Ronaldo Is The First Athlete to Get 50 Million ‘Likes’

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By: Adelle Platon / October 19, 2012

It’s not official unless it’s on Facebook.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo hit a milestone reaching 50 million likes on his official Facebook page, right alongside music’s elite including Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Madonna. His accomplishments on the field include 16 goals in 15 games this season, Inquisitr reports.

It’s not hard to believe Madrid’s official striker is the most popular athlete on social media as his star power mirrors David Beckham with good looks and all. Since his international debut at age 18 in 2003, he has led his team to victory like Portugal to the Euro 2004 final on home turf and nabbing FIFA Player of the Year Award in 2008.