Kaka is 1st athlete to reach 10M Twitter followers

Rappler.com
Brazilian footballer Kaka reaches 10M Twitter followers, 17th most followed overall.

10 MILLION FOLLOWERS. Kaka has become the first athlete in the world to reach 10 million followers on Twitter.

MANILA, Philippines – He is talented, good-looking, and now more popular on Twitter than any other athlete in the word.

Real Madrid’s midfielder Kaka is the first athlete ever to have 10 million Twitter followers.

The new milestone makes the Brazilian footballer the 17th most followed person on the social media website, a list topped by Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber who boast about 20 million followers each.

@Kaka has been on Twitter since July 28, 2009. He tweets in 3 different languages, making him more accesible than other athletes who tend to tweet only in their native language.

The 2nd most followed athlete after Kaka is his own Real teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo who has about 9 million followers and is 21st on the overall most followed list.

The 30-year-old Kaka started playing football when he was only 8 years old. He won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2007 and is the youngest ambassador of the UN World Food Programme. – Rappler.com