In addition to being one of the best footballers ever, as well as an outstanding goal scorer, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo is also the unquestionable king of Instagram. Is that Ronaldo, during the weekend, reached a record number never before reached, with more than 300 million followers on the social network and added another record, outside of football, in the many records already reached in his history as a player .
This feat comes after Ronaldo scored twice in the 3-0 victory against Hungary last Wednesday, and on Saturday he scored again with a goal in the Portuguese team’s 4-2 defeat by Germany , in the second game of Euro 2020.
With these goals, Cristiano Ronaldo has already scored 12 goals in all European championships, surpassing Michel Platini, from France, in the record. Ronaldo also scored 106 goals for Portugal and is second only to Ali Daei of Iran and his 109 goals for the majority of international goals in the history of men’s football.
Most followed people on Instagram:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo: 300m
2. The Rock: 246m
3. Ariana Grande: 244m
4. Kylie Jenner: 241m
5. Selena Gomez: 238m
6. Kim Kardashian: 229m
7. Leo Messi: 218m
8. Beyonce: 186m
9. Justin Bieber: 178m
10. Kendall Jenner: 170m pic.twitter.com/n69OZ4L0Yz
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 18, 2021
Ronaldo is now only behind his own Instagram account (which, at the time of writing, has 399 million followers), and significantly ahead of his closest competitors: Dwayne Johnson (247m), Ariana Grande (244m) and Kylie Jenner (242m).
While some reports, by the time Ronaldo crossed the 200m mark, suggested that about a quarter of his followers might be bots, his extraordinary success on the platform – as well as that of the three celebrities closest to his position – points to the formula for Instagram megafame. In short, this is: a diverse fan base, a fairly straightforward public person, and a certain degree of public retraction.
Ronaldo – like Johnson, Grande and Jenner – has an audience that goes beyond his professional achievements. His varied business affiliations, well-documented interests in games and reports of famous romantic liaisons, from Kim Kardiashian to Irina Shayk, attracted a wide audience far beyond most football players (even Ronaldo’s biggest rival Lionel Messi, is way behind your Instagram reach with 220 million followers). Everyone from sports lovers to gossip fans has a reason to follow him.