Cristiano Ronaldo Just Became The Most Followed Person On Instagram

By Team GQ Middle East
30 October 2018
Ronaldo, Instagram, Selena Gomez
As his Juventus career soars, the star forward can now add 'King of Instagram' to his list of accolades

There’s no denying that Ronaldo is on a winning streak.

The Juventus forward surpassed Selena Gomez to claim the top spot on Instagram and remarkably, Gomez has held the coveted position of “most followed” since 2016. Sadly for Gomez, the news comes amid her self-imposed exile from social media.

In her most recent Instagram post on September 23, prior to entering treatment for mental health issues, Gomez wrote: “As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given.”


This was backed up by an Instagram Live Video Gomez shared which saw her say, “None of this matters. I don’t care how many followers I have. I don’t. I don’t care. I could have none tomorrow. Makes no difference. It’s just a number and it’s insane so many people are obsessed with a number. It’s like, chill out.”

Well, now she doesn’t have to stress as much. Ronaldo, with more than 144 million followers to his name, has cemented his status as one of the most recognisable figures on the planet. The Portugal international star marked the news in relatively modest circumstances with an image of Ronaldo doing what Ronaldo does, you know, chilling in the gym looking all lean and ripped and Ronaldo-esque.


His Instagram landmark comes just months after he swapped Real Madrid for Juventus in a deal worth more than $114 million. Already, Ronaldo has registered seven goals and four assists in 10 Series A outings for a Juve side who are already six feet at the top of the table.

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is the next highest sportsperson in 10th position with 104m followers.

The top 10 was rounded off by reality TV personality Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kylie Jenner and Taylor Swift.

Via GQ Australia