Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of Portugal, shared a touching message on Instagram after reaching 500 million followers.
The Portuguese forward is the first person in the history of the social media platform to reach the 500 million user mark.
He achieved this feat ahead of people like longtime rival and footballer Lionel Messi (377 million) and American businesswoman Kylie Jenner (372 million).
With an emotional caption, he posted a montage of some of the highlights of his life and career.
Ronaldo, 37, told his followers:
“𝟓𝟎𝟎 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐬! I always share my thoughts, career, and way of life with you. You are a part of my story, and we have accomplished so much together. more than I ever imagined. Your support in each and every post and instance. Thanks a lot!
At a time when his status as a club football player is up in the air, Cristiano Ronaldo has reached the milestone.
He mutually terminated his contract on Tuesday, November 22 and left Manchester United.
The Portuguese manager said he did not respect manager Erik ten Hag while criticizing the team for what he believed to be a betrayal.
In his 16 appearances across different competitions, he has only managed three goals and two assists.
However, Cristiаno Ronаldo’s аscent to sociаl mediа superstаrdom begаn long before his current controversies аt Old Trаfford.
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Cristiаno Ronаldo shаred а wаtch with the imаge of the goаl he scored while plаying for Reаl Mаdrid аgаinst Mаnchester United in 2013.