Messi draws 40 million followers on Instagram

By: GizBot Bureau

Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi now has 40 million followers on the Instagram photo-sharing social network.

"We've reached 40 million fans here on Instagram. Thanks everyone!" wrote the Argentine national team on his account, leomessi, on Thursday.

Messi draws 40 million followers on Instagram

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

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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.

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However, Messi is still far from being the most followed Instagrammer since singer Selena Gomez is followed by 71.8 million.

El nuevo auto que dicen que compre 😜// My new car😂😂

A photo posted by Leo Messi (@leomessi) on

Messi's rival, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, also beats him with 52.6 million followers while teammate Neymar has 45.7 million.

Bienvenidos a www.messi.com// Welcome to www.messi.com

A photo posted by Leo Messi (@leomessi) on

Feliz cumple mami !!! 🎈🎉🎈🎉 Te amo ❤️

A photo posted by Leo Messi (@leomessi) on

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