This week, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first athlete to reach an “unbelievable” 50 million followers on Instagram and has celebrated by posting a heartfelt video alongside his son.
The Real Madrid superstar posted the clip on his Instagram to thank each his followers for their help in this “amazing achievement," alongside Cristiano junior.
Ronaldo’s son also had a few words to say himself, shouting “that’s right” after the Portuguese star had said his message.
Recently, Ronaldo also became the first athlete to earn an incredible 200 million followers across all forms of social media as fans attempt to get a glimpse of what Ronaldo does in his day-to-day life.
The 50 million followers on Instagram means that Ronaldo is now the tenth most followed person on the app. But he still has plenty of work to do to catch the likes of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian.
Watch Ronaldo's Instagram video below:
Finally beats Messi
The former Manchester United will be glad to have finally got one over Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Messi has only got 37.7 million followers with Barcelona teammate Neymar being Ronaldo’s nearest rival on Instagram with 43.8 million followers.
The 31-year-old will be glad to achieve victory over Barcelona because he’s been very much in their shadow this season.
The Bernabeu club are nine points behind their rivals in La Liga while they were also kicked out of the Copa del Rey due to fielding an ineligible player.
On a personal level, Ronaldo lost out to Messi for the Ballon d’Or in January, coming second while Neymar came third.
Ronaldo will be forgetting about his Instagram achievement this weekend as he’ll be focusing on the Madrid derby on Saturday. Ronaldo’s side trail their city rivals by one point and both teams know they simply can’t afford to drop any more points as they somehow try to cut the gap to Barcelona.