BY Oluwole Kadelu | Ibadan
Manchester United Forward,Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro has reached 400 Million Followers on Instagram.
The 37 year old footballer, reached the limestone on his birthday, 5th of February 2022.
Cristiano Ronaldo, in full Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro, is a 36-year-old Portuguese professional football player.
He plays as forward for Manchester united and the national team of Portugal.
In 2018, he signed for Juventus, his current team, in a transfer worth $100m which is unprecedented for a player over 30-years-old.
After he made Euro championship history as the all-time top scorer of the tournament following a brace against Hungary, Ronaldo was at the same time getting crowned the king of Instagram after reaching a milestone of 300m followers as the first person to run into this number on the platform.
Ronaldo broke this record just after his controversial incident with Coca-Cola. His account has already been witnessing a rapid increase in followers.
In June 2020, he was the first person on the visual platform to make it to 200m followers.
By the end of 2020, he had another 44m followers added to his account. In February 2021 his followers number rose to 271m.
On June 18, 2021, he then hit the 300m mark which constitutes nearly one-third of the one billion monthly-users of the app. This means that he gained 100m followers in one year.
From June 18th until July 7th, he gained another 10m, which means that hitting 400m by the beginning of next year is within the realm of possibility.
Ronaldo is certainly the most followed public figure on Instagram but, his account is not #1 on the platform. Instagram’s official company account holds the top spot on the platform with 404m followers and counting.