Spain May Have Won Euro 2012, But Portugal’s Ronaldo Takes Home Facebook Cup

By David Cohen 

Spain may have emerged victorious at the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, but in terms of Facebook growth during the June 8-July 1 soccer tournament, Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reigned supreme, topping most categories tracked by AllFacebook Stats.

The Euro 2012 champions did not rot on the bench, however, as players including Iker Casillas, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba Ramos, Cesc Fàbregas, and Juanfran Torres performed well on the AllFacebook Stats charts.

Ironically, when not playing for the Portuguese national team, Ronaldo showcases his skills in Spain, as well, for Real Madrid.

Ronaldo was the leader in:

  • Likes added during Euro 2012: 1.235 million
  • People talking about this during the tournament: 1.432 million
  • Likes for posts: 2.207 million
  • Most commented on: 191,000
  • Most shared: 167,000

Giorgio Chiellini of Italy had the most wall posts during Euro 2012, with 43, while Jordi Alba Ramos had the highest number of interactions (likes plus comments plus shares), at 8,399.

For a thorough look at how players in Euro 2012 fared on Facebook during the tournament, check out this blog post from AllFacebook Stats.