–The Portuguese might be struggling on the pitch but is taking social media by storm as he overtakes singer Shakira with 107 million likes
Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed yet another prestigious accolade – by becoming the most liked person on Facebook.
The Portuguese winger, 30, has overtaken singer Shakira at the top of the charts, as he has totalled up to 107million likes on the social network.
Ronaldo is now approximately 29million likes ahead of Barcelona rival Lionel Messi.
Reigning world player of the year Ronaldo is now about 5,000 likes ahead of Shakira, the wife of Gerard Pique.
And Ronaldo is 24million likes ahead of his employers, Real Madrid, who sit in 11th place in the ‘likes’ league with 83million. Barcelona pipped Madrid to tenth.
But it is not just on Facebook where Ronaldo is one of the most liked players. He is the most followed sports person on Twitter, with 34million – a good million ahead of closest competitor Kaka.
The feat comes, however, in the middle of a sticky patch of form for the three time Ballon d’Or winner. He has failed to impress, along with his team, in a difficult 2015 so far.
From initially dominating La Liga, they now sit in second place behind rivals Barcelona, while they only just edged into the quarter-finals of the Champions League, after losing 4-3 at home to Schalke but winning 5-4 on aggregate.