Football Legend Lionel Messi Has 40 Million Instagram Followers

On Instagram, Messi mainly posts family pictures, of his wife Antonella and his two children.

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Lionel Messi, the Instagram star. (Photo: Reuters)

Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi now has 40 million followers on Instagram.

We’ve reached 40 million fans here on Instagram. Thanks everyone!
Lionel Messi

On Instagram, Messi mainly posts family pictures, of his wife Antonella and his two children. He shies away from showing off his lifestyle.

Esperando a Papa Noel con mi familia🎅🏻 !!! Con mis superhéroes 😍 @antoroccuzzo88

A photo posted by Leo Messi (@leomessi) on

On Facebook, the Barcelona star already has 84 million followers.

One of his most recent Instagram posts was made a couple of weeks ago to announce the launch of his new website, Messi.com.

However, Messi is still far from being the most followed Instagrammer. Singer Selena Gomez is followed by a whopping 71.8 million.

Meanshile, Messi’s rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, also beats him with 52.6 million Instagram followers, while teammate Neymar has 45.7 million.

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