According to a list compiled by Sportshubnet Cristiano Cristiano has beaten Lionel Messi in being crowned as the most famous athlete in the world. The Portuguese icon has the highest number of followers on Instagram, and is known around the globe. Five-time Champions League champion has fans around the world and is considered one of the best footballers ever.
Al-Nassr’s forward has 700,000,000 followers on all of his social media platforms. Ronaldo is also one of the biggest influencers on Instagram, with four of his 10 most liked posts. The Portuguese footballer is known for being one of the strongest on earth and has a strict diet. Ronaldo is the second-richest player in football, after Mathieu Flami, a former Arsenal player.
Ronaldo also beat Brazilian legend Neymar Jr. for the title. It is no surprise that the 2016 Euro winner, who is also one of the best ambassadors for the most popular sport in the entire world, is at the top of the list. Other sensational athletes make up the rest of top 10, including Lebron, James, Virat, Kohli, Conor Mcgregor and Roger Federer.
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Cristiano Ronaldo urges former manager to join Al-Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo has been negotiating Zinedine Zidane’s arrival at Al-Nassr. The Frenchman coached Ronaldo while he was at Real Madrid. They won three Champions Leagues in a row.
CBS Sports reports that the Saudi Arabian team would offer Zidane a lucrative deal in an effort to end the season as Saudi League champions. Ronaldo is hoping that his club will make a move and sign the Galactico to be their next coach.
Rumours had it that Al-Nassr was also interested in luring Jose Mourinho away from Roma. Mourinho, Zidane and Ronaldo were the two men who helped him achieve his best goal-scoring form. If the Saudi club is able to convince Zidane that he should join them, Ronaldo’s best days are ahead of him.