📷 Louis Vuitton
Cristiano Ronaldo is officially the first person to reach 500 million followers on Instagram.
Ronaldo achieved the milestone after sharing a photograph, which features him and Messi playing chess on a Louis Vuitton briefcase. Unsurprisingly, the 2nd most followed account is Lionel Messi’s with 376 million followers.
This makes Ronaldo one of the most influential people in the world. The picture in itself is a legendary one as it brings together two of the best players of our generation.
Victory is a State of Mind. @Cristiano and @LeoMessi captured by @AnnieLeibovitz for @LouisVuitton. In addition to a long tradition of crafting trunks for the world’s most coveted sporting trophies, the Maison celebrates two of the most talented football players today. – Louis Vuitton
Despite fans feuds over who is the ‘GOAT’ between them, there is mutual respect between them. The picture quickly went viral and may well go down as one of the most liked posts in the history of Instagram after racking up more than 10 million likes across both posts in just over 30 minutes and has eventually become the 2nd most liked post on Instagram.
Ronaldo described Messi in his explosive interview with Piers Morgan as an amazing player who is magic and at the top. A person with whom they’ve shared the stage for 16 years.
This comes just before we watch the two in their ‘last dance in the world cup.’