Five times world footballer of the year, Xhristiano Ronaldo has become the world most followed celebrity on Instagram with over 144 million followers.

The numbers of followers reached 144 million on Monday 29 October, 2018.

The Juventus FC forward toppled the former most followed, Selena Gomez. Gomez dominated Instagram for more than two years before Ronaldo took over.

The Portugese marked the news in relatively modest circumstances, with an image of him in the gym,showing his hard work and dedication to be the best at what he does.

Just recently he swapped Real Madrid for Juventus in a deal worth €100 million (£88.93m/$114m).

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 complete the top 10.

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