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Messi’s Facebook page collects 7 million Likes in just a few hours

Thursday, April 7th 2011 - 20:14 UTC
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The world’s greatest striker: “Hola!  I’m so exited” The world’s greatest striker: “Hola! I’m so exited”

Few hours after Argentine football star Lionel Messi started a Facebook Page, the Barcelona's striker has almost 7 million Likes.

To put that number into perspective, it’s nearly 40% as many Likes as President Obama has on his Facebook Page, and about 30% as many as Justin Bieber fans have contributed to his Facebook Page -but Messi’s Likes were gathered in hours, not years.

Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona and is considered by many to be the best soccer player in the world, wrote in a translated welcome message on the page, “Hola! Welcome to everyone. Thank you very much for the great number of messages that I have received. I am so excited! From now on we will be more closely connected… through Facebook.”

Lady Gaga beat President Obama to 10 million Likes last summer, but we can’t remember another celebrity nearing the milestone so quickly. We’ve reached out to Facebook about whether Messi has set a Facebook record.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • Martin_Fierro

    That's what happens when you're the best in the world. ;-)

    Apr 07th, 2011 - 08:19 pm 0
  • WestisBest

    RG's got to be good at something eh Martin?

    Apr 07th, 2011 - 08:37 pm 0
  • artillero601

    finally a good comment from the brits !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Apr 07th, 2011 - 09:51 pm 0
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