SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 7 minutes ago 0 Shares Meet ‘Ronaldog’: The Rescue Dog That Is Better At Football Than You Fri Aug 03 2018 10:22:33 GMT+0100 (BST) Fri Aug 03 2018 10:27:08 GMT+0100 (BST) Jack Kenmare Jack Kenmare in Football Powered by Ladies and gentlemen, meet Alfie, the four-year old crossbreed who has earned the nickname…
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Alfie, the four-year old crossbreed who has earned the nickname ‘Ronaldog’ for his incredible skills on a football pitch. No, seriously he can perform kick-ups with his head and everything.
As well as dribbling at speed and bouncing the ball off his body onto his head, he can also side-step a ball to confuse his opponent, according to the official DogsTrust website.
Alfie even has a list of skills he can perform, including nutmegging both humans and canines, as well as dribbling at speed, back heeling and diving headers.
Peter Simpkins, who adopted the crossbreed from DogsTrust explains how when they first noticed ‘Ronaldog’s’ ability on the ball:
“Alfie truly is our wonder dog. Not only is he a fantastic family pet, he has football skills I rarely see humans possess, never mind a dog.” he said on their official website.
“We first noticed his one-of-a-kind talent when he took a shine to my daughter’s footballs in the garden, which at the time were the same size as him. It was so funny watching this tiny dog trying to control a ball, but within a few days he had mastered the art of dribbling and controlling the ball in one-on-one tackles.”
“At two years old Alfie now has talent more commonly seen in the Champion’s League. His skills are just amazing. He’s even been known to ‘nutmeg’ me and I can never get a ball off him. He’s incredible, especially as we’ve never trained him. It’s all natural skill.”
When Alfie, who is often referred to as Pele in his local park, went viral in 2016, he attained plenty of loyal fans and received hundreds and thousands of views online.
He was eventually rehomed at 10-weeks-old to the Simpkins family. Now we need to this lad ply his trade in the Champions League.