Cristiano Ronaldo is first footballer with 100m Instagram followers

Cristian Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first footballer to hit 100 million followers on Instagram.

He hit the social media milestone this week, days after scoring the 47th hat-trick of his career.

The Portuguese footballer, who also has more Instagram fans than any other man, also has the sixth most-followed account.

Ronaldo lags behind Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Instagram's own account.

He's more popular than any Kardashian or Jenner, Justin Bieber or Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who are some of the other most-followed accounts.

His nearest football rival is Neymar, who has 74m Instagram fans.

Lionel Messi has just under 71m, David Beckham has 36m and James Rodriguez has 30m.

Ronaldo posts a mix of training photos, modelling shots and the occasional photo of him in underwear or swimwear, but photos of the footballer with his son are among the most popular.

Photos of pair often total more than three million likes.

Pictures of the footballer with his cars are popular too, with this snap of Ronaldo sat in his Bugatti picking up 3.9m likes.

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