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Ronaldo most popular sports star with Facebook fans

Real Madrid's Portuguese international striker Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular sports star on Facebook, the sports daily Marca reported on Wednesday. Ronaldo, 24, arrived in Real Madrid from Manchester United last summer in a world record 94-million-euro deal.

sports Updated: Jan 06, 2010 18:44 IST

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

The flamboyant footballer could count 3.2 million fans on his social network site on Wednesday, putting him ahead of Swiss tennis star Roger Federer with 3.18 million and US swimmer Michael Phelps, 2.86 million.

Ronaldo, 24, arrived in Real Madrid from Manchester United last summer in a world record 94-million-euro deal.

He is also the most profitable player ever in a club which had such stars as Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham, generating 80 million euros in advertising revenues per year.