Christiano Ronaldo is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and earns more social media followers than the current United States of America population. No wonder he is the king of social media with more than 500 million followers on social media. This is combining Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Besides that, he also has 1.72 million subscribers on Youtube, even if he hasn’t used the Youtube account for a good four years.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo earns the reputation to be one of the best footballers of all time. The Portuguese sensation has been an integral part of the football world for close to two decades. Now at this stage, the Portuguese superstar has enjoyed a successful career right from the time he joined Manchester United till Juventus. We can say that he has seen unprecedented success in his personal and professional life.
One of the Most Decorated Athletes
Cristiano Ronaldo’s follow rate is not surprising since he is a rare combination of strength and expertise in the game. The football star had become the first player to score in two finals for two different winning teams; the first time as an opening goal for Manchester United versus Chelsea in the 2008 finals. The second time was when he scored the penalty goal at the 120th minute against Atletico Madrid (2014).
Cristiano Ronaldo won all of five Champions League titles while playing for Manchester United and Real Madrid. We are sure the number of followers will only increase as he plays in the field; he is now a big part of Juventus.
On-the-Field and Off-the-Field Shenanigans
Over the years, Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a massive fan-following on social media for not only his footballing skills but also his off-the-field persona. The rate at which he is going, he may soon surpass the population of China and India, the two of the most populated countries in the world.
While many naysayers said that bots helped Ronaldo get to the 200m mark, many begged to differ. His social media success depends on a diverse fan base, a fairly uncomplicated public persona, and retaining an air of mystery around him.
The Increasing Likes
Meanwhile, Ronaldo enjoys 125 million likes on his official page on Facebook, over 263 million followers on Instagram, and 91 million more followers on Twitter. Reports say that the social media giants Instagram have around 1 billion users, which means he enjoys around 15% of the platform’s users following Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has stiff competition from the likes of Johnson, Grande, and Jenner. He has an audience that spans beyond his professional successes. His success comes from various commercial affiliations, his interests in gaming, and his romantic liaisons. So much so that he has given stiff competition in terms of social media followers to Lionel Messi. Everyone has some reason to follow him.
Say No to Controversy
What has worked for Christian is his non-controversial part. He hardly airs his opinion on controversies. Some players have used their accounts to air their views on various topics; Christiano has stayed far away from such controversies. Ronaldo’s IG handle is largely inoffensive and bland.
And while his often bland way of handling his social media has been subjected to a fair bit of criticism, it has also earned him several potential new followers. His account does not reveal anything, and that is what led to his popularity.
Hide Some, Reveal Some!
Most of Ronaldo’do does not know much about him despite his household-name status. He is an enigma and likes to keep his personal life personal. He’s a star that we can’t have enough of, and it encourages his fans to flock to his social accounts. Curious to know what rocks his world?
He has not revealed the name of the mother of his first child, which is a stark contrast to other players of his like, such as David Beckham; that kind of adds to his persona. He also releases content that you may already know. So, he doesn’t use the confessional style content that is the forte of other popular Instagram stars such as the Kardashians, Crissy Teigen.
Ronaldo’s great sense of style and his soignee savviness is another reason his female fans love him. Whatever may be the occasion, he is always nattily turned out! Do you follow Ronaldo too on his social media accounts? Tell us why you like him in the comments section below.