- Cristiano Ronaldo became the most followed celebrity on Instagram according to the latest stats
- The 35-year-old reached celebrated 250 million followers on the social networking platform
- The five-time Champions League winner has more followers than all 20 EPL clubs altogether
Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo recently reached 250 million followers on Instagram.
The 35-year-old has over 90 million followers more than all 20 Premier League clubs combined according to the stats released on Sunday, January 3, 2020.
His account is also the second most followed handle on the social media platform after Instagram itself - the most followed individual account across the globe.
American singer and actress Ariana Grande comes next after the five-time Champions League winner with about 214 million followers.
Dwayne Johnson who is also known as the Rock comes fourth while Kylie Jenner wraps up the top five most-followed celebrities.
Lionel Messi is the only football star after CR7 in the top ten most followed celebrities on Instagram as the Argentine currently stands at the eighth position on the chart with 174 million followers.
Meanwhile, no Premier League club made it to the top 50 on the list of most-followed accounts on the photo and video-sharing social networking application.
Spanish League giants Real Madrid and Barcelona 94 million and 92 million followers respectively as they occupy the 24th and the 26th places on the list.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo beat Lionel Messi to win the Globe Soccer Player of the Century award. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Globe Soccer Awards’ Player of the Century.
The 35-year-old beat arch-rival Lionel Messi and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to the prestigious award. Ronaldo had more votes than the two other finalists after being voted the best player of the 2000s in the United Arab Emirates. Having missed out on the FIFA The Best player earlier this month, the Portuguese wrapped up the year 2020 on a very high.
After receiving the accolade, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United goal machine revealed that the award will compel him to even work harder despite his advanced age.
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