The Argentina international’s post related to the celebration of their victory in Copa America has earned the most likes as an Athlete on Instagram.
’s post on
related to their Copa America win is now the most liked photo from an athlete on the platform.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner was captain of theArgentina
national team when they grabbed the Copa America trophy after a 1-0 victory over Brazil, which was Messi’s first major win with Argentina.
The 34-year-old’s post with the trophy on Instagram has been liked almost 20.2 million times, which breaks
The Portugal international’s tribute to Diego Maradona after his death had gotten 19.8 million likes.
Messi was named the player of the tournament because of his impressive performance in Brazil. He met the back of the net four times and contributed five assists.
The Argentine has hit free agency as his contract withBarcelona
expired and he will pen a new contract as soon as they sort things out related to the club’s struggle to cut salaries. Messi has reportedly agreed with a 50 percent pay cut for his new five-year deal.
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