Football Features

The best footballers & clubs to follow on Twitter

By CJ Smith

Published: 16:18, 21 March 2019

Twitter has turned the grand old age of 13 and unlike most of us at that age, it has already changed the world and provided us all with unique ways to connect with the world’s biggest stars.

Footballers are no exception to that, with many using it to share their heartfelt causes or connect with fans to celebrate after a hard-earned win.

Others, though, are simply here for a laugh and will stop at nothing to bring a smile to the faces of their fans, and leave their rivals and teammates totally red-faced.

At Squawka, to help you celebrate, we’ve put together a list of eight of the best footballers to follow on Twitter for your daily dose of trolling and banter.

1. Michy Batshuayi

Whether it’s showing the world his Spongebob Squarepants undies or pulling Phil Jones up on another giant gurn, Michy Batshuayi’s Twitter game is, always has been and always will be a strong one.

Even Batshuayi himself isn’t safe on his own Twitter account…

2. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou

Remember when Georges-Kevin Nkoudou had been living under a rock in north London for years, then suddenly popped up with a vital assist in a four-minute cameo during Spurs’ 2-1 win over Fulham in January? Well, Nkoudou was quick to jump on Twitter to let everyone know he was still around…

In truth, the French winger has been at it for years, even threatening to take down Harry Kane’s goalscoring record after bagging his only Spurs goal to date in 2017.

3. Peter Crouch

You simply can’t have a who’s who of Twitter and not include Peter Crouch.

Whether it’s taking on the ‘Cristiano Ronaldo challenge’…

or mocking Gareth Barry’s age (careful Peter, you’re no spring chicken yourself)…

Crouch has been at this for years. Even now, he’s got absolutely no problem mocking his own gargantuan height, as long as it brings the laughs in…

4. Richarlison

Whether it’s getting his samba on in the middle of the street or just simply admitting: “Yeah, I made a bit of an idiot out of myself there”, Richarlison is always up for a laugh on Twitter.

Oh, and his Pigeon dance is something else!

5. Hector Bellerin

Let’s face it, you’re all here for Hector Bellerin’s ridiculous fashion career, aren’t you?

But one thing you probably didn’t know about the Arsenal right-back is that he actually fancies himself as a bit of a politician on the side, too…

Get them told, Hector!

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6. Mario Balotelli

Don Mario is here. Through pet Pigs or openly mocking Manchester United, Balotelli has famously built one of the strongest Twitter followings in the world of football.

The controversial Italian actually took a hiatus from Twitter toward the end of 2018 but rest assured, he’s back now. Time to strap in and see what he’s got in store for us all next.

7. James Milner

James Milner’s parody account, Boring James Milner, has taken Twitter by storm with its thoroughly bland stories being that dull, they come alive with comedic brilliance.

That said, do yourselves a favour and head on over to his official Twitter account, where the irony of his public perception is not lost on Milner. Want to see someone spice up ironing a t-shirt? Milner’s your guy.

8. Jonathan Walters

Jonathan Walters has been in the midst of a Ronaldo vs Messi war with fellow Republic of Ireland international, David Meyler, recently, which in itself has been fun to watch.

However, what the Burnley man does best is embrace and accept that he’s getting on in his years and past his best, setting him free for a bit of self-detrimental humour – although others still take a little rap for it, too.

A few club gems

Of course, it’s not just players that can have a laugh on Twitter, with plenty of clubs seizing their chance to get one over on a rival, bask in the glory of victory or simply take a dig at one of their own players.

Here are some absolute gems including Kevin De Bruyne starring in Home Alone, Aston Villa riding a tractor, Yeovil Town giving Alexis Sanchez a warm welcome and, of course, AS Roma’s English account.