Newcomers to the Riyadh derby between Al Hilal and Al Nasr have more than 2.5 million followers on the Instagram photo-sharing platform, nearly half of whom follow the Brazilian Anderson Talesca, the Al Nasr playmaker.
Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr will meet on Thursday in a postponed match of the Mohammed bin Salman Professional Cup, with the presence of 7 new professionals who will participate in the first derby in the league competition.
Taliska has one million followers on Instagram, benefiting from his extensive experiences in the world of football, whether in his country, Brazil or Portugal, when he represented Benfica, as well as Turkey’s Besiktas and China’s Guangzhou Evergrande.
In second place is his colleague Funes Morey, the former Argentina, River Plate and Everton player, who is followed by 514,000, as they are looking for a new player who ended his Spanish experience with Villarreal last season by winning the European League at the expense of Manchester United.
The former Portuguese top scorer, Moussa Marega, has 505,000 followers, making him third in the list of the highest-grossing new players, as the French-born experienced simple experiences in his country, most notably with Amiens, and then he left for Portugal, who played for 3 of its clubs, Maritimo and Vitoria Guimaraes, and finally the ancient Porto.
And 275,000 follow Matthews Pereira, the Al Hilal player and the most expensive transfer deal in the last summer transfers in Saudi Arabia, who grew up in the Sporting Lisbon categories, which made him fourth.
Vincent Abubakar, the captain of the Cameroon national team and the former Portuguese player of Porto and Besiktas, has 108,000 followers, while the number of Uzbek Jalaluddin Masharipov’s followers is 89 thousand, and finally the Brazilian Anselmo, who is coming to victory from his compatriot Al-Wahda, is 61,000.