Historical record: Lionel Messi’s post beat egg photo to go down in history for the most likes on Instagram*


He also bypassed the publication of Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi’s post, in which he posted a selection of photos after Argentina won the World Cup, received the most likes in Instagram history*.

At the time of publication of the news, the post has already collected almost 58 million likes. However, it is worth recalling that the famous football player has more than 402 million subscribers in the mentioned social network.

Lionel Messi's
Lionel Messi’s

I dreamed it so many times, I wanted it so much that I still can’t believe it. Many thanks to my family, to everyone who supports me, and also to everyone who believed in us. We showed once again that the Argentines, when we fight together and unitedly, are able to achieve the goal. We did it!

Lionel Messi

Messi’s post outranked Cristiano Ronaldo’s post last month with a Louis Vuitton ad featuring the stars playing chess. That post got 41.9 million likes.

Lionel Messi's & Cristiano Ronaldo's 
Lionel Messi’s & Cristiano Ronaldo’s 

However, Ronaldo remains the most followed person on Instagram* with 519 million followers. Last month, he became the first person to hit 500 million followers there.


The record for most likes on Instagram* was previously held by Chris Godfrey, who uploaded a photo of an egg in January 2019 . She got 56.1 million likes.

*Instagram is owned by Meta, which is classified as extremist and banned in Russia.

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