Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in recent years. With such popularity, people started to wonder about the private life of the actors besides their career. As a result, many volleyball viewers started following the volleyball players they supported off the court, namely on social media. So, who are the most followed female volleyball players? Here are the most popular female volleyball players on Instagram…
11 – Ibrar Karakurt (782,000)
Despite being only 23 years old, Ibrar Siyakurt, who achieved great success, started volleyball in the infrastructure of Vakıfbank. Currently playing for one of the Italian league teams, Igor Gorgonzola Novara, our national athlete is appreciated for his fun personality as well as his talent. Ibrar, who has made a name for himself with his Instagram posts, has 782k followers as of today.
10 – Sheila Castro (819,000)
Sheila Castro, who ended her active volleyball career last year, made a great contribution to the Brazilian women’s volleyball team winning gold medals twice in a row at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Castro, who preferred to play mostly in clubs in his country throughout his career, is respected Brazilian volleyball fans in particular. Sheila, who also actively uses her social media accounts, is followed by a total of 819 thousand people on Instagram.
9 – Gabriela Guimarães (Million)
Born in 1994 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Gabriela Guimaraes has been playing volleyball since she was 14 years old. The player, who faced difficulties at the beginning of his career due to his short height compared to other players (1.80 cm), compensated for this defect with his athletic build and climbed the career ladder one after another. Currently, she is the captain of Vakifbank, one of the largest clubs in the world, and the Brazilian women’s national volleyball team. Gabby, who has won over sports fans with her down-to-earth and friendly personality, has a million followers on Instagram.
8- Sabina Altynbekova (1.1 million)
Sabina Altynbekova of Turkish descent was born in Kazakhstan in 1996. Playing for Spyker, Sabina is in the close circle of millions of volleyball spectators thanks to her talent and pure beauty. The actress, who has a serious fan base in Asian countries, especially in China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan, often shares photos from the countries she travels to through her Instagram account. Sabina, who is among the most followed volleyball players, is followed by 1.1 million people on Instagram.
7. Nootsara Tomkom (1.1 million)
Among the female volleyball players with the largest number of followers, Nootsara Tomkom plays the setting position. Tuscum, who has been awarded “Best Host” many times throughout his career, has millions of fans from many countries, especially from Thailand. The experienced player, who played for Fenerbahçe between 2016 and 2018 in our country, has 1.1 million followers on his Instagram account.
6. Rosamaria Montibeller (1.2 million)
Brazilian Rosamaria Montibeller, who has 1.2 million followers on Instagram, plays for UYBA Volley Busto Arsizio, one of the Italian league teams. The famous volleyball player, who plays the opposite position of setter, is well received for his sympathetic attitude on the court as well as his talent. Rosamaria, who is very popular especially in her country, Brazil, announced to her followers on social media that she had obtained Italian citizenship in the past weeks.
5. Pleumjit Thinkaow (1.2 million)
Thai midfielder Plumjit Thinkaow played for Eregli Municipal women’s volleyball team between 2007 and 2010. Thinkaow currently plays for Supreme Chonburi in her country, and is one of the most followed volleyball players on Instagram. Thinkaow, which has a total following of 1.2 million people, frequently includes collaborative posts on its social media account.
4 – Kim Yan-kung (1.6 million)
South Korean professional volleyball player Kim Yan-kung is a name we know well in the country. The famous player, who spent most of his career in Fenerbahçe, now plays for his country’s Pink Spiders team. 1.6 million people follow Kim on his Instagram account, which plays the role of speaker.
3 – Jacqueline Carvalho (1.8 million)
We are slowly approaching the end of our list! She is followed by Jacqueline Carvalho, the third most followed female volleyball player on Instagram. Jacqueline, who is Brazilian, has an incredibly successful career. The famous volleyball player, who won the gold medal with the Brazilian women’s volleyball team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, wore the silver around her neck at the 2006 World Championships. Similarly, Jacqueline Carvalho, who deserved many awards in the Brazilian league, is still followed by millions. People, even though she ended her volleyball career years ago. As of March 2023, Calvalho has 1.8 million followers on Instagram.
2. Alyssa Valdez (2.1 million)
Born in 1993, Alyssa Valdez is one of the most successful and recognized volleyball players in the Philippines. Valdez plays as a hitter, and is also very popular in Brazil, apart from his native Philippines. He currently plays for Creamline Cool Smashers in the Philippine League and also plays for his country’s national team during the summer season. Alyssa Valdez, who uses her Instagram account very actively, is followed by a total of 2.1 million people.
1. Zahra Gunesh (2.4 million)
We are at the top of the list! Zehra Güneş is the volleyball player with the most followers on Instagram as of March 2023. A total of 2.4 million people follow Zehra, who serves as a midfielder for both Vakıfbank and Turkey’s women’s national volleyball team. Attracting attention with her beauty as well as her successful career, the actress has a serious fan base not only in Turkey, but also in America, Europe, and Central Asia. Zehra Güneş, who recently became the advertising face of a makeup brand, also earns a lot of income with the sponsored posts she shares on Instagram.
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