Less famous has been the fact that the football event also allowed Lio to achieve another recognition: the post with the most likes in the entire history of Instagram. A greater achievement if we consider that he has been the only one capable of displacing the curious image that occupied the first place for almost four years.
Does it still seem little to you? No less surprising is that the Argentine captain has a presence in four of the five most celebrated images on the social network, three of which were published from his account. Meet the top 5 of Instagram here!
5. Through the skies
Lionel Messi has finally touched the sky. After several failed attempts, including a runner-up finish that almost convinced him to retire, the Argentine star achieved World Cup glory in Qatar. The image that occupies the fifth place among the most popular posts on Instagram is not the most spectacular or the most glamorous, however, the photographs that show the world champion team transporting the cup by plane are always special. Returning home with the joy of being able to say “mission accomplished”. 41.8 million likes confirm this.
4. Football Gambit
Annie Leibovitz is one of the most talented photographers in the world, recognized among her own and strangers for the portraits she has made of the main movie and music stars. She most recently brought her talent onto the pitch to capture a new and perhaps last meeting between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. She does not have a ball in the middle, but a chessboard that elegantly captures the rivalry and camaraderie of the best players of her time. The image had a special flavor because it was given prior to the 2022 World Cup. A powerful image that served as a promotional campaign for Louis Vuitton and which, in turn, was the source of inspiration for countless memes. It was shared on Cristiano Ronaldo’s account, where it reached 42.7 million likes. It is still curious that the most popular image of CR7 is one in which she shares credits with her eternal rival.