The Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has made history as the first person to reach 200 million followers on Instagram.
The football star announced the milestone by sharing a photo montage on Wednesday
Ronaldo became the most followed person on Instagram in October 2018 after eclipsing American musician and actress Selena Gomez, who boasts 167 million followers
Ronaldo, who moved to Juventus, Italy from Real Madrid, Spain, in the summer of July 2018, has now moved 27 million followers clear of second placed Ariana Grande, an America musician and actress.
Selena Gomez, his closest competitor and the one who he overthrew to become ‘King of social media’ back in October 2018, is some 32million follows away from reaching Cristiano.
Ronaldo is the second person with the most followers on Instagram. The only account that comes before his is Instagram itself with 330 million followers.
Footballer Lionel Messi of Barcelona ranks eighth with 141.8 million and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar is 10th at 132.6 million followers.
List of 10 most followed people on Instagram
- Cristiano Ronaldo – 200 million
- Ariana Grande – 173 million
- Dwayne Johnson – 170 million
- Selena Gomez – 167 million
- Kylie Jenner – 159 million
- Kim Kardashian – 158 million
- Lionel Messi – 141 million
- Beyonce – 139 million
- Neymar – 132 million
- Justin Bieber – 126 million