Cristiano Ronaldo’s influence in the world is undeniable and there is one fact that proves that better than anything. The Portuguese superstar has enjoyed a terrific career full of titles and individual awards, becoming one of the most famous faces in major sports leagues.
For instance, CR7 counts now with more Instagram followers than all Premier League clubs. Ronaldo currently has 200 million followers while all Premier League clubs combined have racked up a total of 131 million.
There is no doubt that this man is very important and sought-after and this is the biggest example of that. Ronaldo’s former club, Manchester United, are the side with the most followers with 33.7 million, with Liverpool being second with 23.5 million and Chelsea closing the top 3 with 20.5 million.
To put things into perspective, according to sports sponsorship analytics platform Hookit (via Forbes), Ronaldo has more followers across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter than any other athlete and he generated 887.2 million interactions during the first six months of 2019.
On Instagram, he’s not just the most popular athlete on the planet, he’s the most popular person, surpassing other huge stars like The Rock, Beyonce and Ariana Grande.
Love it or hate it, you can’t deny this man is a marketing machine and he knows how to attract people. Even Juventus numbers got up when Cristiano made it to Turin back in 2018.