Cristiano Ronaldo just hit 100 million likes on Facebook, making him the most liked man and [athlete/sportsman footballer] on the platform.
Of this achievement Ronaldo said: “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.”
Since joining in 2009, Ronaldo has used Facebook to share some of his greatest professional accomplishments and moments from his personal life with fans. Through his Facebook page, fans are able to see what life is really like for one of the world’s most famous footballers.
Here are some examples of the authentic ways Ronaldo has connected with fans on Facebook:
- This summer he posted a sweet photo celebrating Children’s Day with his son. The photo has over 3.4 million likes and 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 girlfriend Irina Shayk, such as a dinner out on October 6 and vacationing together last summer.
Ronaldo’s Facebook fan base infographic: