First came Twitter, where we could see what the footballing stars in our worlds were talking about.
Now we've gone one further, and with Instagram being an instant hit, select footballers post pictures to illustrate their lives for their fans in more than just words.
We detail eight of the top footballers to check in on with Instagram.
Cesc Fabregas has a lot of mates, by the looks of things.
He also seems to have a lot of football boots hanging around.
Training at Chelsea Football Club looks pretty fun, especially when training consists of playing table tennis!
A bonus for Chelsea fans is that Mata often tweets pictures of his side's method of transport and accommodation, giving them an inkling of what it's like on the road as a footballer.
Thiago Silva gives both Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil fans a wonderful insight into life as a captain and player.
He posted numerous photos during his recovery from injury, shares pictures of his wife and gets pretty involved with the mirror whenever possible—a trait many of Brazil's national performers seem to share.
Alex Morgan is no longer simply a national U.S. treasure; she's a worldwide sensation.
She's entertaining, fun-loving, smiley and easy on the eyes, making her Instagram account of particular interest.
Neymar doesn't take his 900,000 followers for granted.
When Brazil's national team meets up, he goes a little bit mental with the photos, it must be said.