Aston Villa Players and Their Celebrity Lookalikes
As football fans, we've all dreamed of playing for our team or have wished we were more like a specific player; wondering what it would be like to live a day in their shoes.
Everyone has a doppelganger, some more fortunate than others. Let's face it, we'd all prefer to look like David Beckham than Luke Chadwick, but we can't help who we look like.
And the same goes for Aston Villa players. So with that in mind we'll take a look at six Villa players and their lookalikes.
Jed Steer & Eddie Kaye Thomas
Jed Steer signed for Villa in the summer. The 21-year-old keeper joined the Birmingham club from Norwich where he had played under Villa boss Paul Lambert.
With Brad Guzan firmly established as Villa's No. 1, it could be a few years until he breaks into the Villa side. League and FA Cup clashes may be Steer's only chance of recognition, but his face will always be recognised for one reason—his uncanny resemblance to Eddie Kaye Thomas.
Thomas first found fame playing Paul Finch in the blockbuster franchise American Pie but has since appeared in the hugely popular Harold & Kumar series as well as HBO's How to Make It in America.
Jores Okore & Rawle D. Lewis
Jores Okore's Villa career has not gotten off to the best of starts. The young Danish centre-half began to build a solid partnership with captain Ron Vlaar after replacing the injured Nathan Baker at the start of the season.
Pacy, tenacious and not afraid to put his body on the line, Okore looked set to become a fan-favourite but suffered a season-ending injury in Villa's defeat to Newcastle at Villa Park in September. The 21-year-old has been ruled out for nine months so will have a lot of spare time on his hands. Perhaps he'll watch his celebrity lookalike Rawle D. Lewis in Cool Runnings.
Lewis played Junior Bevil in the 1993 Walt Disney smash-hit. Cool Runnings was, without doubt, the highlight of the actor's career, though he did star alongside Kevin Spacey in K-Pax.
"Rawle Dee" is now a comedian, performing on small circuits in the USA.
Ciaran Clark & Tim Henman
Ciaran Clark is one of Aston Villa's longest-serving players. He joined the club's youth system in 2000 and has since become a regular in Paul Lambert's side.
Solid and dependable, Clark will always give 100% without ever setting the world alight. Just like his lookalike Tim Henman.
Let's just hope Clark is able to win a few more trophies throughout his career...
“Come on, Ciaran!!”
Nathan Baker & Duncan James (from Blue)
It's a well-known fact many rock stars want to be sportsmen or sportswomen—just take Noel and Liam Gallagher for example—and vice versa.
I doubt, however, that Nathan Baker would want to trade lives with his lookalike, Duncan James.
Blue were a huge success in the early part of the 2000s, achieving three consecutive number-one albums. The group disbanded in 2005 and, despite a recent attempt at getting back together, James has subsequently been declared bankrupt.
Antonio 'Tony Moon' Luna joined Villa from Sevilla in the summer and has since started every Premier League game. The Spanish left-back has been a hit, for the most part, during his short time at the club.
The bearded and tattooed 22-year-old certainly stands out from the crowd, as does his lookalike Janko Tipsarevic.
Serbia's World no. 23 tennis player, like Luna does make a statement in what he does and what he wears. Tipsarevic is never cleanly shaven and can often be seen wearing a bandanna—despite having short hair—as well as glasses on the court. He, too, is heavily tattooed.
Daniel Johnson is another young, promising talent in the Villa ranks. The Jamaican-born midfielder played for Crystal Palace as a schoolboy before being picked up by Villa in 2009.
With his immense talent immediately recognised, academy coach Tony McAndrew handed Johnson the captain's armband—something that spurred the 20-year-old onto bigger and better things.
Johnson has since featured in Villa's first XI and is certain to become popular amongst Villa fans—of which Johnson's lookalike is.
The Villa midfielder bears a striking resemblance to poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Born and raised in the Handsworth district of Birmingham—referred to as the Jamaican capital of Europe by Zephaniah—the 55-year-old is a keen Villa fan and is a patron of an Aston Villa supporters' club.
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