By Oluwatoyin Adeleye
Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed singer and actress Selena Gomez as the most followed person on Instagram.
The Five-time world football of the year and Juventus forward surpassed The Portugal international marked the news in relatively modest circumstances, with an image of him in the gym.
26-year-old Gomez, who has held the title since 2016, overtook Ariana Grande two years ago in a list which is dominated by stateside entertainment stars.
But Ronaldo, who at the time of writing has over 144 million followers, has cemented his status as one of the most recognisable figures on the planet.
The development comes just months after he swapped Real Madrid for Juventus in a deal worth €100 million (£88.93m/$114m).
Ronaldo has already registered seven goals and four assists in 10 Serie A outings for a Juve side who are already six free at the top of the table.
Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is the next highest sportsperson in 10th position with 104m followers.
Reality television personality Kim Kardashian, pop superstar Beyonce, actor and wrestler Dwayne Johnson, Kylie Jenner and singer Taylor Swift also make the top 10.
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