Lionel Messi breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram record of most liked sports photo


By Ekaete Bassey

Lionel Messi has officially broken Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo’s record as the sportsman with the most-liked Instagram picture, on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

The Barcelona star set the Instagram record when he posted himself holding Argentina’s Copa America title which received more than 20 million likes.

The picture surpassed Ronaldo’s record of 19.8 million, which he attained on a post eulogizing Diego Armando Maradona following his death in November 2020.

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Messi who was celebrating a personal milestone by winning his first-ever major trophy for his country captioned the photo (which was in Spanish): “What a beautiful madness! This is unbelievable! Thank you, God! We are the champions!”

Cristiano Ronaldo is still the most followed celebrity on Instagram with 315 million followers while Lionel Messi currently occupies 8th with 233 million fans.



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