Soccer players have also taken the traditional route of engaging with their fans on social media.
Instagram has become one of the biggest social media platform players have come to utilize in order to invite their followers into their day-to-day routines.
Below, we look at the top 10 South African players with the most garnered followers on Instagram.
10. Phakamani Mahlambi (Mamelodi Sundowns) – 155k followers
9. George Maluleka (Kaizer Chiefs) – 167k followers
8. Ayanda Patosi (FC Foolad, Iran) – 171k followers
7. Thembinkosi Lorch (Orlando Pirates) – 190k followers
6. Percy Tau (Club Brugge, Belgium) – 193k followers
5. Bongani Zungu (Amiens SC, France) – 255k followers
4. Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Highlands Park) – 265k followers
3. George Lebese (Colorado Springs Switchbacks, USA) – 367k followers
2. Siphiwe Tshabalala (Free agent) – 428k followers
1.Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs) – 866k followers