Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 30 million followers on Twitter

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a last-minute goal for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 30 million followers on Twitter.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo remains the most followed global sports star on Twitter after his account reached 30 million followers.

The former Manchester United player surpasses his fellow footballers on the social networking website, with Brazilian Kaka the closest to him with 20.9 million followers.

Ronaldo, who has posted just over 2,100 tweets since joining the site back in June 2010, wrote: "Wow! Reached the 30 million followers on Twitter, it's amazing. Thanks everyone."

The next biggest sports star away from football who comes closest to Ronaldo is NBA player LeBron James, who has 14.8 million followers.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
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