Report: Cristiano Ronaldo first athlete to garner 200 million social media followers

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s social media reach is so great that he has a 13 million follower cushion over NBA stars LeBron James, Steph Curry, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant combined.

Ronaldo became the first player to hit 200 million followers according to a Hookit.com statistic trumpeted by stat monger Darren Rovell.

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In fact, Ronaldo has more than No. 2 Lionel Messi (122 million) and James (69 million) c0mbined).

While the individual feat isn’t going to win Real Madrid any silverware, that’s a stunning advantage for the good-looking, fit, rich Portuguese fella who wears No. 7.