Cristiano Ronaldo hits 30 million Twitter followers

Cristiano Ronaldo underlines his status as the most popular sportsperson on Twitter after surpassing 30 million followers

Cristiano Ronaldo hits 30 million Twitter followers

Cristiano Ronaldo has underlined his status as the most popular sportsperson on Twitter after surpassing 30 million followers on the social network.

Ronaldo’s is the 13th most-followed account on Twitter, behind the likes of Katy Perry, Justin Beiber and Barack Obama.

The 29-year-old Real Madrid and Portugal star tweeted his delight at reaching the landmark on Wednesday evening.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is the sixth-most followed sportsperson on Twitter with 9.9 million followers.

Top 10 most-followed athletes on Twitter

1. @Cristiano (Cristiano Ronaldo) 30m
2. @Kaka (Ricardo Kaka) 20.9m
3. @KingJames (Le Bron James) 14.8m
4. @NeymarJR (Neymar Junior) 14.4m
5. @10Ronaldinho (Ronaldinho Gaúcho) 10.7m
6. @WayneRooney (Wayne Rooney) 9.9m
7. @andresiniesta8 (Andres Iniesta) 9.6m
8. @3gerardpique (Gerard Pique) 9.4m
9. @XabiAlonso (Xabi Alonso) 8.19m
10. @KDTrey5 (Kevin Durant) 8.17m

Top five most-followed footballers on Twitter

1. @cristiano – 30 million
2. @Kaka – 20.9m
3. @neymarjr – 14.5m
4. @10Ronaldinho – 10.8m
5. @WayneRooney – 9.96m

Top five most-followed football clubs on Twitter

1. @RealMadrid – 12.8 million
2. @FCBarcelona – 12.7 million
3. @Arsenal – 4.5 million
4. @ChelseaFC – 4.41 million
5. @GalatasaraySK – 4.2 million

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