Cristiano Ronaldo hits 30 millions followers on Twitter - but who are the most followed sports people?

The Real Madrid striker has the most fans on Twitter

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It's been a good week for Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Real Madrid forward has scored seven goals since Saturday - including a hat-trick against Deportivo at the weekend and then four against Elche on Tuesday night.

It was revealed yesterday that a bunch of Manchester United fans are so desperate to see him return to Old Trafford that they've made a banner that will be towed behind a plane over Real Madrid's next match.

And now he's also hit the 30 million followers mark on Twitter. Ronaldo described the figure as "amazing" and it easily makes the Portugal international the most popular sportsperson on the social network.



Here, we take a look at the 10 most popular sports stars on Twitter according to followers...