Cristiano Ronaldo is the ultimate leader when it comes to social media. According to a recent study for an advertising agency based in Barcelona, Ronaldo beats athletes around the globe on social media in fan following and love from public.
Ronaldo has 167.9 million followers across all social media – 104.9m on Facebook, Twitter 37m, 28.1m in Instagram and 335,000 in Youtube – according to the study by Apple Tree Communications.
Lionel Messi of Barcelona, Neymar passed between players of football in the media with 102m followers, while teammate Messi 101.6m, although it has a Twitter account.
Ronaldo reached the milestone of 100 million Facebook fans last October when he was adding fans at a rate of about one every second, 54 minutes, on average. Ronaldo beats athletes on almost every possible stage.
Ronaldo social followers overcome all networks football clubs, including Premier League and La Liga. Barcelona gets all the football club 143m social media followers, with Real Madrid in second place with 132.9m followers, according to the report. The near side is Manchester United with 83 million followers.