Pets provide more than just company; they often become unofficial team members. Athletes have long been known to be fiercely competitive, always looking for an edge. With a little motivation from their furry (or not furry) sidekicks, we watch these champions accomplish amazing feats.
Marshawn Lynch is an American former football player nicknamed “Beast Mode”. He has played for the Seattle Seahawks for most of his career. After becoming UC Berkley’s first-team All-American honors and became the school’s second all-time career rusher, he was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft pick.
Thibaut Courtois is a Belgian professional football player. He plays goalkeeper for La Liga club Real Madrid and the Belgium national team. In 2011, he became the youngest goalkeeper to represent Belgium and appeared at the FIFA World Cup in 2014, 2018 and 2022.
Pablo Martín Páez Gavira, known by his nickname Gavi, is a Spanish professional football player for La Liga club Barcelona and the Spain national team. He plays as a central midfielder. He signed his first professional contract in 2020 with the Catalan club and made his debut for Barcelona B in February 2021.
Paulo Dybala, also known as “La Joya” (“The Jewel”), is an Argentine professional football player who knows for Serie A club Roma and the Argentina national team. He started playing for Palermo in 2012 at age 18 where he won a Serie B title. After winning five league titles, Paulo was voted Serie A Most Valuable Player and included in the Serie A Team of the Year four times.
Almoez Ali is a professional footballer who plays for the Qatar national team. He is the captain of the Qatar Stars League side Al-Duhail. The team won the 2019 AFC Asian Cup and Almoez Ali holds the record for most goals scored at an Asian Cup for scoring nine goals.
Morgan Duane Fox is an American professional football player born on September 12, 1994. He currently plays in the NFL as defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers. He previously played for the Carolina Panthers and the Los Angeles Rams.
Harry Kane MBE is an English professional footballer. He plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the England national team. Harry Kane is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world as England’s second-highest all-time top goalscorer and the third-highest Premier League all-time top goalscorer.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known as MJ, Air Jordan, and His Airness, is a legendary basketball player and ok baseball player. During his 15 seasons with the NBA, he won six championships with the Chicago Bulls. He’s won countless awards during his NBA career and is one of the most recognized basketball players of all time.
Seth Curry is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and currently ranks third in NBA history in career three-point field goal percentage. He plays for the Brooklyn Nets as of 2022. He is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry and the younger brother of NBA player Stephen Curry.
Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer that plays for La Liga club Barcelona. He is a striker that also captains the Poland national team. Considered one of the best strikers of all time, Robert has won the Bundesliga Top Scorer Award in seven seasons and he finished second in the 2021 Ballon d’Or, just 33 points behind the winner Lionel Messi.