Lionel Messi celebrates 10 million Instagram followers milestone

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Lionel Messi has celebrated becoming only the third footballer to reach 10 million Instagram followers by posing for a picture wearing a special commemorative jacket. 

The three-time Ballon d'Or winner took the snap on Monday night with the message '10m muchas gracias a todos/thank you very much to all'.

Despite amassing an impressive number of followers, he still trails behind Cristiano Ronaldo (12.2 million) and Barcelona team-mate Neymar who has the highest total of any footballer with 15.2 million. 

Neymar is incidentally the second most followed male on the social media site. Justin Bieber has over seven million more followers than the Brazilian striker however. 

The striker was relaxing at home following Barcelona's 5-2 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night, where Messi scored one and created two of the goals.

Earlier on Monday he posted another Instagram picture with his girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo. 

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