The Cristiano Ronaldo Effect: Juventus Overtake Man. United To Become 3rd Most-Followed Football Club

Juventus is now third most-followed football club on Instagram after seeing a rise of 20 million followers following the arrival of former Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo. 

The Portuguese superstar joined the Italian club in 2018 when they were just on 10 million, but now they have witnessed a rapid increase including surpassing his former club, Manchester United. Juventus now has 31.1m followers on Instagram, while Manchester United boasts of 31m followers. 

Real Madrid still leads the way as the most popular football club on Instagram with 77.6 million followers, while Barcelona maintains the second spot with 76.4m followers.