INFOGRAPHIC AND VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo Tops 100M Likes on Facebook

The most-liked sports figure on Facebook surpassed a significant milestone Tuesday, as Real Madrid and Portugal soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo topped 100 million likes.

CristianoRonaldo650The most-liked sports figure on Facebook surpassed a significant milestone Tuesday, as Real Madrid and Portugal soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo topped 100 million likes.

Ronaldo marked the occasion by sharing a video (embedded below) on his page, thanking his fans, and saying:

I’m so honored to have reached 100 million likes on Facebook. It’s amazing to achieve this incredible milestone and connecting with all the fans around the world. Their outstanding support inspires me and I thank them all.

Facebook head of sport and entertainment partnerships, Europe, Middle East and Africa Glenn Miller shared the following examples of how Ronaldo has connected with his fans in a post on the Facebook Media blog:

This summer, he posted a photo celebrating Children’s Day with his son. The photo has more than 3.4 million likes, and it is his most liked post ever.

Through the years, Ronaldo has often shared his reactions to winning awards, including the FIFA Balon D’or in January 2014 and the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award in August 2014.

When in Brazil for the World Cup, he updated fans on his travels and reflected on his team’s matches using Facebook. His posts ranged from posing with a watermelon carved with his likeness to photos with the Portuguese team.

He has also shared some special moments with Irina Shayk, such as a dinner out on Oct. 6 and vacationing together last summer.

And Miller shared the infographic below, illustrating that Ronaldo’s Facebook fans could:

  • Fill 1,170 Bernabéu Stadiums (where Real Madrid plays).
  • Create more than 9 million lineups and face each other in over 4.5 million football matches.
  • Wrap around the world four times if they all joined hands.
  • Fill Portugal 10 times over.

Readers: Are you one of the 10 million-plus?

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