World Cup Russia 2018


The 21st FIFA World Cup takes place in Russia in 2018. This year, it showcases 32 teams from around the globe, with an initial round-robin stage of 8 groups. We've applied our Sportstar Influencer algorithm to every player in every team to see who has the greatest social marketing value.

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The Top Influencers at the World Cup

The table below shows the top football players at the World Cup, based on our unique algorithm. Click on the name of each player to view more about them, including their latest social posts.

1. Sergio Agüero Argentina 34.5m fans 980.9
2. Gabriel Jesus Brazil 12.9m fans 959.0
3. Kevin De Bruyne Belgium 12.3m fans 957.5
4. Paul Pogba France 43.4m fans 940.3
5. Vincent Kompany Belgium 7.7m fans 938.5
6. Mesut Özil Germany 73.2m fans 938.3
7. David De Gea Spain 28.8m fans 935.9
8. David Silva Spain 7.3m fans 934.2
9. Raheem Sterling England 7.8m fans 925.0
10. İlkay Gündoğan Germany 5.9m fans 919.5
11. Eden Hazard Belgium 26.6m fans 912.3
12. Roberto Firmino Brazil 8.5m fans 909.4
13. Marouane Fellaini Belgium 9.2m fans 906.0
14. Willian Brazil 17.4m fans 903.5
15. Mohamed Salah Egypt 31.7m fans 901.7
16. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 343.6m fans 899.1
17. Neymar Brazil 207.7m fans 898.4
18. Lionel Messi Argentina 193.8m fans 897.6
19. Andrés Iniesta Spain 76.6m fans 896.2
20. Fernandinho Brazil 4.1m fans 895.4
21. Sergio Ramos Spain 67.3m fans 894.7
22. Marcelo Brazil 64.1m fans 893.3
23. Gerard Piqué Spain 54.5m fans 891.8
24. Toni Kroos Germany 39.6m fans 889.6
25. Harry Kane England 11.2m fans 888.9
26. Antoine Griezmann France 35.7m fans 888.9
27. Benjamin Mendy France 3.7m fans 885.9
28. Paulo Dybala Argentina 28.6m fans 885.2
29. Marcus Rashford England 7.9m fans 885.1
30. Isco Spain 24.5m fans 883.0

World Cup Teams by Group

Below for each group, we're showing all the teams, as well as the key players in each team.

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