Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first person to amass 500 million followers across social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Juventus superstar has become a global icon and is arguably one of football's most famous ever stars.
Per BR Football, Ronaldo has achieved the record before anyone else in the entire world.
Instagram is thought to have around 1 billion users which means that around a 15% of the platforms users are following the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now passed 500 million followers across his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts :iphone:
He's the first person to reach that mark on social media :100: pic.twitter.com/2qC4Jgl1jQ
- B/R Football (@brfootball) February 12, 2021
Messi is also dwarfed in the Facebook department having not reached 100 million likes at the time of writing.
Ronaldo turned 36-years-old last weekend and took to Instagram to post a heartfelt message to his fans.
He begun: "36 years old, unbelievable! It feels like it all started yesterday, but this journey is already full of adventures and stories to remember by. My first ball, my first team, my first goal... Time flies!
"From Madeira to Lisbon, from Lisbon to Manchester, from Manchester to Madrid, from Madrid to Turin, but above all, from the bottom of my heart to the world... I've given everything I could, I never held back and I've always tried to deliver the best possible version of me.
"In return, you gave me your love and admiration, your presence and your unconditional support. And for that, I'll never be able to thank you enough. I couldn't have done without you.
"As I celebrate my 36th birthday and my 20th year as a professional footballer, I'm sorry that I can't promise you 20 more years of this. But what I can promise you, is that as long as I keep going, you'll never receive less than 100% from me!
"Thank you once again for all your support and for your kind messages and initiatives during this day. It means a lot to me and you all have a special place in my heart."
Featured Image Credit: Cristiano Ronaldo/Instagram
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