The FC Barcelona legend recently broke a record from his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo for the most liked post on Instagram. Lionel Messi’s Instagram post surpassed a staggering 20 Million likes.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s most liked Instagram post
The Argentinian ended his long-term drought of international silverware after winning the Copa America. Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in the final of the Copa America in Rio de Janeiro. At the full time whistle, Lionel Messi became emotional. He lifted his first-ever trophy for his national side Argentina. Messi winning Copa America led him to become the person with the most-liked sports photo on Instagram.
Lionel Messi sets new Instagram record after Copa America win
Messi posted a photo of himself alongside the Copa America title as he called it a moment of “beautiful madness.”
The Argentina international wrote to his 233 Million followers: “What a beautiful madness! This is unbelievable!
“Thank you, God! We are the champions!”
Messi’s post has got a record-holding 21,244,613 likes at the time of this writing.
Previously, the record was held by Cristiano Ronaldo 19.8 Million likes for his tribute post to Argentine legend Diego Maradona.
Posting a black-and-white photo of himself and Maradona, the Juventus superstar wrote: “Today I’m saying goodbye to a friend and the world is saying goodbye to an eternal genius.
“One of the best of all time. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but he leaves a legacy without limits and an emptiness that will never be filled.”
This might not be an achievement that Messi will be overly proud about, but it shows the public craze and happiness over his first international title.