Top 25 Facebook pages: December 2014 — Could Cristiano Ronaldo be Facebook’s most-liked person?

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Just because the World Cup is over doesn’t mean the world lost interest in soccer. Every month, we examine the trends in Facebook page fanbases. This month, we find that Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi (along with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid) have some of the most rapidly-growing Facebook pages in the world.

While Facebook for Every Phone and Facebook remain the most-liked pages, Ronaldo is closing in on singer Shakira for the title of most-liked person on Facebook, according to Facebook Marketing Partner Socialbakers.

Take a look at our monthly leaderboard of the Facebook pages with most likes for December, with figures from Socialbakers. The fan growth statistics account for Nov. 21 through Nov. 27.

RankPageFansFan Growth during PeriodFan Growth % during Period
1Facebook for Every Phone53400548825012280.47%
2Facebook1666555029262070.56%
3Shakira105962307473370.04%
4Cristiano Ronaldo1030088843651780.36%
5Eminem971663431445200.15%
6Coca-Cola908879722303130.25%
7Rihanna9002851545240.01%
8Vin Diesel878645242407080.27%
9YouTube855586501046150.12%
10Michael Jackson79845754460530.06%
11FC Barcelona795217373180850.40%
12Real Madrid C.F.781451973357690.43%
13Justin Bieber764456281230870.16%
14Katy Perry762643461051530.14%
15Leo Messi761117853233330.43%
16Harry Potter75584890815700.11%
17The Simpsons7493293726010.00%
18Candy Crush Saga747741781227900.16%
19Will Smith745178681089580.15%
20Bob Marley740517882289720.31%
21Taylor Swift718939292270000.32%
22Texas HoldEm Poker70745034136140.02%
23Lady Gaga67297759-19690.00%
24Beyoncé663642221171240.18%
25Linkin Park66332240750000.11%

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