He couldn't contain his excitement and to appreciate his fans and all who made that achievement feasible, football legend Cristiano Ronaldo posted on his page,

"Reaching 50,000,000 likes is unbelievable …I want to thank you, 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."

The Real Madrid striker has become the first sports star to have 50 million 'likes' on facebook surpassing his Barcelona rival and ex Real Madrid midfielder, Lionel Messi and David Beckham who have landed on the seventh and third spots respectively.

Source: Goal.com