Lionel Messi, who won his first major international trophy with Argentina in Copa America defeating Brazil 1-0 with Angel Di Maria’s goal celebrated the victory by publishing a picture of himself holding the trophy in the changing room. The picture caption said: “What a beautiful madness! This is unbelievable! Thank you, God! We are the champions!”
The image of him holding the Copa America trophy has become Instagram’s most-liked picture posted by any athlete.
The post by Messi, who captains both, his club Barcelona as well as his nation Argentina has earned 20,000,000 likes till now. With these likes, the post by the six times Ballon d’Or winner is now the sixth most-liked post in the record of social media. Only Billie Eilish, XXXTentacion, Ariana Grande and the world record-breaking picture of an egg from the year 2019, January 4, are ahead in the number of likes from Messi’s Copa America trophy photograph.
The Argentine’s post about the crown overtook rival and Serie A striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s post about he giving tribute to late football legend Diego Maradona who passed away a previous year on November 25, 2020.
La Liga striker Lionel Messi has around 233 million followers on Instagram and is one of the most followed personalities on the platform.