Cristiano Ronaldo on Facebook: First Athlete With 50 Million Likes on FacebookBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Oct 18, 2012 in Basketball, Football, Internet, Sports, Technology •
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Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly became the first athlete to reach 50 million likes on Facebook during the third week of October, 2012.
The 27-year-old Real Madrid soccer superstar thanked those who liked his official Facebook page. On Monday, October 15, Ronaldo posted that “Reaching 50,000,000 likes is unbelievable … I want to thank you, you you, you and everyone who have been supporting me all these years. I really want us to keep sharing all the good moments together — and the best is still to come. THANK YOU ALL.”
As of posting, the Cristiano Ronaldo Facebook fan page has a total of 50,146,309 likes.
The football player from Portugal is even ahead of top celebrities that include Justin Bieber (46,948,641 likes) and Katy Perry (47,978,532 likes).
Other athletes whose Facebook fan page likes are close to the 50 million mark include Lionel Messi of Barcelona, who is now in second place with 38,594,293 likes. David Beckham came in third place with 21,471,312 likes.
Notable American athletes were not even half of Ronaldo‘s numbers. Retired basketball superstar Michael Jordan topped the Americans with 20 million likes. Kobe Bryant is in second place with six million likes and LeBron James came in third with 12.5 million likes.
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