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SBD Global/August 2, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo Leads All Athletes With 20 Million Followers On Twitter

Among athletes, CRISTIANO RONALDO "is the undisputed king of Twitter," according to Óscar García of AS. Ronaldo has surpassed 20 million followers on Twitter, giving him a substantial lead over Real Madrid's KAKA, who has 16.2 million followers. Of the top 10 most-followed athletes on Twitter, "eight are footballers and six play in La Liga." In addition to Ronaldo and Kaka, NEYMAR, ANDRES INIESTA, GERARD PIQUE, and CESC FABREGAS are also among the top 10 (AS, 7/31).

JUST A LITTLE BIT OUTSIDE: In London, Adam Shergold reported Ronaldo "was given the honour of throwing the first pitch" as the MLB L.A. Dodgers hosted the N.Y. Yankees on Wednesday. Ronaldo's effort was "high, wide and not very handsome" (DAILY MAIL, 8/1).
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