Ronaldo has most Facebook likes after going ahead of Shakira

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Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken Shakira to become the most followed person on Facebook.

The 30-year-old star now has 107,096,356 likes compared to 107,087,100 for the Colombian singer.

Ronaldo became the first sportsman to cross 100 million likes last October after joining the site in 2009.

He also has 34 million followers on Twitter but is only 13th on that list with Katy Perry leading on 66.6 million followers.

Justin Bieber, Barack Obama, Taylor Swift, YouTube, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Ellen DeGeneres, Instagram and Twitter are all above Ronaldo.

But he is the most followed sports star on Twitter.

Brazil and Orlando City player Kaka is closest behind on 22.2 million followers.

Wayne Rooney is in 95th spot with 10.8 million fans.

On Facebook Lionel Messi is the closest athlete to Ronaldo with 78 million likes with former England player David Beckham on 52 million.

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