Synopsis: Cristiano Ronaldo has made history by becoming the first athlete to have 500 million Instagram followers.
Cristiano Ronaldo establishes a new record, becoming the first sportsperson to have 500 million Instagram followers
Cristiano Ronaldo has made history by becoming the first athlete to have 500 million Instagram followers.
Ronaldo is one of Instagram’s highest-paid athletes.
Ronaldo is also well-liked on other social media networks.
He has over 105 million Twitter followers and over 154 million Facebook fans.
Six years ago, Ronaldo led Portugal to the European Championship.
The 37-year-old has the most international goals and is only the second guy in football history to record 100 international goals.
- Cristiano Ronaldo is the first person to have 500 million Instagram followers.
- The Manchester United star made news for his shocking interview with Piers Morgan.
- Despite criticism of his interview, the 37-year-old has acquired more followers.
- Piers Morgan was quick to compliment Ronaldo on yet another record-breaking performance
Last week, the wantaway Manchester United player made waves with a two-part bombshell interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV.
He wasn’t shy in taking aim at the club’s owners, manager Erik ten Hag, and club stars Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville.
Despite getting harsh criticism for his interview, he has gained more followers, approaching 500 million.
Messi, his long-time opponent, is still the world’s second-most followed person, with 376 million followers.
The two legendary footballers are the only athletes in the top ten Instagram users.
Piers Morgan was quick to congratulate the Portuguese superstar, tweeting: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first person to exceed 500 million Instagram followers, 124 million more than his nearest challenger in second place…’ Messi, Lionel. Congrats.’
Kylie Jenner is third, closely followed by Selena Gomez and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Outside of Ronaldo and Messi, Neymar and LeBron James are two of the most talented athletes, however neither ranks among the top ten.
Despite recent criticism, Ronaldo’s Instagram following demonstrates how much he is loved.
The former Real Madrid player, on the other hand, is unconcerned about his fan base and is currently focused on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where he is scheduled to play for Portugal against Ghana in their World Cup opening on Thursday.
The World Cup is the only major title that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is lacking from his remarkable career.
After winning the European Championships in 2016, this will most likely be his final chance to win the championship.
In Group H of the Qatar World Cup, Portugal will face Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea.
‘I’m bulletproof… I wear an iron suit,’ says Cristiano Ronaldo, speaking publicly for the first time since risking his job after savaging Manchester United in a shocking interview with Piers Morgan.
- Cristiano Ronaldo unexpectedly appeared during a World Cup news conference.
- The Manchester United forward’s future at the club is questionable.
- On Monday, he defined his position as “bulletproof” and “ironclad.”
- It is his first public speech since his shocking interview with Piers Morgan.
- Manchester United have moved to fire Cristiano Ronaldo after he slammed his former club.
On Monday, a defiant Cristiano Ronaldo claimed to be ‘bulletproof,’ speaking publicly for the first time since Manchester United threatened to fire him over his interview with Piers Morgan.
During an unexpected press conference at Portugal’s World Cup camp in Qatar, Ronaldo insisted, ‘I speak when I want to.’
Before Portugal’s Group H opening against Ghana on Thursday, the 37-year-old United star advised reporters to address any questions on the explosive interview to him and not the rest of the squad.
Ronaldo’s Old Trafford career was virtually over after he insulted the club, the owners, manager Erik ten Hag, and some of his teammates during a two-part, 90-minute interview with Morgan.
United’s attorneys have begun the first steps for cancelling the remainder of Ronaldo’s contract, which would have paid him £16 million.
‘I am bulletproof – I wear an iron suit,’ Ronaldo explained. ‘The best time in my life is always my timing. I’m not concerned with what other people think. I only speak when I want to.
‘The players have known me for many years and understand the type of person I am and what I believe in.’
‘It’s an ambitious, hungry, and driven group.’ So I’m confident the interview will not disrupt the dressing room’s concentration and focus.
‘Stop inquiring about me among my teammates. I’d be upset if you asked other players about Cristiano Ronaldo. If you wish to ask them about the World Cup and the team, please do so.’
Ronaldo also denied reports of a schism with teammates Bruno Fernandes and Joao Cancelo.
When the Portugal squad met in Lisbon last week, both players were seen having tense encounters with Ronaldo.
‘I made a joke with Bruno, with whom I have a great relationship,’ Ronaldo added. ‘His flight was delayed, so I inquired if he had arrived by boat.’
‘It was a prank, much like Joao Cancelo. I picked him up because he was sad. The changing room has a fantastic atmosphere. There are no issues.’
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