On Tuesday, Messi's post, titled "CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!," got over 60 million likes on the social media platform since it was posted on Sunday and beat an egg photo.
A photo of an egg has garnered more than 56.5 million likes since it was posted in early 2019 by user world_record_egg. It is now the previous record holder.
In the photo, Messi raises the World Cup trophy and celebrates Argentina's victory over the 2018 champions, France.
The post previously received the most likes of any image posted by an athlete on Instagram, beating Cristiano Ronaldo's post in November in which Portugal forward and Messi were playing chess, which tallied about 42 million likes on Instagram.
Ronaldo, also featured in Qatar 2022, posted it on November 19, a day before the 2022 World Cup started.
Messi has 403 million followers on Instagram.
On Sunday, Messi-led Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties to win the World Cup.
Source: Anadolu Agency