Ronaldo top hit on Facebook

MADRID - Real Madrid's Portuguese international striker Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular sports star on Facebook, the sports daily Marca reported yesterday.

MADRID - Real Madrid's Portuguese international striker Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular sports star on Facebook, the sports daily Marca reported yesterday.

The flamboyant footballer could count 3,2million fans on his social network site yesterday, putting him ahead of Swiss tennis star Roger Federer with 3,18million, and US swimmer Michael Phelps at 2,86million.

Ronaldo, 24, arrived in Real Madrid from Manchester United last summer in a world record R988million deal.

He is also the most profitable player ever in a club which had such stars as Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham, generating about R841million in advertising revenues a year. - Sapa-AFP

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