Dogs of World Cup Stars

Dogs of World Cup Stars


While all attentions are on the World Cup recently, successful football stars live with their beloved dogs without spotlights.


Lionel Messi

Señor Hulk is the only dog in Messi’s house. It is a Dogue de Bordeaux. Señor Hulk is a gift from Messi’s girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo. It was an adorable puppy when it first met Messi.

And now…


Christiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo is a super dog lover. There are always dogs in his pictures and selfies with his son. The white little pup is Abelhinha.

This is Marosca.

It is said that whenever Portugal’s World Cup games started,  Marosca would wear a Portuguese scarf and support Ronaldo.

Mesut Özil

Özil was a patient of cynophobia. He was afraid of dogs. The only way to recover is to live with dogs. Thus, Özil met the dog which helped him overcome his fear completely, Balboa.

They have trainings together now.


Neymar’s Golden Retriever Poker is very famous online. It has 90 million fans watching it growing up every day.  

Thomas Müller

Müller and his wife Lisa are dog lovers. Lisa is a professional horse-rider. Besides a beautiful horse, there are also two big dogs, Micky and Murmel, in their house. Marcelo

He and his dog share the same hairstyle, no wonder they are family!

Harry Kane

Harry Kane has two Labrador Retrievers, one in white and one in black. They are Brady and Wilson. Brady and Wilson are the star players of New England Patriots, Kane’s favourite NFL team.

Kane likes walking his dogs during breaks.

Héctor Bellerín

Bellerín has a very lovely Weimaraner. He shares his picture with his girlfriend and his dog in his house in London.

His dog in Arsenal’s jersey

David de Gea

De Gea and his girlfriend have a Chow Chow. What a lovely family!

Sergio Ramos

Ramos has two German Shepherds and a Jack Russell Terrier, not to mention the three dogs which his girlfriend, Pilar Rubio, owns.

Mats Hummels

Hummels’ Labrador Coco is the loved one of its owner.

They even wear the same clothes. Alexis Sánchez

Alexis Sánchez treats his two Golden Retrievers, Atom and Humber, as his angels. He always shares his life with his two dogs on Instagram. “These two Golden Retrievers are very special to me. They can always make me positive after every games,” he said.

James Rodríguez

There are three dogs, one Golden Retriever, one Cocker and one French Bulldog in James’ house. He always calls them “my friends”.

Manuel Neuer

Neuer adopts an adorable mixed-breed dog Momo. His happiest thing every day is to walk the dog.

The first thing after Neuer recovered was to bring Momo to the riverside. He even brought a cosy cushion, just in case Momo did not feel comfortable on the floor.

Toni Kroos

Kroos is a crazy dog lover among football players. His two dogs are called Julius and Lennox.

The best moment every day is to walk the dogs.

Playing video games with his dogs

Having a bath with his dogs

He even raises his son as a dog lover too.

Now we understand why their teams were knocked out. They were eager to see their dogs at home!