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Ronaldo crowned social media king of 2016

Sports Desk

24 December, 2016 12:00 AM printer

Ronaldo crowned social media king of 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo has another accolade to add to his collection at the end of a remarkably successful year for club and country.

The 31-year-old won the Champions League and Club World Cup with Real Madrid and ended Portugal’s wait for a major trophy by helping them to a Euro 2016 triumph.

If that was not enough, it appears that Ronaldo has also conquered the world of social media - at least when it comes to high-profile athletes.

Out of all professional sportspeople across the globe, the former Manchester United forward produced the top three posts on Facebook and the top five on Instagram, according to social analytics tool CrowdTangle. His best-performing posts generated a staggering total of 34 million user interactions.

Ronaldo’s Facebook posts included him holding the Euro 2016 trophy, enjoying birthday celebrations with his son and celebrating with the Portugal squad on the plane. The top post alone managed 7.4m interactions.

Ronaldo has described 2016 as the best year of his career - it certainly seems to be the most popular!    —