He shoots, he scores… again. Lionel Messi has taken the lead for the most-liked post ever on Instagram, with a photo of him lifting the World Cup.
Winning the golden trophy just wasn’t enough for the Argentinian star, after his side beat France in a historic World Cup final on Sunday.
His subsequent post on the social media platform received more than 61 million likes, surpassing the previous record holder – an infamous picture of an egg which had 56.6 million likes.
The World Record Egg Instagram is now filled with fans making jokes and celebrating another Messi victory.
One user commented “Messi is cooking an egg omelette”, while another said: “King surpassed it.”
In Messi’s record-breaking post, the football legend is seen embracing his win, smiling in glory, as he lifts the trophy above his head.
The caption read: “CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!!!!!!! So many times I dreamed it, so much I wanted it that I still don’t fall, I can’t believe it.”
“Thank you so much to my family, to all who support me and also to all who believe in us. We prove once again that Argentinians when we fight together and united are able to achieve what we aim.”
“The merit is of this group, which is above individuals, is the strength of all fighting for the same dream that was also the one of all Argentinians… We did it!!!”
Messi and his all-conquering Argentina team return home
In pictures: Argentina celebrates victory
Jokes continued on Twitter over Messi’s triumph against the egg.
“Okay Messi FC, we beat the egg, now what?”, one person tweeted with a doctored image.
Argentina’s World Cup win has gone down in history as one of the greatest ever, with the team greeted on their return home by scenes of wild jubilation.