Social football: 50 direct hits


1. Mats Hummels: One of the few German stars, which one notes that they tweet themselves, and do not let tweet by their agency. If he has time and desire, Hummels fan questions, with clever and interesting answers.

Twitter: Mats Hummels / Instagram: aussenrist15

2. Felix Kroos: No, not Toni – but Felix. The world champion brother of Union Berlin is one of the most amusing German Twitter footballers. When Toni inflicted a goal against Sweden at the 2018 World Cup, but then hit himself, Felix sent out a terrific tweet, which is now nominated as “Football of the Year”: “Strong! One goal made, one prepared.”

Twitter: felixkroos18 / Instagram: felixkroos23


3. Toni Kroos: Well, the brother of Felix Kroos can of course follow. Very entertaining, even far beyond the football. But the most beautiful is when the Kroos brothers daft each other.

Twitter: ToniKroos / Instagram: toni.kr8s

4. Mesut Ozil: International the biggest social media star among German footballers – including 23.4 million followers on Twitter. Writes mostly in English or lets write in English. Provides insights from the Premier League at Arsenal and from his not-so-poor life. Taboo topics: Erdogan, Löw, Bierhoff.

Twitter: MesutOzil1088 / Instagram: m10official

5. Mario Götze: Sporty unfortunately in the constant crisis, but especially with Instagram with 8.7 million followers still in great demand. Many nice pictures with his nice Ann-Kathrin. And even with glasses, Mario showed up last. Almost more celebrity than footballer.

Twitter: Mario Götze / Instagram: Mario Götze

6. Sven and Lars Bender: The only brothers in German football who posted on Instagram. The two Upper Bavarians in exile in the Rhineland, reunited with Bayer Leverkusen since 2017, show a lot of down-to-earth things from their homeland – no trace of superstar blingbling. Very sympathetic Buam!

Instagram: bender twins

7. Leroy Sané: Jogi Löw did not want him at the 2018 World Cup, but Instagram loves Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City star. Postpones much of the city training – and sometimes girlfriend Candice Brook, who has just made him a dad.

Twitter: LeroySane19 / Instagram: leroysane19

8. Shkodran Mustafi: With Jogi Löw, the world champion of 2014 has fallen into oblivion, but at Arsenal he continues to play regularly. Dearest motive: His little daughter, just one year old.

Twitter: Mustafi Official / Instagram: shkodranmustafi

9. Manuel Neuer: Hard to see on Twitter. His medium is more Instagram, where the national goalkeeper now comes to 10.4 million subscribers. Little privacy, but the fans are happy about many pictures of the training at Bayern.

Twitter: Manuel Neuer / Instagram: Manuel Neuer

10. Thomas Müller: On Twitter, the World Champion offers one of the better agency accounts (“We’re incredibly motivated”), but still with some charming insights. On Instagram, the nerd Pähl makes more fun – and shows pictures with his Lisa, or from the local horse stable. For Müller fans his Instagram account is a must.

Twitter: esmuellert_ / Instagram: esmuellert

11. David Alaba: The Bayern Ösi is on the trail of Jérôme Boateng with blingbling lifestyle on the way. Market his own clothes store and his brand “DA 27”, and shows above all on Instagram, how a football superstar 2018 lives. Nevertheless sympathetic enough.

Twitter: David_Alaba / Instagram: da_27

Of course he means # up victory. #VfB #SCFVfB

– Aogos Elevator (@Aogos Lift) September 15, 2018

12. Dennis Aogo: Here, the fake is more interesting than the original. Because the ex-national player of VfB Stuttgart has a somewhat dubious tendency to lift selfies, the parody account “Aogos Elevator” on Twitter has now brought to cult status.

Twitter (the spurious):AogosLifting / Instagram (the real one):dennisaogo

13. Holger Badstuber: The painful man from VfB Stuttgart and ex-Bayer, who has been so often thrown back from injuries, lets his fans participate in all his ups and downs. Last season was great, the new season has started disappointing. His posts are always worth reading and soothing authentic.

Twitter: Badstuber / Instagram: hbadstuber

14. Kevin Grosskreutz: As world champion in the 2nd league, and now even with Uerdingen in the 3rd league – no matter, the ex-Dortmunder remains an original, and also in the social media an absolute brand. On Twitter, he makes himself rare, but on Instagram’s 100 percent Großkreutz, no trace of agency posts.

Twitter: fischkreutz_KG / Instagram: fish kreutz

15. Rurik Gislason: The German football fans are reluctant to remember the World Cup in Russia – but Rurik Gislason already. The jaunty Icelander from SV Sandhausen became a social media star as “Mr. World Cup”. And his latest Instagram posts are once again inspiring female fans.

Instagram: rurikgislason


16. Thomas Hitzlsperger: The ex-national player was the best German at the World Cup – as an expert, critical and entertaining expert at the ARD. And as clever as he analyzes, he tweets too. Much interesting to the current football, also like in English – because on the island “Hitz The Hammer” is worshiped until today.

