Cristiano Ronaldo has broken yet another record – becoming the first sports star to reach 100 million followers on Instagram.
The Portuguese added another match ball to his growing collection as Atletico were left with a mountain to climb at the Vicente Calderon next week, leaving to yet more debate over whether he or Lionel Messi is the ultimate superstar.
There has been some confusion over his official tally for the club, which stands at 399 despite Real suggesting he has 400 but his following on social media is not in doubt and Ronaldo has now officially reached the milestone on Instagram.
The Real talisman now only trails pop stars Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Beyonce in the list of celebrity accounts, and Ronaldo will have his eyes firmly fixed on eclipsing the Crazy in Love singer’s 101 million disciples in the coming months.
Ronaldo is the first account to have 100 million fans on both Instagram and Facebook, having already surpassed the mark on the latter.
Top 10 athletes on Instagram
- Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) 100 million
- Neymar (@neymarjr) 74m
- Lionel Messi (@leomessi) 70.8m
- James Rodriguez (@jamesrodriguez10) 30.7m
- LeBron James (@kingjames) 29.9m
- Gareth Bale (@garethbale11) 28.8m
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (@iamzlatanibrahimovic) 24.7m
- Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@ronaldinhooficial) 22.5m
- Luis Suarez (@luissuarez9) 21.9m
- Karim Benzema (@karimbenzema) 18.2m