Cristiano Ronaldo boasts most social media followers by 200MILLION as just three Premier League stars break into top 10
CRISTIANO RONALDO boasts the most social media followers of all the footballers in the world.
And he has a staggering 200million more across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram than anyone else.
The Juventus forward, 35, pops up on 124m Facebook feeds, 90m users' Twitter timelines and his photos appear to a whopping 251m people on Instagram.
Other than Instagram's own Instagram account with 382m followers, Ronaldo's page is the most followed of anyone in the world – beating the likes of Ariana Grande and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to top spot.
It means Ronaldo has a total of 465m social media followers.
His great rival Lionel Messi is way back on 265m thanks to his 90m Facebook followers and 175m on Instagram, placing him eighth on the worldwide list despite 'vanishing' last year.
However, the gap would be a lot tighter than 200m if Messi had Twitter, with the ratios suggesting the Argentine would have around 65m followers.
Messi pips former team-mate Neymar in second, with the Paris Saint-Germain star boasting a total of 254m, 144m of which are on Insta.
Then it is a long way back to fourth place with Everton and Colombia hero James Rodriguez.
His 31m Facebook, 19m Twitter and 45m Instagram followers make up 96m.
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Rodriguez's ex-Real Madrid pals Gareth Bale (88m) and Sergio Ramos (83m) come in fifth and sixth respectively.
Serie A's other representative, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is next with 79m followers.
The Sweden hero edges Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil who has 78m – 31m on Facebook, 25m enjoying his timely tweets about the Gunners and 22m on Instagram.
Completing the top ten are Los Blancos left-back Marcelo with 77m and Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez on 73m.
Interestingly, all of the group have played for Barcelona or Real Madrid, demonstrating the global following of the LaLiga giants.
Kylian Mbappe may have 46m Instagram followers – more than four on the list – but just 8m across the other two.
Incredibly, retired David Beckham would go straight into fourth with his 65m Instagram followers and on 51m Facebook, totalling 116m despite not having Twitter.
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