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Top 20 Most Followed Badminton Players on Instagram in 2019

Top 20 Most Followed Badminton Players on Instagram in 2019

According to the data that I have collected (April, 2019), Jonatan Christie (21) has the biggest number of followers on Instagram among badminton players, most likely because the last year, 2018, he appeared to be the first Indonesian sportsman to claim Asian Games men’s singles gold title in the last 12 years. Not to mention that badminton is Indonesia’s national sport.

Jonatan Christie, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kevin Sanjaya, Anthony Ginting, Marcus Gideon, Lee Chong Wei, Ratchanok Intanon, Rian Ardianto, Fajar Alfian, Carolina Marin, Jwala Gutta, Greysia Polii , Goh Liu Ying, Viktor Axelsen, Tai Tzu Ying, Hendra Setiawan, Debby Susanto, Mohammad Ahsan, Kidambi Srikanth

Position / Player/Profile (Country) / Category / Followers

  1. Jonatan Christie (INA) / MS / 1.9m
  2. Saina Nehwal (IND) / WS / 1.4m 
  3. PV Sindhu (IND) / WS / 1.3 m
  4. Kevin Sanjaya (INA) / MD / 1.1m
  5. Anthony Ginting (INA) / MS / 772k
  6. Marcus Gideon (INA) / MD / 561k
  7. Lee Chong Wei (MAS) / MS / 533k
  8. Ratchanok Intanon (THA) / WS / 476k
  9. Rian Ardianto (INA) / MD / 407k
  10. Fajar Alfian (INA) / MD / 395k
  11. Carolina Marin (ESP) / WS / 337k
  12. Jwala Gutta (IND) / XD / 334k
  13. Greysia Polii (INA) / WD / 301k
  14. Goh Liu Ying (MAS) / XD / 299k
  15. Viktor Axelsen (DEN) / MS / 270k
  16. Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) / WS / 267k
  17. Hendra Setiawan (INA) / MD / 187k
  18. Debby Susanto (INA) / XD / 149k
  19. Mohammad Ahsan (INA) / MD / 140k
  20. Kidambi Srikanth (IND) / MS / 129k

The number of social media followers doesn’t mean that these are the most popular players in the world cause, well, China’s not participating, so I tried to make a linear regression model to predict the number of followers top Chinese players would have had, had they access to Instagram.

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