10 of the Best Footballers & Their Dogs to Help You Forget About All of These Suspensions

?Are you Liverpool fan who’s worrying about whether you’ll be awarded the title? Looking at pictures of dogs will make it better. 

Are you a season ticket holder desperately missing their weekend fix of football? Looking at pictures of dogs will make it better. 

Are you a human being with a large, medium or small-sized problem? Guess what? Looking at pictures of dogs will make it better. 

With that in mind, here are 10 of the best dogs owned by footballers we could find. That’s it. That’s the article. Isn’t it bloody brilliant? 

Alexis Sanchez

There’s nowhere else we can start ?than with the only true doggy a-listers, Atom and Humber ?Sanchez. 

The labradors even have their very own ?Instagram account and they were also featured on a banner proudly displayed at the Emirates Stadium during the Chilean’s time at ?Arsenal. 

Atom and Humber seem to be loving life in Italy as well… though not quite as much as their owner, judging by the above picture.


Variety is the spice of life and this very much applies to Isco’s gaggle of doggos. All four of his pets vary in shape, size and colour. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that they’re all extremely lovable. 

?Isco got himself into some canine-related hot water a few month prior to joining Real Madrid in 2013. The playmaker revealed in an interview the one of his dogs was named after Lionel Messi. 

His reasoning? 

“I named my dog ‘Messi’ because Messi is the best in the world, and so is my dog,” he said,via ?Goal.

Bet ?Cristiano Ronaldo took that one well…

Andre Gomes

It’s tough work being a dog, just look how hard Andre Gomes’ pooch is working here. Luckily, his owner gives him plenty of time to recharge his batteries after a long working week.??

If you’re into devilishly good looking playmaker’s lounging around the house with their dogs, Gomes’ Instagram will be right up your street.

Willy Caballero

??We did not have Willy Caballero down as a pug man… and yet here he is, offering one a sip of what we can only assume is a sex on the beach cocktail. 

The Argentine’s massive hands means he could probably fit two pugs into each palm. Maybe it’s time to expand the family, Willy. 

Ricardo Quaresma

??Ricardo Quaresma has a dog called Urus, named after a type of Lamborghini. Because well, of course he does. 

The pup looks a bit bemused by his new owner in this particular snap, probably because he named him after a flipping sports car.

Sergi Roberto

??Sergi Roberto and his pooch, looking like they’re about to drop the hottest mixtape of 2020. 

In truth, Roberto’s dog looks out of place in the urban landscape. It looks like a classy canine, better suited to a life of luxury and preening than sitting on the gritty streets of Barcelona. 

??Daniel James?

I swear you’ll never see anything like this ever again. So watch it… drink it in…

We are of course referring to the ?video of Daniel James receiving a puppy for his birthday. So overwhelmed with joy, the Welshman almost bursts into tears. It’s must-watch content. 

Kenedy ?

?A bit like his owner, there’s a scruffy charm about Kenedy’s dog. A glint in his eye of a real hell raiser ready cause some chaos. 

The pooch is a bit of a traveller too, due to the string on loan moves that the Brazilian has undertaken in recent years. The terrier has taken in spells living in Watford, Newcastle and now, Getafe – leaving a trail of destruction in its wake on each occasion. 

Daley Blind?

??Not only did ?Manchester United lose a versatile and experienced player when Daley Blind left the club in 2018, they also waved goodbye to one of the best dogs in the game. 

The husky is often seen grinning on the Dutchman’s Instagram, clearly loving life on the green streets of Amsterdam. 

Lionel Messi



There’s not better way to close out the top ten than by re-visiting this old classic of Lionel Messi mugging off his own pooch in the back garden. ??

We hope that Hulk – appropriately named we’re sure you’ll agree – got a belly rub after this humiliation. 


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