Twitter: ThomasHitz

17. Arne Friedrich: The slightly different ex-footballer. The summer fairy tale participant and longtime Hertha player is politically and socially engaged. His tweets and posts show him with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier or the children’s hospice service of Caritas in Berlin, which he supports. Worth reading!

Twitter: arnefriedrich / Instagram: arnefriedrichofficial

18. Lukas Podolsky: Yes, of course, Poldi is still playing, with Vissel Kobe in Japan – but for his fans in Germany that feels almost like a casual retirement. The idol of Cologne also provides the best entertainment on social media: Poldi kicking high-rise buildings in Japan, the young Poldi winning the championship cup at Bayern, or his new teammate Barça legend Andrés Iniesta.

Twitter: Podolski10 / Instagram: poldi_official

19. Bastian Schweinsteiger: Another ex-superstar in early retirement, Chicago Fire in the US MLS. Schweinis social media mix: Relaxed US lifestyle and charming family photos with his beautiful wife and mum Ana Ivanović, who has 1.5 million subscribers on Instagram.

Twitter: BSchweinsteiger / Instagram: Bastian Schweinsteiger

20. Lothar Matthäus: Lots of photos from earlier with other old stars, and one or the other quite interesting sentence to the current football – that’s how Loddar presented on the Internet. Advantage: You just have to read it, and not hear it.

Twitter: LMatthaeus10 / Instagram: lotharmatthaus10

21. Oliver Kahn: He loses his job as Champions League expert on ZDF because the second player has lost his rights. On television, together with Oliver Welke, the Drucktitan has become the top experts, online, he likes to show himself as a businessman and motivational expert in a suit.

Twitter: Oliver Kahn / Instagram: Oliver Kahn

22. Per Mertesacker: The World Champion has stopped at Arsenal only in the summer, and is (more promising) new expert on the sports streaming station DAZN. It will be exciting how he accompanies his analyzes online.

Twitter: mertesacker / Instagram: p_mertesacker

23. Ralph Gunesch: As a player, “Felgenralle” (nickname because of his car passion) was a cult especially at St. Pauli. Today he comments on DAZN Champions League – and is on Twitter one of the most relaxed, smart and fan-friendly ex-footballer. Definitely worth reading!

Twitter: rims ralle

24. Jürgen Klinsmann: The summer fairy tale trainer has been on the road as a US national coach since becoming a Swabian legend and Elder Statesman. Very nice posts from all over the world.

Twitter: J_Klinsmann / Instagram: j_klinsmann

25. Kevin Kurányi: One of the few German winners at the World Cup in Russia – as a worldly as well as amusing ARD expert in a floral shirt, and as a whimsical Twitterer, who was not embarrassed by any answer. Unfortunately he has fallen silent on Twitter since then, but at least on Instagram it continues.

Twitter: KK22official / Instagram: kuranyi.k

26. Philipp Lahm: He should be followed – but only to see how good other football accounts are. Master bizarre and meaningless agency tweets that are almost iconic again. Motto: “You can read more about my interpretation of leadership on LinkedIn.” When Germany receives the European Championship 2024, year-long social media replenishment is assured by chief executive Lahm.

Twitter: Philipp Lahm / Instagram: Philipp Lahm

27. Mario Basler: No, as an expert to take really seriously the pub-kicker is not, of course, the Mesut Özil the “body language of a dead frog” attested. But for a humorous saying in between, it’s enough.

Twitter:Mariobasler / Instagram:mariobasler.official

January 28 Åge Fjørtoft: If you follow one of the world’s most prolific, entertaining and best-connected football experts, you should be able to speak Norwegian – at least for some contributions. The rest is in the Eintracht Frankfurt legend in English, with many interesting comments also to the Bundesliga.

Twitter: JanAageFjortoft


– TSV Winsen (@ TSVWinsen) September 14, 2018

29. TSV Winsen: Everyone can follow FC Bayern or Borussia Dortmund. But gourmets read what tweets the TSV Winsen, his signing country league and District Cup winner 2011! Funniest Twitter account of a German club. Current status: “Twice as many league points as Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Schalke 04 and VfB Stuttgart together !!!”

Twitter:TSVWinsen / Instagram: tsvwinsen

30. Liverpool FC: Since Jürgen Klopp ascended to the club saint at Anfield, Liverpool is one of the few major international clubs to run a German Twitter account that provides all German fans of Kloppo and the Reds with heart and passion. Great!


31. Hertha BSC: And who runs the funniest and most passionate club account in the Bundesliga? Quite a few say: Hertha BSC Berlin, which is anything but greedy in the social media.

Twitter:Hertha BSC / Instagram:Hertha BSC


Can not imagine.

____ # Dahlmann #ARBEITSNACHWEIShttps: //

– FUMS (@fums_magazine) September 16, 2018

32. FUMS: “Football is fun “- this is the name of the program The job references for commentators like Béla Réthy or Jörg Dahlmann are just as cult as the hashtag #FritzLove for the legendary Fritz von Thurn and Taxis.Fine interviews, great gags, you have to read.

