12 Footballers and the TV Characters They Most Closely Represent

Ryan BaileyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 15, 2014

12 Footballers and the TV Characters They Most Closely Represent

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    Readers of a certain age may not instantly recognise that the man lucky enough to find Cristiano Ronaldo's head imposed on his body in the picture above is The Fonz. The star of Happy Days, you see, is a lot like the Real Madrid superstar.

    Find out why—and take a look at a selection of other footballers who are similar to famous TV characters—in this lighthearted slideshow.

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Happy Days' The Fonz

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    Ronaldo might have been Eddie Munster for his slick-backed hair phase, but we're going with The Fonz. Eyyyyy!

    Like Fonzie, the Portuguese star is a hit with the ladies, he looks great in leather and he is the man that everyone else wants to be. 

Daniel Agger Is Prison Break's Michael Scofield

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    Somewhere in the myriad of Daniel Agger's tattoo collection, there are definitely detailed maps to escape the big house, just like Prison Break's Michael Scofield. 

Emmanuel Adebayor Is 24's Jack Bauer

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    Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is undoubtedly America's first and last line of defence against terrorism, Jack Bauer from 24.

    He's unstoppably brilliant for one day, then he disappears for a year.  

Sandro Is Seinfeld's Kramer

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    Seinfeld is a hugely popular sitcom which is famously about "nothing," while Tottenham Hotspur are a popular and famous club who ultimately tend to achieve nothing.

    Brazilian midfielder Sandro is as mad as a box of frogs—if he had taller hair he would be just like Jerry's insane neighbour Kramer. 

Xabi Alonso Is Arrested Development's Michael Bluth

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    Stand Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso next to actor Jason Bateman and you will be hard pushed to tell them apart

    Both Michael Bluth and the Spanish midfielder place family above work (as proven when Alonso angered Rafa Benitez by skipping a Champions League game to see his son being born), and they both work for organisations that are always striving to recreate the glories of the past while steering around controversy. 

Luis Suarez Is True Blood's Bill Compton

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    Bill Compton is a 173-year-old vampire in True Blood who has a tendency to bite people and draw blood when he loses control of himself.

    We'll leave it to you to draw up the dots and figure out why he is like Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

Gabby Agbonlahor Is How I Met Your Mother's Barney Stinson

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    We have no idea how Aston Villa's Gabby Agbonlahor looks in a suit, but he was once alleged to have impregnated three different girls simultaneously. That sounds exactly like something Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother would do. 

David Luiz Is The Simpson's Sideshow Bob

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    Much like David Luiz, Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons is a talented defensive midfielder who constantly sticks his tongue out to show how much he is enjoying his charmed life.

    Actually, that's not true. It's just that they both have massive hair. 

Jermain Defoe Is Benton Fraser from Due South

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    Mountie Benton Fraser is the irrepressible bastion of virtue and justice from Due South. Bennie found himself lost and anonymous when he moved to the U.S. to assist the Chicago police department.

    In one sense, he is a lot like Jermain Defoe: Outside of Canada, no one really cares about him.   

Gary Neville Is Everybody Loves Raymond's Raymond Barone

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    Former Manchester United defender and current Sky Sports savant Gary Neville is a lot like the protagonist of Everybody Loves Raymond

    He's often embarrassed by his brother and his dad. 

     

Dimitar Berbatov Is Mad Men's Don Draper

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    Dimitar Berbatov is the football equivalent of Mad Men's Don Draper. 

    Both are inexplicably good at what they do, both look effortlessly cool with a cigarette hanging from their mouths and both are uncontainable ladykillers. 

James Miner Is Turtle from Entourage

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    Warning: Video contains NSFW language

    Manchester City's James Milner is a lot like Turtle from Entourage. He's constantly surrounded by superstars and no one really seems to mind that he doesn't bring an awful lot to the table. 

     

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