Cristiano Ronaldo overtakes Shakira as Facebook's most 'liked' person

Cristiano Ronaldo overtakes Shakira as Facebook's most 'liked' person

Cristiano Ronaldo may be struggling on the pitch at present, but off it, he can console himself with the fact he is now officially the most popular figure in the world on Facebook.

Already the most 'liked' athlete on the planet, Ronaldo has now leapfrogged Colombian singer Shakira (and wife of Ronaldo's former Manchester United team-mate Gerard Pique) into No1 spot.

Boasting over 107 million followers, Ronaldo's huge figure puts him just over 10,000 ahead of Shakira while his arch rival Lionel Messi, second on the athletes list, is a distant 29 million behind and 13th overall.

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TOP 10 ATHLETES ON FACEBOOK
1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 107m
2. Lionel Messi - 78m
3. David Beckham - 52m
4. Neymar - 52m
5. Kaka - 33m
6. Ronaldinho - 31m
7. Mesut Ozil - 28m
8. Michael Jordan - 28m
9. Andres Iniesta - 24m
10. Kobe Bryant - 21m









If his lofty Facebook status wasn't enough, Ronaldo also, unsurprisingly, boasts the most Twitter followers - with 34 million. That's over a million more than former world player of the year, Kaka, who recently joined new MLS franchise Orlando City.