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Lionel Messi is No.1: Argentina Icon's Copa America Photo Breaks Instagram Record

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi won his first trophy with Argentina after they beat Brazil in final of 2021 Copa America
Lionel Messi won his first trophy with Argentina after they beat Brazil in final of 2021 Copa America / MB Media/Getty Images
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Argentina icon, Lionel Messi has broken/created a number of records on the field and won numerous professional and individual honours during his career so far, including winning a record six Ballon d'Or awards.

Messi is not only breaking records on the field, but off the field too as seen by the recent picture he posted on social networking site, Instagram. The 34-year-old on Saturday broke a historical record on Instagram with his Copa America victory photo.

The striker on Saturday had posted a picture of himself with the Copa America trophy on Instagram, following Argentina's win over Brazil in the final and that photo has created records, becoming the platform's most-liked sports photo ever, topping 20 million likes.

Following the victory, Messi shared a photo of himself with the Copa America trophy with the caption: "What a beautiful madness! This is unbelievable! Thank you, God! We are the champions."

This caps what has been one of the major landmarks for the 34-year-old as the win on the night meant that he finally won his first international trophy with Argentina after coming close on numerous occasions.

Messi played a key role in Argentina's first Copa America win since 1993, winning the tournament's Best Player award, while also sharing the Golden Boot with Colombia's, Luis Diaz after both scored four goals.

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