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Top 20 Most Interesting Athletes to Follow on Twitter

Just like other celebrities, athletes utilize social media websites such as Twitter to interact with fans, make their voices heard and also expand their personal and team brands. While Twitter serves as a free advertising tool for athletes who have personal  accounts, some pros are paid money by companies to promote merchandise and other items via the website. Those who have mastered the art of mixing a fair amount of advertising along with fan interaction on Twitter make for entertaining follows that will not merely fill your timelines with link after link that you, truth be told, could not care less about.

When looking for athletes to follow on Twitter, one should not forget about those who called time on their playing days some time ago. One such former baseball star can be either wildly entertaining or mildly entertaining depending on how you view such individuals. Also included in the list is a man who made his name in WWE, an individual who still pops up from time to time in the squared-circle but is now more so a Hollywood megastar who is featured in movies and on multiple television programs.

Football, or soccer for those of you from North America, is the world's most popular game, and that fact is represented in the top Twitter accounts to follow. No athlete on the planet has more Twitter followers as of February 2015 than the man who is widely regarded as the best overall player in the world, an all-time great who has done it all and won it all at the club level. Somewhat ironic is that the list begins with a different type of footballer, an American male who could play a part in helping to reshape the North American top-flight.

20 Clint Irwin

19 Joel Embiid

Tweets by @JoelEmbiid

18 Harry Kane

Tweets by @hkane28

17 Johnny Manziel

Tweets by @JManziel2

16 Jose Canseco

Tweets by @JoseCanseco

15 Ray Hudson

Tweets by @RayHudson

14 Paul Bissonnette

Tweets by @BizNasty2point0

13 Sydney Leroux

Tweets by @sydneyleroux

12 Hunter Pence

Tweets by @hunterpence

11 The Iron Sheik

via chinlock.com

10 Chris Kluwe

Tweets by @ChrisWarcraft

9 Danica Patrick

Tweets by @DanicaPatrick

8 Serena Williams

Tweets by @serenawilliams

7 Floyd Mayweather

Tweets by @FloydMayweather

6 Novak Djokovic

Tweets by @DjokerNole

5 The Rock

Tweets by @TheRock

4 Alex Morgan

Tweets by @alexmorgan13

3 Kaka

Tweets by @KAKA

2 LeBron James

Tweets by @KingJames

1 Cristiano Ronaldo

Tweets by @Cristiano

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