4 records broken by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018
BONUS: Becoming the most followed person on Instagram
Although not strictly speaking a footballing record, Ronaldo did become the most followed person on Instagram, overtaking former Queen of Instagram Selena Gomez.
Ronaldo boasts over 144.8 million followers which shades Selena who sits at 144.4 million.
Despite having a hectic professional life as well as a constant family life, Cristiano Ronaldo is a very active Instagram user, using the platform to not only connect with his fans and give an insight to the daily life of the Portuguese star, but also as a way to promote many of the lucrative sponsorship deals he has with a whole array of different companies.
As already stated this isn't a sporting record, it is, however, a testament to what a global appeal Ronaldo has around the world and his presence on the world stage transcends just the realm of sport.