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. Paul Pogba France 43.4m fans 947.4
2. Sergio Agüero Argentina 34.5m fans 945.2
3. David De Gea Spain 28.8m fans 943.0
4. Roberto Firmino Brazil 8.5m fans 923.7
5. Gabriel Jesus Brazil 12.9m fans 923.3
6. Kevin De Bruyne Belgium 12.3m fans 921.8
7. Mohamed Salah Egypt 31.7m fans 915.9
8. Marouane Fellaini Belgium 9.2m fans 913.0
9. Eden Hazard Belgium 26.6m fans 912.3
10. Willian Brazil 17.4m fans 903.5
11. Harry Kane England 11.2m fans 903.2
12. Vincent Kompany Belgium 7.7m fans 902.8
13. Mesut Özil Germany 73.2m fans 902.6
14. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 343.6m fans 899.1
15. David Silva Spain 7.3m fans 898.4
16. Neymar Brazil 207.7m fans 898.4
17. Lionel Messi Argentina 193.8m fans 897.6
18. Andrés Iniesta Spain 76.6m fans 896.2
19. Sergio Ramos Spain 67.3m fans 894.7
20. Marcelo Brazil 64.1m fans 893.2
21. Marcus Rashford England 7.9m fans 892.2
22. Gerard Piqué Spain 54.5m fans 891.8
23. Toni Kroos Germany 39.6m fans 889.6
24. Raheem Sterling England 7.8m fans 889.3
25. Antoine Griezmann France 35.7m fans 888.9
26. Paulo Dybala Argentina 28.6m fans 885.2
27. İlkay Gündoğan Germany 5.9m fans 883.8
28. Isco Spain 24.5m fans 883.0
29. James Rodríguez Colombia 91.0m fans 882.6
30. Robert Lewandowski Poland 24.1m fans 882.3

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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