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Ronaldo grabs another record: First to reach 300m Instagram followers

Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Cristiano Ronaldo may be known as a record goalscorer, but the Portuguese icon has also claimed another accolade the first person to reach 300m Instagram followers.

The 36-year-old is a long way clear of second-placed Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on 246m, with Ariana Grande third (244m) on the list.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s football rival, Barcelona and Real Madrid’s Lionel Messi, is 81m followers adrift on 219m, sitting seventh in the overall table.

In fact, the only account on the social media platform which has more followers is the official Instagram account itself on 397m.

It comes after Ronaldo broke another record in Portugal’s 3-0 win over Hungary, with his two goals moving him past France’s Michel Platini as the all-time record European Championship goalscorer with a total of 11.

Overall, Ronaldo has 106 goals for Portugal and trails only Iran’s Ali Daei (109 goals) for the most international goals in history.

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Portugal head coach Fernando Santos says his side cannot rely on Cristiano Ronaldo to win matches single-handedly ahead of a tantalising Euro 2020 showdown with Germany.

While Santos is delighted to have 36-year-old Juventus forward Ronaldo at his disposal, he is eager to ensure his entire squad remains ready to contribute.

“I have to motivate every single player, not just Ronaldo for instance. Portugal’s value is based on our team,” Santos told a press conference.

“It’s great to have Ronaldo on our side, we’re very proud to have him but Cristiano alone cannot win a match.

“We will want everyone to be motivated: the starting 11 and those who are brought on.

 

 

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