Lionel Messi’s picture on Instagram after Argentina’s World Cup win is now the most liked post EVER, surpassing the previous record set by an image of an egg.
Whether you like it or not, Lionel Messi is a man of history.
He might not be the tallest Man in football, yet he does things that even the tallest of them all cannot do until he died.
He is not the most followed on Instagram, yet his post attracts more likes and comments than others.
Regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, Messi secured his maiden World Cup trophy at 35 years of age with a victory over France in the final in Qatar.
It was a momentous moment in sporting history, with Messi securing his status as one of the greatest athletes of all time.
The South American nation claimed a 4-2 penalty shootout victory after the game finished 3-3 after 120 minutes, with Messi claiming two goals.
In the aftermath of the thrilling victory, the little magician took to Instagram to post 10 pictures of his celebrations in Qatar.
You could tell just how much the victory meant to him.
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His caption read:
“CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!
“So many times I dreamed it, so much I wanted it that I still didn’t fall, I can’t believe it……
“Thank you so much to my family, to all who support me and also to all who believed in us. We proved once again that when Argentinians fight together and are united we are able to achieve our aims.
“The merit belongs to this group, which is above individualities, it is the strength of all fighting for the same dream that was also one of all Argentinians.
“We did it!!! LET’S GO ARGENTINA DAMN!!!!! We’ll see each other very soon.”
The post hit 57.5 million likes on the platform as of the time of filing this report.
The post surpassed the previous record set by an image of an egg.
The image was posted in January 2019, and had set out to overtake the record at the time of 18 million likes, previously held by Kylie Jenner.
Lionel Messi also broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s record for the most-liked Instagram post by a sportsperson, eclipsing his rival on and off the pitch.
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