Step Aside Selena Gomez, This Footballer Is Now The Most Followed Person On Instagram

Cristiano Ronaldo has a mind-boggling 144 million followers on the app.

It’s not exactly an honor he can put in his stacked trophy case, but there's no doubt Cristiano Ronaldo will be glowing upon learning his Instagram profile now ranks first in most followers on the popular app. Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram followers count just struck 144 million. To put it in perspective, if Ronaldo followers were to break away and start a country of their own (Ronaldosia? Ronaldostan?) the state’s population would rank in the world’s top 10, coming in between Bangladesh and Russia. 

The soccer-star-turned-global-celebrity persona and lifestyle paved by David Beckham in the early 2000s has been taken to an extraterrestrial level by the 33-year-old Portuguese, who hasn’t been able to stay out of the headlines in his 15-year career. Beyond being one of the most talented athletes of his generation, Ronaldo is simultaneously one of the most beloved and hated stars in the world, a fact that his social media following reflects. 

144 million people from Kalamazoo to Timbuktu have clicked to find the 5x Ballon D’Or winner…

With his family that’s just kind of adorable...

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Mis amores

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Being his unattractive self on this tiny boat that looks very affordable for the average human...

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Vitamina D

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Posing with some old friends that are a regular-level of famous...

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Fast meets Fast Great to meet you brother! #bornmercurial #mercurial #nikefootball

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And putting in work, of course, because you don’t just wake up being the GOAT . . . and there you are, flexing about 100+ “likes” on that mirror selfie...

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Job done with a special partner on my birthday#livelifefit

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