Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram Record – hits 20million Post like

Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram Record

Argentine and Barcelona hitman Lionel Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram record after leading the Argentine team to its first major trophy in 28 years – the Copa America trophy.

Messi posted on Instagram a photo of himself holding the Copa America trophy and the post has gone on to become the sixth most popular Instagram post of all time.

The spectacular striker won the golden boot at the tournament with five goals and four assists – directly being involved in a total of nine goals for the Argentine team.

Though he did not find the back of the net in the final game against Brazil, he has been praised for his leadership as the captain of the team.

Angel di Maria scored the winning and only goal at the finals in Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The victory at Maracana was Messi’s first major international trophy, he was visibly elated at the final whistle on the 10th of July 2021. After suffering three defeats at previous Copa America finals and the 2014 World Cup. It was the moment when his earnest desire for his nation came to fulfillment.

“It’s crazy, the happiness I am feeling is not something that could be explained,” Messi reportedly said after the match. “I’ve left sad before but I knew that at one point it was going to happen.”

It was a thing of joy for all the fans of the Argentine captain, at least critics can no longer say that Messi does not perform for his national team which of course is not the truth. He has carried the Argentine team for a long time.

Messi’s long-time rival and friend Cristiano Ronaldo won the European Championships with Portugal in 2016, this continental competition triumph is yet another proof that the healthy competition between the great footballers adds to the improvement of football.

How Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram Record

No doubt, Ronaldo is the most popular athlete and also the richest footballer alive, his number of Instagram likes has been surpassed by that of Lionel Messi. Messi’s Instagram post with the Copa América trophy hit over 19.3 million ‘likes’ in less than a week. Messi becomes the only Athlete on the list of top 10 most-liked Instagram posts.

While Ronaldo with over 315 million followers had over 19.8million likes for his farewell post to Diego Maradona was the 6th most liked post on Instagram, Messi peaked at number sixteen with a similar post.

However, the recent post by Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram record as the post which he captioned  “What a beautiful madness! This is unbelievable! Thank you, God! We are the champions!” – is reported to have generated over 20million likes at the time of writing this article. The two are the only athlete to appear in the top 20 most liked posts on Instagram.

What does this imply? This means that Lionel Messi now has the sixth most popular post on Instagram ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo who consequently moved down to the number seventh position.

Top Instagram Posts ahead of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

1. Chris Godfrey – World Record Egg

The photo is over 2 years old and has generated over 55.2million likes. It was posted in January 2019.

2. Ariana Grande – Her Wedding Picture

Ariana Grande’s wedding photo has generated over 26.6million likes on Instagram.

3. XXXTentacion – Love is War

This is XXXTentacion’s last Instagram post before his death in June 2018. It has generated over 25.4 million.

4. Billie Eilish – Pinch Me

This is a photo of the Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter showing off her blonde hair. This post has generated over 23million

5. Billie Eilish – Custom trench coat and corset

This British Vogue photoshoot generated over 22 million on Instagram and it is the last post ahead of Messi’s Copa America trophy post.

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