Ronaldo reaches social media follower milestone

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first athlete to reach 200 million total social media followers on Tuesday. (Daniel Tejedor/AP)

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo became the first athlete to reach 200 million total social media followers on Tuesday.

According to Hookit.com, a website that tracks the social media following of professional and amateur athletes, the Real Madrid superstar has 80 million more followers than all MLS players and teams combined.

Ronaldo’s following is bigger than 99 per cent of NFL players combined and bigger than NBA stars Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry’s following put together.

If that wasn’t mind boggling enough Ronaldo also has three times the following of that of every Major League Baseball player combined.

The next closest athlete is Barcelona’s Lionel Messi with 122 million followers.