Cristiano Ronaldo, a Manchester United and Portugal star, just attained a new milestone by being the first to have 500 million Instagram followers. Ronaldo’s two-part bombshell interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV last week garnered media attention.
The former Real Madrid great wasn’t shy about calling out the club’s executives, manager Erik ten Hag, and club icons Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville.
Even though he faced harsh criticism for his interview. He kept on growing his fan base and eventually reached 500 million. With 376 million followers, Messi, an Argentine superstar, and lifelong rival ranked second in the world.
Well-Known Football Players:
The top 10 Posts in the number of followers only include two well-known football players. Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil Although none is among the top 10. Neymar and NBA star Lebron James are among the best athletes besides Ronaldo and Messi.
Considering current criticism, Ronaldo’s Instagram following shows how popular he is this season. After winning the 2016 European Championships, Ronaldo’s chances of winning the competition are largely limited.
37-year-old Ronaldo had 500 million Instagram followers as of November. The Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, who is his closest rival, has 376 million Instagram followers.
Both athletes have more fans than internationally well-known stars like singer Selena Gomez, media personality and model Kylie Jenner, and actor and professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. “the Rock.”