Twitter:fums_magazin / Instagram: fums_magazin

33. 11 friends: From fans to fans – the alternative football magazine is also worthwhile in social media. The highlight of course is the famous 11-friends live ticker in big games.

Twitter:11Friends_en / Instagram:11FREUNDE

34. Zeigler’s wonderful world of football: Arnd Zeigler is the forefather of the German football satire and the retro cult. Indispensable in the wonderful world of Twitter and Instagram.

Twitter: zwwdf / Instagram:zwwdf

35. Reinhard Grindel: The arch-conservative DFB boss has been trying for some months to get on Twitter a fanfriendlicher and looser image. The results are, well, at least amusing. Therefore, good in this section reserved.

Twitter: DFB_Praesident_

Andrea Pirlo putting in the minimum effort required to show affection to his dog

– Footballers with animals (@ftbllrswanimals) August 18, 2018

36. Footballer with animals: Parody and fun accounts around football are like trophies in the trophy cupboard of FC Bayern – you can not count them anymore. The pictures are especially funny with animal-loving footballers.

Twitter: ftbllrswanimals


37. OptaFranz: Against which team has Mario Gomez scored his most Bundesliga goals? And which team saw the most yellow cards in evening games during the snowfall in October? The data gurus of Opta know every number from the Bundesliga.

Twitter: OptaFranz / Instagram:optafranz

38. Collinas heirs: Again trouble with the video screen? Was the Leverkusen penalty at Bayern repeated rightly? The experts from the referee podcast “Collinas Erben” (named after the legendary Italian referee Pierluigi Collina) provide excellent analysis.

Twitter: CollinasErben


39. Sky Sports News HD: Even though it is called “I want it all” in Sky advertising – all games from the Bundesliga and the Champions League are no longer transmitted by the pay-TV channel. Nevertheless, a quick info source in the social media continues.


40th DAZN: 110 of the 138 Champions League season games are now available in the streaming service, which is almost indispensable for football fans. Also in the social media DAZN becomes more and more interesting.

Twitter:DAZN_EN / Instagram: dazn_de

41st Eurosport: Shows the Friday games of the Bundesliga – and with Matthias Sammer has Germany’s best TV football expert in the team, which also plays an important role online.


42nd transfer market: Especially in the transfer periods an excellent source for news, but also with good reading material.

Twitter:transfer market

43. Wolff-Christoph Fuss: The Sky commentator is a bit tired of Twitter, because he gets too much stuff. But a very moody Instagram account with a whole new foot: The young dad pushes his little daughter in a stroller through Munich. Also very worth reading: Anna Kraft, mother of the daughter, and since this season new to Eurosport.

Twitter:WolffFuss / Instagram:wolff foot

44. Frank Buschmann: Buschi is an institution on Twitter – also thanks to his regular resignations, which he never realizes. But never lose an opinion, always entertaining, and with legendary holiday photos from Malle.

Twitter:FrankBuschmann / Instagram:buschibuschmann

45. Marco Hagemann: The football voice of RTL and DAZN is one of the commentators who keeps the most intense contact with the fans on Twitter. Many interesting things, consequences are worthwhile.

Twitter:Marco_Hagemann / Instagram:marco.hagemann

46. ​​Marcus Bark: The “reporter on the spot” of the ARD is little known in the public, but delivers at international matches of the German team but the fastest and richest information.

Twitter: Reporter_vorOrt

47. Bernd Schmelzer: A spirited football and ski specialist (“Heieiei!”) From Bayerischer Rundfunk. Online with exciting insights and background information – rightly already 134,000 followers.

Twitter:bscontent / Instagram:bernd.schmelzer

48. Julia Scharf: The sports show reporter had some wonderful performances with Kevin Kuranyi at the 2018 World Cup. She has information about her work on Twitter, as well as private information on Instagram.

Twitter:JuliaScharf / Instagram:juliascharf_sport

49. Florian Schmidt-Sommerfeld: Young reporter and absolute sports nerd, starting this season with a new format “Champions Corner” on Sky. “Schmiso” is a man for the future, and absolutely worth reading on Twitter.

Twitter:Schmiso / Instagram:floschmiso

After 2 flights and 2 trains in 21 hours of #Singapur well arrived back home. As always, #Imp and #Casey find some presents in their suitcases. Now fast in the forest and then the couch is waiting. And tomorrow my doctor looks at the #Cut.

– Heiko Wasser (@HeikoWasser) September 17, 2018

50. Heiko Waßer: The Formula 1 commentator of RTL has only marginally to do with football, but is self-confessed BVB Ultra. Bayern fans drive blood pressure up while reading his tweets. But in Dortmund he is a cult, just like fans of dog photos.

Twitter:HeikoWasser / Instagram: water heiko

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