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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first sport star to reach 100m followers on Instagram… and here’s his best moments

Real Madrid forward also the first MAN to hit that landmark, only behind pop stars Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Beyonce

CRISTIANO RONALDO has become the first sport star, footballer and MAN to reach 100million followers on Instagram.

He reached the milestone in the same week as scoring a stunning hat-trick for Real Madrid in their 3-0 Champions League win over city rivals Atletico.

Ronaldo is the first sport star and MAN to reach 100million Instagram followers

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Ronaldo is the first sport star and MAN to reach 100million Instagram followers

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It was the 47th treble of the Portuguese forward’s career, as arguably the best footballer on the planet, explaining his huge following.

The 32-year-old only trails behind pop stars Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez – as well as Instagram’s own account.

Pictures with his young son Cristiano Jr are the most popular

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Pictures with his young son Cristiano Jr are the most popular

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He romps ahead of other well-followed stars from popular culture such as all the Kardashians and Jenners, singers Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry – and wildlife channel National Geographic.

The closest sport star and footballer is Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar with 74m, while rival for best player in the world Lionel Messi has just 71m by comparison.

Sport's top five Instagram stars

Ronaldo – 100m
Neymar – 74m
Lionel Messi – 70.9m

David Beckham – 36.3
James Rodriguez –  30.7m –

Bed time👌🔝💋good night

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on

Cars are a big passion of the Portuguese star too when it comes to social media humble brags

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Cars are a big passion of the Portuguese star too when it comes to social media humble brags

New beast👍

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He also posts pictures such as fighting with Conor McGregor

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He also posts pictures such as fighting with MMA star Conor McGregor

His club Real Madrid are the second most followed sports team on the planet with 49m – behind Messi’s Barcelona on 50m.

In terms of #content, Ronaldo posts pictures of him on the pitch or in training – and also in the gym, working out and pumping iron.

 

A trip on a private jet is not untoward

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A trip on a private jet is not untoward

As are the multiple modelling shots

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As are the multiple modelling shots

Winning team this morning 👍👍👍

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on

But away from fitness and sport, modelling shots often with little clothing are prevalent, as are corporate pictures of his hotels and other things he sponsors.

Cars are a big passion of the world”s highest-paid athlete with a net worth of almost £70m, posting pictures with Bugatti Veyrons and other flash motors – or on private jets.

Cristiano Ronaldo is on top form for Real Madrid - Watch him having fun in training

But the most popular ones which often get millions of likes are cute pictures of him and his son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.