Cristiano Ronaldo has made history by reaching an astonishing milestone on Instagram: he has become the first person to amass 600 million followers. The legendary footballer has solidified his position as the most followed individual on this popular social media platform.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the esteemed Portuguese footballer, has etched his name in Instagram’s history by achieving an unprecedented milestone of 600 million followers on Meta-owned platform.
This remarkable feat comes after Ronaldo surpassed the 500 million follower mark in November 2022. Globally known for his exceptional football skills, Ronaldo plays a prominent role for Al Nassr and is the revered captain of the Portuguese national team.
On Saturday, the 35-year-old added another achievement to his already impressive list of accolades by leading Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr club to victory in the Arab Club Championship Cup at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, against Al-Hilal.
Being an active Instagram user, Ronaldo has gained a staggering 150 million new followers since May 2023, experiencing an impressive 34% surge, according to Social Blade. However, his success and prosperity extend beyond the digital realm.
Ronaldo holds a prominent position not only in the hearts of fans but also as one of the wealthiest and most successful athletes worldwide, with an astounding net worth of $500 million.
His financial status is heavily influenced by endorsement deals with popular brands such as Armani, Herbalife, Tag Heuer, and others. Even at the age of 38, Cristiano Ronaldo undoubtedly serves as a symbol of achievement and success in the realms of sports and business.
However, in terms of Instagram followers, Ronaldo is still behind the account with the highest number of followers, which currently stands at 650 million. He remains comfortably ahead of his closest rival, a famous Argentine athlete, who has 482 million followers. When it comes to Instagram, Messi reigns supreme.
One photo and video collection featuring Ronaldo and the Argentine athlete after their victory in the 202 FIFA World Cup stands out as the most liked, with an astonishing 75.7 million double taps.
With his latest career trophy, Ronaldo has now won a total of 35 trophies, including seven league titles across Spain, England, and Italy. This includes domestic super cups, five Champions League titles, six domestic cups, four Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, and international titles in the UEFA Nations League and Euro Cup.
Following his victory, Ronaldo took to Twitter to express his pride and gratitude, thanking everyone involved and acknowledging the support of his family, friends, and fans.
“Extremely proud to help the team win this important trophy for the first time! Thank you to everyone in the club that was involved in this great achievement and to my family and friends for always being by my side! Fantastic support by our fans! This also belongs to you!” he posted on Instagram.
Image Source: Cristiano Ronaldo @ Instagram