It's been about a year now since TikTok exploded during the depths of the first lockdown, and it feels like it's here to stay. We've seen countless comedy sketches, dance moves, and downright strange stuff on the app - but we're here to tell you the best footballers to follow on TikTok, as well some great football-themed accounts.
The best footballers to follow on TikTok
A fair few footballers - mainly from the Premier League and the Bundesliga - have taken the plunge on to TikTok and we've compiled a list of some of the best accounts to follow.
Robert Lewandowski (@_rl9)
Robert Lewandowski's venture onto TikTok was certainly the most memorable of lockdown 1 and, though he hasn't posted in a while, it's always worth going back and marvelling at some of the cringeworthy dance videos he posted this time last year.
@_rl9Dance Feeling 😉 😂 ##fyp ##fun♬ Laxed (Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685
Just like any football fan, we're suckers for a good Ronaldinho highlight reel - and that's basically what his TikTok account is. You can't go wrong here.
@ronaldinhoBateu uma nostalgia aí? 👀🤙🏾🎮♬ som original - Ronaldinho
Alphonso Davies (@alphonsodavies)
Alphonso Davies is one of the few footballers to have made the dive into comedy sketches on TikTok and, if we're honest, some of them are actually hilarious.
@alphonsodaviesFor all you new drivers ##fypage ##fyp♬ original sound - Alphonso Davies
Mipo Odubeko (@mipoodubeko)
Mipo Odubeko is an exciting up-and-coming Irish talent at West Ham, and his TikTok account is a great way to keep tabs on how he's getting on in their underage teams.
@mipoodubekoAnother goal from Southend. @westham ⚽️ ##whufc ##westham ##football ##soccer ##nxgn ##nowlookatthis ##topbins♬ Day 'n' Nite - Kid Cudi
Sergio Ramos (@sergioramos)
@sergioramos🛠 Feeling better every day 🛠##tarjetaroja ##NoPorFavor 🙈🙉🙊 ##HalaMadrid ##laleyendadesergioramos ##tiktokdeportes ##aprendecontiktok♬ Get Low - Dillon Francis & DJ Snake
Roberto Carlos (@oficialrc3)
Roberto Carlos' TikTok - as well as having some amazing clips from his playing days - is just downright weird.
@oficialrc3Happy Easter Everyone 🐣🐰😂♬ Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - Dance Anthem
Toni Kroos (@toni.kr8s)
Toni Kroos' account is a lot of fun, with some great edits of one of the best midfielders in the world bossing it out on the pitch.
@toni.kr8s🔦⚽️ @realmadrid @viniciusjunior ##tbt♬ Originalton - Toni Kroos
Ian Wright (@wrightyofficial)
Ian Wright's positivity and sense of fun are electric, and his engagement with fans on TikTok is just a delight to watch.
@wrightyofficial##duet with @_kieran_simmons_ ##WrightyReacts You see the damage me and Saka can do 👏🏾👏🏾😂😂😂 ##fyp♬ Levitating (feat. DaBaby) - Dua Lipa
The best football clubs to follow on TikTok
Leicester City FC (@lcfc)
Leicester's official account has the comedy game down to a tee, and they're always quick to jump on the latest trends with their own twists.
@lcfcNo stoppin the Seniorman.♬ original sound - Secret account🤫
Brentford FC (@brentfordfc)
Brentford's account is a bit more tongue-in-cheek than Leicester's, but it's just as fun.
@brentfordfcThat first day back be like 😴 ##brentfordfc ##football ##soccer ##uksports♬ time fo scoo - braden🦓
Watford FC (@watfordfcofficial)
Watford's account has a similar vibe to Brentford's, and they're not afraid to have a laugh at their own expense either.
@watfordfcofficialWE’RE BACK BABY!! 🤟🤟 ##watfordfc♬ original sound - Watford FC
Spartak Moscow (@fcsm)
Spartak Moscow's page is bizarre. They seem dedicated to calling out players and clubs unrelated to Russian football at all. It's pretty damn entertaining all the same.
The best football accounts to follow on TikTok
The Bundesliga's YouTube channel has long been the best way to get light-hearted highlights videos and fun snippets, and their TikTok page is no different.
@firstname.lastname@example.org antworten Congrats to everyone who got it right 👏 ##bundesliga♬ true love by pink - alyssaaudios
Airtricity League (@leagueofirelandofficial)
The League of Ireland finally arrived on TikTok last week, and their content so far has not disappointed. A must follow for all Irish football fans.
Classic Football Shirts (@classicfootballshirts_)
If you're as invested in all things jersey-related as we are, then you'll just love CFS's TikTok output.
@classicfootballshirts_Football Shirts 🤝 Beer Sponsors 🍺 which is your favourite? ##footballtiktok ##classicfootballshirts ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage♬ Nice To Meet Ya - Wes Nelson
That's just a small selection of the best footballers to follow on TikTok, but there are countless others like Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden to follow. We're just patiently waiting for Robert Lewandowski's return.