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300 Million – Messi Hits Massive IG Follower Mark

As one of the most successful players in today’s game, Lionel Messi is also one of the most popular figures around the world and recently celebrated a huge social media milestone. Check it out!

To see images of Messi’s achievement, scroll through the gallery above

What’s the story?

When it comes to popular or recognised footballers in the modern game, Messi is up there with the best of the lot. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has stamped his name in the book of all-time greats of the beautiful game and along with it, comes the fame and popularity.

The Paris Saint Germain attacker took to his Instagram account recently where revealed the milestone of reaching 300 million followers on the photo & video sharing app.

IG Influencer

At the moment, Messi is the third most followed person on IG, with Kylie Jenner and so-called rival, Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of him on the followers list. Both Messi and Ronaldo’s huge fan base on Instagram is testament to their influence around the world.

The Argentine took to his IG handle and posted a series of images as he thanked his fans for their support and captioned his post by saying, “We are 300 million!!! Forever grateful for all your support, hug!!”.

Below Par Messi

That being said, Messi’s first season at Paris Saint Germain has not gone the way he perhaps planned by his lofty standards. While he had battles with injury in the 21/22 campaign, Messi managed to make just 17 appearances, scoring six goals and creating six assists along the way.

To see images of Messi’s achievement, scroll through the gallery above

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