Another record has been broken, this time on social media, by the Manchester United and Portugal forward.
A stunning photo of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi that recently went viral on the internet sent shockwaves through the football community, with some claiming it to be the greatest sports image ever.
RONALDO MAKES HISTORY
Ronaldo reached the 500 million follower mark on the photo-sharing website Instagram on Sunday evening, November 20. As a result, he is the user who is followed the most globally on the app. world. Ronaldo makes history
His long-time rival, Lionel Messi, remains the second-most followed person in the world. The two iconic footballers are the only athletes in the top 10 of the most followed people on Instagram, according to Lifestyle Asia.
Ronaldo hit the headlines for the wrong reason the whole of last week after he appeared in a surprise interview with Piers Morgan. He directed jibes at the club owners, manager Erik ten Hag, and club legend Wayne Rooney.
He is expected to play in his fifth World Cup tournament with Portugal. Ronaldo is currently the most followed person on social media in the world.
Manchester United are expected to fire Ronaldo after the bombshell interview and released a statement late last week saying they've initiated a process of responding to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
That is a testament to their expansive reach through the legendary football careers they've built in the last 15 years.
In the interview with Morgan, Ronaldo said that he doesn't chase records; they chase him, according to Goal. Goal.
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