Lionel Messi added another milestone to his history just one day after he won the World Cup for the first time: he became the person with the most liked picture in history on Instagram.
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Messi’s initial Instagram post, in which he gloated about Argentina’s victory over France on Sunday, received the most likes of any post by an athlete on Instagram. Roughly 50 million people had liked the post as of Monday afternoon, which has 10 photos of Messi celebrating with his teammates and the World Cup trophy. Now the picture has 62 million likes and counting.
The previous record for the most likes on an Instagram post by an athlete included Messi. The previous record holder for most liked post by an athlete on Instagram was a photo of him and Cristiano Ronaldo playing chess for a Louis Vuitton ad before the World Cup. The same photo sent to Ronaldo and Messi’s accounts got far more attention on Ronaldo’s account (42 million likes) than it did on Messi’s account (32 million likes).