Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is so popular on Google, he' s been searched more often than the entire German team combined.

Ahead of Monday's match between Portugal and Germany, search traffic for Ronaldo is rising at a remarkable rate, according to data from Google.

This is not surprising given that Ronaldo's social media reach is by far the greatest of any other soccer star.

He has 26.9 million followers on Twitter. The next most followed footballers are Brazil's Kaka (19.3 million) and Neymar (11.2 million).

Germany's most followed player on Twitter is Mesut Ozil with 6.1 million followers.