Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo continues to shatter record and raise the bar for the next-gen on and off the field. After breaking the Euro all-time scoring record, Ronaldo also is at the top of the most followers list on Instagram. He is the first person to reach 300 million followers on the social media platform.
Notably, he was also the first person to breach the 200 million mark on Instagram. The Juventus forward was ahead of singer Ariana Grande who had 173.2 million. The only account that has more followers than Ronaldo is Instagram itself with 339 mn.
Euro 2020: Ronaldo in scintillating form for Portugal
Ronaldo on Tuesday, became the all-time EURO scorer after registering his tenth and 11th finals goals, going clear of Michel Platini. It was the perfect start to his fifth EURO finals (a record, of course).
“It was essential to start on the right foot in order to gain confidence,” said Ronaldo. “Now, we have to continue and win the next game.”
The Juventus striker has now scored 11 goals in the tournament, two more than French great Michel Platini, who netted nine times when he led France to glory in 1984.
The 36-year-old is also just three goals away from matching Iranian Ali Daei’s all-time international scoring record of 109.
11 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
9 Michel Platini (France)
7 Alan Shearer (England)
6 Antoine Griezmann (France)
6 Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)
6 Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6 Wayne Rooney (England)
6 Thierry Henry (France)
6 Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6 Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
Portugal will play Germany on Saturday in the Group F fixture.
Portugal EURO 2020 squad
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Rui Patrício (Wolves), Rui Silva (Granada)
Defenders: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Nelson Semedo (Wolves), Jose Fonte (LOSC Lille), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Nuno Mendes (Sporting CP), Raphael Guerreiro (Dortmund)
Midfielders: Danilo Pereira (Paris), Joao Palhinha (Sporting CP), Ruben Neves (Wolves), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Moutinho (Wolves), Renato Sanches (LOSC Lille), Sergio Oliveira (Porto), William Carvalho (Real Betis)
Forwards: Pedro Goncalves (Sporting CP), Andre Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Rafa Silva (Benfica)