The Manchester United striker is now the fifth most-followed footballer on Twitter, and sits in sixth place in terms of athletes globally.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the most-followed athlete on the social network, with over 30.3 million.
Rooney’s Twitter following would fill out Old Trafford 172 times over and 74 per cent of the England captain’s followers are based outside the UK.
Twenty-nine per cent of Rooney’s followers also follow pop star Katy Perry, who is the most followed individual on Twitter with almost 58m followers.
Rooney remains the most-followed player in the Premier League, with no other stars of the English top flight making the top 10.
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