According to Hookit, Ronaldo became the first athlete and footballer to reach a combined 200 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter last year.
His Facebook page, in particular, is by far the most popular of any athlete on the platform. Ronaldo has over 120 million likes at the time of writing – far more than Messi’s 88 million and even further ahead of the top non-footballer, Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, who is back on 57 million.
On Instagram, meanwhile, Ronaldo also leads the way among sports stars with 95 million followers. That places him seventh overall, behind Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and the official Instagram account.