Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has passed 50 million friends on Facebook. Ronaldo becomes the first athlete to reach this milestone on the social network.

The former Manchester United player celebrated the achievement with his followers: "Reaching 50,000,000 likes is unbelievable … I want to thank you, you, you, and everyone who have been supporting me all these years. I really want us to keep sharing all the good moments together - and the best is still to come. Thank you all."