Jude Bellingham gains over 1.5 million new Instagram followers after historic week

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  • • Jude Bellingham’s Instagram following has skyrocketed by over 1.5 million in five days after winning the Kopa Trophy and grabbing a match-winning double in El Clasico. 
  • • The Real Madrid soccer star became the first Englishman to claim the Kopa Trophy, recognising the world’s best-performing player under the age of 21.
  • • The English superstar has scored six goals during October, gaining a total of 2.34 million new fans on Instagram.  

Real Madrid soccer star Jude Bellingham has gained over 1.5 million new Instagram followers in just five days, a new study has found.  

Researchers analyzed Bellingham’s Instagram account following a key week which saw the player score a match-winning double against bitter rivals Barcelona in El Clasico, and claim the Kopa Trophy, which celebrates the world’s best-performing player under the age of 21.

Bellingham scored a late second goal to claim all three points for Real Madrid on Saturday against Barcelona, before traveling to Paris for the 2023 Ballon d’Or Awards where he became the first Englishman to win the Kopa Trophy. Since Saturday, Bellingham’s Instagram following has shot up by 1,558,574.

Research was also conducted into Bellingham’s excellent goal-scoring form, as analysts monitored his Instagram following the day after each of his last five Real Madrid performances to see how his stellar form is impacting his social media.  

Bellingham’s hot goal-scoring run, which has seen him score in four of his last five games, is making an enormous difference to his growing fanbase. On average, over the last five games, every time Bellingham scores for Real Madrid, his follower count on Instagram rises by 194,459.  

“With a huge price tag over his head, Jude Bellingham has dominated the conversation among this season’s best footballers so far,” OLBG spokesperson Ryan Roberts said. “The Englishman has accumulated 13 goals in just 13 games, eclipsing and equaling records held by Madrid legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane. It will be interesting to see how his Instagram following rises if he continues this rich vein of goalscoring form, and how quickly he will close the gap on Real Madrid’s most popular players on Instagram, Toni Kroos and Vinicius Jr.”