Lionel Messi’s World Cup Instagram post breaks record and becomes most-liked ever

Messi’s most liked Instagram post (Lionel Messi/Instagram)

Lionel Messi’s World Cup celebration post has become the most liked Instagram post in history, with 56 million likes.

The Argentinian footballer’s photo carousel documenting the moment he and his teammates beat France to lift the World Cup trophy has surpassed the previous world record held by the World Record Egg, which earned 55.9 million likes.

In his Instagram caption, Messi said: “Thank you very much to my family, to everyone who supports me and also to everyone who believed in us.

“We are demonstrating once again that Argentines, when we fight together and united, we are able to achieve what we set out to do.

“The merit belongs to this group, which is above individuals. It is the strength of all fighting for the same dream which was also the dream of all Argentinians… We did it!!!

The highly anticipated World Cup final which saw Argentina and France face off ended with Argentina winning the trophy.

It was a close decision, with both teams having to try their luck on penalties after being blocked at 3-3. Penalties saw Argentina win 4-2, helping team captain Lionel Messi make history in more ways than one.

Messi has openly shared that it’s his dream to help Argentina win their third crown – and their first.

The famous footballer shared his joy on his Instagram, with a post of himself and the World Cup gold trophy, with the caption: “WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!”

Her moving post quickly gained likes before setting a new record for the most liked Instagram post of all time.

As of December 20, his post had over 56 million likes, beating the previous record holder, Christiano Ronaldo’s post, by several million.

Ronaldo’s post was his and Messi sat by a chessboard together, apparently deliberating their next move.

The image was taken as part of a collaboration with luxury brand Louis Vuitton ahead of the World Cup. It gained 42 million likes.

The Argentina team returns to Buenos Aires after winning the World Cup

Argentina captain and striker Lionel Messi (C) holds the FIFA World Cup trophy aboard a bus as he celebrates alongside teammates and supporters after winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup (AFP via Getty Images)

Argentina captain and striker Lionel Messi (C) holds the FIFA World Cup trophy aboard a bus as he celebrates alongside teammates and supporters after winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup (AFP via Getty Images)

Fans welcome the players of the Argentina soccer team that won the World Cup home after landing at Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires (AP)

Fans welcome the players of the Argentina soccer team that won the World Cup home after landing at Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires (AP)

The winners of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 arrive in Buenos Aires (Getty Images)

The winners of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 arrive in Buenos Aires (Getty Images)

The Argentina team arrive in Buenos Aires after winning the World Cup (REUTERS)

The Argentina team arrive in Buenos Aires after winning the World Cup (REUTERS)

Argentina men's national soccer team player Lisandro Martinez holds the FIFA World Cup as he arrives at the team's headquarters (Getty Images)

Argentina men’s national soccer team player Lisandro Martinez holds the FIFA World Cup as he arrives at the team’s headquarters (Getty Images)

Argentina striker Lionel Messi (C) and Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria (2nd R) celebrate on a bus after winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup (AFP via Getty Images)

Argentina striker Lionel Messi (C) and Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria (2nd R) celebrate on a bus after winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup (AFP via Getty Images)

Argentina captain and striker Lionel Messi (C) holds the FIFA World Cup trophy aboard a bus as he celebrates alongside teammates and supporters (AFP via Getty Images)

Argentina captain and striker Lionel Messi (C) holds the FIFA World Cup trophy aboard a bus as he celebrates alongside teammates and supporters (AFP via Getty Images)

Football fans surround the bus taking the Argentine football team that won the World Cup to the field of the Argentine Football Association where they will spend the night (AP)

Football fans surround the bus taking the Argentine football team that won the World Cup to the field of the Argentine Football Association where they will spend the night (AP)

Coach Lionel Scaloni waves to football fans from the bus carrying the Argentina football team that won the World Cup (AP)

Coach Lionel Scaloni waves to football fans from the bus carrying the Argentina football team that won the World Cup (AP)

Argentina's Lionel Messi with the trophy as the team arrives at Ezeiza International Airport (REUTERS)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi with the trophy as the team arrives at Ezeiza International Airport (REUTERS)

The Argentina team arrive in Buenos Aires after winning the World Cup (REUTERS)

The Argentina team arrive in Buenos Aires after winning the World Cup (REUTERS)

Messi has since received 56 million likes, breaking the record previously held by the World Record Egg, which was an image of a single egg that received 55.9 million likes.

The image was uploaded on January 4, 2019, just to break the record, with the caption: “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beat the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We have this”

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