Let’s face it, with coronavirus keeping millions of people locked indoors, there’s been a lot more time to spend on social media and other entertainment channels. If you want to channel your social media energy into something productive, then you should certainly follow some of the people of this following list. With sporting competitions around the world slowly being phased back into our daily lives, it’s no question that millions of sporting fans have been starved of much-needed sporting excitement. Here are 5 sports people you need to be following in 2020 in order to kickstart the belated sporting season!
#1 Reza Goodary
Reza Goodary, sometimes known by his full name of Mohammadreza Goodary, is an Iranian martial artist. He has competed around the world in a range of different martial arts styles, including Muay Thai, Karate and Brazilian Jiujitsu. Like many great fighters throughout history, Reza has been forced to overcome adversity throughout his life, using experiences from his father (who is a Judo Master) to fuel his success and commitment. Born in Tehran in 1988, Reza is bound to be a huge star in the martial arts arena.
#2 Serena Williams
Both Serena Williams and her sister, Venus, have been widely praised for ushering in a new wave of athleticism and strength to the female game of tennis. Serena especially is known for her bold acts (both on and off the court), some of which have landed her in a bit of trouble from time to time. Nonetheless, there’s no doubting her success and importance to the game of tennis and with over 23 Grand Slam singles victories, she rightfully stands as one of the most successful tennis players of all time.
#3 Virat Kohli
With close to 62 million followers on Instagram, Virat Kohli is a superstar in modern cricket. As the current skipper of the Indian national cricket team, he has been a central part of India’s dominance in the Test arena for the last few years. He remains one of the most followed sporting icons in the world, most of which can be attributed to his skill and passion when playing for India.
#4 Michael Phelps
The final entry into this list must be the greatest, most successful Olympian of all time – Michael Phelps. With a mind-boggling 28 Olympic medals, Phelps continues to hold the record for the most gold medals won in individual events. Having retired from the pool, Phelps is now living happily with his family.
#5 Cristiano Ronaldo
A five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or award, Ronaldo is one of the greatest football players of all time. He is the most followed sports personality on social media with over 220 million followers on Instagram. Let’s face it, if you’re into football, then you know who Ronaldo is.