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Lionel Messi surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo in having the most liked Instagram post by a sportsperson

Lionel Messi surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo in having the most liked Instagram post by a sportsperson following Argentina’s World Cup success as his celebration photos get over 42million likes

Lionel Messi has overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo in having the most liked Instagram post by a sportsperson with over 42million likes.

Messi took to Instagram after playing a key part in Argentina’s victory over France in the World Cup final.

After finally getting his hands on the coveted trophy, Messi uploaded a post including ten images of him and his team-mates celebrating. 

Lionel Messi has the most liked Instagram post by a sportsperson with over 42.5million likes

Messi accompanied the post with a caption which read: ‘WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!!!! 

‘I dreamed it so many times, I wanted it so much that I still haven’t fallen, I can’t believe it……

‘Thank you very much to my family, to all who support me and also to all who believed in us. We demonstrate once again that Argentines when we fight together and united we are capable of achieving what we set out to do. The merit belongs to this group, which is above individualities, it is the strength of all fighting for the same dream’.

Messi’s post has received over 42.5million likes in just 16 hours.

Messi's post surpassed the number of likes received by Cristiano Ronaldo's upload last month

 Messi’s post surpassed the number of likes received by Cristiano Ronaldo’s upload last month

It surpassed Ronaldo’s post from last month which was an advert for Louis Vuitton ahead of the World Cup in which the Portuguese star and Messi were seen playing chess. That post got 41.9million likes. That post got 41.9million likes.  

Messi still has some way to go, however, if he is to have the most liked Instagram post overall. That record is held by Chris Godfrey, who uploaded a photo of an egg in January 2019.

Messi was jubilant after he helped Argentina to secure glory in the World Cup final

Messi was jubilant after he helped Argentina to secure glory in the World Cup final

The photo ended up getting 56.1million likes, with the aim of the upload having been to surpass the then-most liked Instagram post, a picture of Kylie Jenner’s daughter which had 18.6million likes. 

Ronaldo got 32.6million likes in October 2021 for the announcement that his partner Georgina Rodriguez was pregnant, while Messi’s post of his advert with Ronaldo got 32.2million likes.

Messi had a huge impact in the final in Qatar as he scored twice, while he also converted his penalty in the shootout. 

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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