Footballer, Cristiano breaks record, becomes first athlete to reach 100m followers on Instagram
By Sewe Ishola
Footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new record as the first athlete to have 100 million followers on picture-sharing platform, Instagram.
On Tuesday, the Ballon d’Or holder fired Real Madrid to within a whisker of the Champions League final, grabbing a hat-trick in a 3-0 victory over Atletico at the Bernabeu, and by Thursday he had created Instagram history.
Only these female pop stars; Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Beyonce are still beating him on Instagram in terms of followership.
At the time of writing, Ronaldo has made 1,786 posts, which means roughly 55,000 new followers for each one he makes.
According to a recent study by Forbes, footballers dominate the top-followed athletes on Instagram, with Neymar and Messi next on the list and only NBA star, LeBron James from monopolizing the top 10.
He now has 100 million followers on both Facebook and Instagram.