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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Lionel Messi's Instagram record with recent picture

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered the two best players in football history
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered the two best players in football history / AFP Contributor/GettyImages
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Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, with the striker creating/breaking numerous records during his career so far.

Ronaldo is the most popular athlete on social media and he was recently seen breaking records off the pitch too as a picture posted by him recently on Instagram broke the social media record of long-time rival, Lionel Messi.

The Portugese icon took to Instagram recently to announce that his partner Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant with twins and now ESPN has revealed that the 36-year-old overtook long-time on-pitch rival Lionel Messi as the athlete with the most liked IG picture of all time.

Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Lionel Messi ad boasted the previous record with 22 million likes on his post-Copa America triumph photo, but Ronaldo has since smashed this mark, with the eye-watering figures only continuing to climb.

The striker who returned to Old Trafford in the summer after a gap of 12 years, has enjoyed a brilliant time on the pitch individually, scoring seven goals in 10 appearances in all competitions for Manchester United so far.

His arrival has led many to believe that United can now consistently challenge for trophies come the end of the season.

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