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Players hail global Facebook support for Villa

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Players hail global Facebook support for Villa

Fans from across the world have been thanked for their superb social media support.

Villa reached 1m likes on Facebook today, meaning claret and blue discussion is going on across the world via popular interaction site.

Supporters as far afield as Karachi, Rio Di Janeiro, Seoul, Singapore, New York and Mexico City will be now be chatting about Paul Lambert's men in a variety of dialects, including Spanish, Indonesian, Arabic, Portuguese, Thai and Mandarin.

And to mark the momentous occasion of 1m likes, the first team squad thought they would say a big 'thank-you' to our global followers.

Christian Benteke, Gabby Agbonlahor, Brad Guzan, Ron Vlaar, Charles N'Zogbia and Matt Lowton were among the players holding up banners of appreciation at Bodymoor Heath.

Check out the exclusive photo gallery.

Almost 80% of our Facebook fans come from outside of the United Kingdom.

There are Facebook followers from all over the world speaking over 30 dialects - English, Spanish, Indonesian, Arabic, Portugese, Thai and Mandarin.

There are 80,000 fans in Ireland, 40,000 in the US and 350,000 in Europe.

Top following cities include New York, Dublin, Singapore, Dubai and Mexico City.

To celebrate the achievement, fans from all over the world are being invited to enter our 'One In A Million' competition with a money-can't-buy prize.

Enter on Facebook to win a unique trip to Villa Park and watch the home game against Liverpool.

But, not only that, you and a friend will enjoy VIP treatment and stay in the city centre with £200 spending money.

What's more we will be giving five runners up an away shirt and everyone who enters will be given a free 14 day pass to AVTV, Villa's online TV channel.

Make sure you enter our competition on Facebook.

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 19th February 2013
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