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World Football's Funniest Lookalikes Right Now

Max TowleAnalyst IJanuary 20, 2017

World Football's Funniest Lookalikes Right Now

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    It's not often one gets to compare Luis Suarez with Basil Brush, but in this case, the connection is entirely justified.

    What possible scenario could prompt the analogy, you ask?

    This: a first XI of the funniest of world footballing lookalikes lurking somewhere on the Internet, right now.

    Spot the difference!

Arsene Wenger/The Very Old Fish

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    One is Arsene Wenger—the long-standing manager of the Arsenal Football Club—the other is the Very Old Fish from the children's television programme, "Wizadora."

    But which is which? I'll let you decide.

    (For the record, I think it's the spectacles that make this one, not the bulbous, bloated face!).

David De Gea/an Alpaca

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    In goal, we have Manchester United's David de Gea—the lanky Spaniard with nicely developing facial hair.

    His doppelganger is an alpaca, a South American animal that somewhat resembles a llama.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the alpaca deals with corners better than de Gea, though.

Sergio Ramos/ALF

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    We all know ALF—the lazy, dimwitted extra-terrestrial with an appetite impossible to satisfy.

    Sergio Ramos just happens to be a regular fixture in the Real Madrid and Spanish back line—the incumbent La Liga and FIFA World Cup champions respectively.

    Another one that makes little sense at first glance, but will eventually make you say: "Oh yeah—I see it now!"

Carlos Puyol and Gerard Pique/An Armenian Monument

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    The rocks in the heart of the Barcelona defense, the inclusion of best friends Carlos Puyol and Gerard Pique helps form an all-Spanish defence.

    This one is my absolute favourite—it almost seems like the good Armenian people erected this structure to intentionally honour their love for the Barcelona Football Club.

    I'm not quite sure who saw the picture of the two players and thought: "that reminds me of a certain Armenian monument," but whoever it was, deserves a medal for hilarity. 

Joe Allen/Billy Elliott

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    Baby-faced Joe Allen is a dead-ringer for twinkle-toes Billy Elliott—ironically one of only three human-human lookalikes in the XI.

    The holding midfielder in the lineup, Allen displays a nimble fleet of foot not too dissimilar to the protagonist of the aptly named film "Billy Elliott."

Mesut Ozil/Gollum

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    I feel a little bad for including this comparison—even more so than for suggesting that Arsene Wenger resembles the Very Old Fish.

    Saying any human being, Mesut Ozil or otherwise, looks like Gollum from "Lord of the Rings," is perhaps a step too far.

    Oh, who am I kidding, this is just as hilarious as the others!

Ronaldinho/Jar Jar Binks

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    An oldie but a goody. Ronaldinho's remarkable resemblance to the Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks is so canny, one can hardly tell the difference between the two.

    The Brazilian superstar may even be able to claim image infringement on the movie franchise's creator George Lucas, if he is ever in need of a quick buck.

    But it's nice to know you were the inspiration for cinema's most legendary character...or not.


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    Perhaps the only lookalike that the player can be proud of, Gervinho's twin, the Predator, has a ruthless killer instinct.

    The Ivorian forward on the other hand, doesn't.

    If the Predator was real, I'm absolutely certain he would hunt me down for comparing him to the misfiring Gervinho.

Luis Suarez/Basil Brush

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    One is a beloved fictional character from British daytime television, the other is one of the most hated figures in the game for his controversial antics.

    But looking at the two of them, it's hard not to find their respective beaming smiles quite adorable.

    If only Luis Suarez could channel his inner Basil Brush on the pitch, the constant stream of criticism might come to an end.

Carlos Tevez/Ugly Betty

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    When you're compared to someone with the word "ugly" in their name, it can hardly be considered a compliment.

    But the marked similarities between Carlos Tevez and Ugly Betty are in truth, quite remarkable.

    Perhaps it was a Manchester United fan who put this one together.

Fernando Torres/Bruno

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    In attack for this all-star team is Spaniard Fernando Torres, Chelsea's well-maintained striker.

    Torres' lookalike is the flamboyant Bruno, the camp character perhaps played a little too convincingly by British comic Sacha Baron Cohen.

    Impossible to tell who takes longer to do their hair in the morning.


    Were there any obvious footballing lookalikes who were overlooked for this XI?

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