Cristiano Ronaldo Is The First Athlete To Join This Super-Exclusive Club

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has just reached a major Instagram landmark.

The Real Madrid and Portugal player this week became the first athlete to hit 100 million followers on the picture-sharing service. He joins pop stars Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande in the super-exclusive club.

“Hi guys, I’m so happy to have reached 100 million, it’s a magic number,” the 32-year-old said via Instagram to mark the occasion. “I have to thank you, all of you, for the support that you give me all over the world.”

Ronaldo uses his social media accounts to post photos from his matches and images of his young son and their life at home. Often, the posts are accompanied by inspirational messages.

With 120 million Facebook fans and 50 million Twitter followers, Ronaldo now has a global audience of around 290 million accounts. To date, this is his most-liked Instagram post: