Manchester United and Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo has broken another record, this time on social media.
Ronaldo recently broke the internet with a stunning photo featuring Lionel Messi, which sent shockwaves through the footballing world, with some saying it was the best sports photo ever.
Ronaldo is currently the most followed person on social media in the world.
The Portuguese superstar made headlines for the wrong reasons last week after taking part in a surprise interview with Piers Morgan. He led jibes against Manchester United owners manager Erik ten Hag and club legend Wayne Rooney.
Man United are set to fire Ronaldo after the explosive interview and issued a statement late last week saying they had launched a process to respond to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. He is set to play his fifth World Cup tournament with Portugal later this month.
On Sunday evening, November 20, Ronaldo’s follower count on the Instagram photo-sharing app reached 500 million. This makes him the most followed person on the app in the world.
His longtime rival Messi remains the second most followed person in the world. According to Lifestyle Asia, the two iconic footballers are the only sportsmen in the top 10 most followed people on Instagram.
In the interview with Morgan, Ronaldo said he doesn’t chase records. they are chasing him, according to Goal.
Lionel Messi is the second celebrity on the list, with 375 followers
Ronaldo, The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has utilized social media to help bolster his income streams.
Ronaldo earned $50.3 million from sponsored Instagram posts in 2020, the highest total in the world.