Since arriving at Paris Saint-Germain during the last summer transfer window, Lionel Messi has won a bunch of subscribers on Instagram. So much so that he is preparing to compete with his lifelong rival, namely Cristiano Ronaldo, on social networks.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been competing for more than a decade on the various pitches in Europe. But as the two football legends come to the end of their careers, perhaps a new battle will animate them in the years to come, namely the ranking of the most followed footballer on Instagram. For the moment, this virtual trophy is in the possession of CR7, which totals 389 million subscribers on the social network where the pride of place is given to photos. A mark that Messi could well reach in the coming months, given that the Argentinian international has just exceeded the legendary bar of 300 million followers. A milestone achieved thanks to his great career at Barça, but also thanks to his arrival at PSG, which once again placed him at the center of attention around the world. In recent days, Messi has therefore become the second footballer to exceed this 300 million mark after CR7. At the same time, the Portuguese and the Argentinian are far ahead of the others, knowing that Neymar has 168 million subscribers, and that Kylian Mbappé has for example only 63.5 million followers. Suffice to say that in this area too, the new football stars still have a long way to go before picking up the basques of the duo Messi – Cristiano Ronaldo.
A new Messi duel – Cristiano Ronaldo on Instagram
It remains to be seen whether Messi will ever get back to CR7. Not so sure, given that the Manchester United player is still much more present on social networks than his rival. To do this, you just need to compare the number of publications. If Messi is satisfied with 821 publications, Cristiano has 3,219. If he is therefore less active than CR7 on Instagram, Messi still has his audience, and that is why he does not hesitate to post photos of her daily life with Antonella Roccuzzo and her children. Moreover, in the last few hours, Messi has published a new photo alongside his wife to give his news after being affected by the Covid-19.
” Hello ! As you know I had COVID and just wanted to thank you for all the messages I received and to let you know that it took longer than I thought to get better but I am almost recovered. I can’t wait to get back on the pitch. I’m training these days to get back to 100%. There are some great challenges ahead this year and I hope we can meet again very soon ”, launched Messi, who will now focus on finding his best level at PSG. History to give himself every chance to win the Champions League to end his career in style and continue to gain followers on Instagram in order to come back to Cristiano Ronaldo.