Cristiano Ronaldo is the first athlete to 50 million ‘likes’
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid forward, has reached a mere 50 million ‘likes’ on Facebook, making him the most popular athlete on the social network. Ronaldo even surpassed the Biebs and Katy Perry by about 3 million likes. Upon hearing the news, the soccer star tweeted “I really want us to keep sharing all the good moments together – and the best is still to come THANK YOU ALL #50M.”
Just to put things in perspective, the population of Senegal is about 12.8 million people. 50 million is about equal to the population of South Korea or South Africa and is more than the population of Canada, Argentina and Colombia.
Ronaldo is right up there with Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Eminem, and Rihanna. Of course these results shouldn’t be too surprising considering he not only plays on one of the most popular teams in the world but he has the stunning model looks to go along with it.
Cristiano Ronaldo made his international debut in 2003 at age 18. He helped to lead Portugal to the Euro 2004 final on home turf. Ronaldo also captured the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year award. Today, he is considered one of the top two players in the world, alongside Lionel Messi.