Ronaldo leads Instagram's most-liked sports photos, videos of 2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo was a popular follow on Instagram this year.

Data released Wednesday by the social media platform showed the Real Madrid star, who has 116 million followers, had nine of the 10 most-liked sports-related photos (Neymar was the only other athlete to crack the top 10), and seven of the most-liked sports-related videos on Instagram in 2017.

This photo, announcing the birth of his first child with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, was Ronaldo's most popular:

A Alana Martina acaba de nascer! Tanto a Geo como a Alana estão muito bem! Estamos todos muito felizes! ❤️

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on

Ronaldo also topped the list of athletes who gained the most followers in 2017, amassing more than 30 million between Jan. 1 and Nov. 17.

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