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Dogue de Bordeaux

Dog: Mastiff | Adopted Feb 2016

Giant Barcelona football superstar, Lionel Messi, just happened to end up with a giant sized companion. Given to Messi as a gift from his partner, Antonella Roccuzzo, in February 2016, his mastiff grew to massive proportions in a few short months. At the time of the massive growth spurt, Messi also happened to be out for 4 months or longer due to an injury. While many Barcelona fans may be upset, I’m sure his new companion is very happy to have him around the house.

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Lionel Messi Pets


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Lionel Messi, also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer (AKA soccer). Messi has established records for goals scored during games and has also won awards for his athletic prowess.

Lionel Messi’s dog is a big boy. Hulk weighs in at around 100lbs from tip to tail, while Messi is 148lbs. The two are nearly twins, as you can see. Although, Hulk is only 5 years old to Messi’s 34 years as of 2021. The two can be found in Messi’s backyard having a kick-about from time-to-time. Though you may see Lionel Messi playing football (AKA soccer) with other adorable animals — like these baby goats — Hulk is the Messi’s one-and-only family pet.

What kind of dog does Lionel Messi have?

Hulk, also known as Señor Hulk, is a Dogue de Bordeaux. A Dogue de Bordeaux is an intensely powerful mastiff. They’re known for being loyal, affectionate, and courageous. Originally hailing from France, mastiff’s date back to as long ago as the 14th century. They were found often in southern France in the region around Bordeaux.

Lionel Messi History

Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi, born June 24, 1987, is an Argentine professional football player playing for the Spanish FC Barcelona and Argentina national team. At the age of 13, he was relocated to Spain due to growth hormone deficiencies. Despite having medical issues at an early age, Messi managed to overcome the odds and made his competitive debut at the age of 17. Messi is now an all-time leading goalscorer for Argentina, won the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, finishing the tournament with both the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe, and an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Messi is one of the three man strike team with Luis Suárez and Neymar, dubbed “MSN”.