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Thanks to social media and to mobile phones, fans are able to feel much closer than they could ever be to their favorite stars. Some football players are very discrete and value their privacy while others are real social butterflies. They manage their multiple social media accounts, make posts, like, share pics and take selfies just like you. Lionel Messi is no stranger on Instagram. He might not be the most followed player on the app however, he managed to post the majority of the most liked pics taken by athlete this year. Is he photogenic or just an interesting character to follow? You be the judge.

10. “May God bless us and protect us” – 1.2 million likes

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Neymar made this post during a disappointing Copa America performance from the Brazilian national team.

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9. Messi and his son Thiago – 1.6 million likes

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Do you think they look alike?

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8. Birthday selfie – 1.6 million likes

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The Messi’s are celebrating Thiago Messi’s birthday.

7. “Breakfast with her” – 1.7 million likes

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On a date with the Champions League trophy.

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6. Another Messi birthday – 1.7 million likes

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Here’s Messi having a piece of cake on his birthday that coincided with the Copa America.

5. Family time – 1.8 million likes

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Don’t they all look alike?

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4. Champs! – 1.9 million likes

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Messi with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and his son Thiago after the FC Barcelona won the Liga title. Look how cute Thiago looks.

3. Number 4 – 1.9 million likes

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Messi celebrating his fourth Champions League title.

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2. “Like dad like son” – 2 million likes

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On his way to becoming a great athlete.

1. Two Messis and a trophy – 2.1 million likes

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For some reason, Messi fans love this one. Maybe they see a future Messi in the making.

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