701 cats and dogs in Catalonia named after Lionel Messi | inside World Soccer

Even though there is constant debate about who is better, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, for cat and dog owners in Spain's Catalonia region, the answer is very clear.

According to figures released by Catalonia's veterinary association, 701 cats and dogs in the region were named after Barcelona forward Messi, while only 10 pets were named after Real Madrid ace Ronaldo.

Among other notable pet names to stand out in the analysis was Colombian singer Shakira, while the most popular famous name of all was Leitizia, after the wife of Spain's Crown Prince Felipe.

Moreover, the analysis revealed that there were also 102 Napoleons, 48 Obamas, and 17 Rajoys.


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