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.
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.
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?