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Lionel Messi hits 300m followers on Instagram but still far behind Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi has produced some staggering numbers throughout his career, but the Paris Saint Germain forward hit a big one this week when he passed the mark of 300 million followers on Instagram.

The Argentina captain has won a record seven Ballon d’or awards, scored more goals in Laliga than anyone else while at Barcelona (474) and has hit the net of a total of 758 times in senior matches for club and country.


Messi celebrated hitting the milestone on Wednesday with a “Thank You” message featuring a collage of some of the 800-plus posts he’s made on Instagram. Messi also has 105 followers on Facebook and almost 7m on Chinese network Weibo, while he has so far resisted opening an official Twitter account (which is probably for the best).

But still, despite going through this journey he is miles behind Cristiano Ronaldo who has 395 million followers.