Football doppelgangers: 10 famous faces who look like each other, including Theo Walcott and Lewis Hamilton
Ted Lasso new recruit Zava is reportedly based on Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic
It is commonly believed that everyone in the world has a doppelganger somewhere in the world.
Here we have compiled a selection of some of the best football lookalikes that will make you feel like you are seeing double.
Jose Mourinho and Penn Badgley
Jose Mourinho is one of the most successful managers of the modern era and he has lifted domestic titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain over the course of a distinguished career in club management. In his early years he worked as an assistant to Bobby Robson at Barcelona and he shares a striking resemblance with award winning actor Penn Badgley who is best known for his role as Joe Goldberg in You.
Theo Walcott and Lewis Hamilton
Theo Walcott burst onto the scene as a teenager in 2006 and was tipped to be a star due to his blistering pace. Throughout his career he has been compared to Lewis Hamilton who is also renowned for being one of the fastest F1 racers. The two have even had similar haircuts throughout their career and Hamilton is also a fan of Walcott’s former club Arsenal.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Zava (Ted Lasso)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation and he has proved himself in a number of countries around the world including England, Italy, Spain, France and USA. The Swede has been a hugely influential figure throughout his career and Ted Lasso new recruit Maximillian Osinski has reportedly based his character Zava on the AC Milan forward.
Brad Friedel and Bruce Willis
Brad Friedel was an ever-present for the likes of Tottenham, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers during a hugely successful Premier League career. He is compared to award winning actor Bruce Willis who is best known for his role in Die Hard and Armageddon.
Fernando Torres and Sacha Baron Cohen
Fernando Torres was a goal machine for Liverpool during the 2007/08 campaign but his haircut at the time shares a striking resemblance to Sacha Baron Cohen’s character in the film Bruno.
Dimitar Berbatov and Andy Garcia
Dimitar Berbatov was amongst the top strikers in the Premier League during his peak years. The Bulgarian’s haircut makes him a doppelganger of Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia.
Luka Modric and David Guetta
Luka Modric is viewed as one of the best midfielders of his generation and he famously won the Ballon d’Or in 2018 to end an 11-year run of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominance. He has been compared to French DJ David Guetta who is best known for songs such as When Love Takes Over and Titanium.
Diego Milito and Sylvester Stallone
Diego Milito was part of Jose Mourinho’s Champions League team at Inter Milan and the Argentine striker has a similar haircut to a young Sylvester Stallone during his time on the Rocky films.
Neymar and Zayn Malik
Neymar burst onto the scene as a teenager in Brazil and established himself as a household name both at club and international level with Barcelona, PSG and the Brazilian national team. He shares a resemblance with fellow teenage sensation Zayn Malik who rose to fame with One Direction in 2010.
Xavi and Josh Radnor
Barcelona manager Xavi was one of the most talented midfielders of his generation and he enjoyed huge success with the Catalan giants and the Spanish national team. During his younger years as a player he shared a resemblance with How I Met Your Mother actor Josh Radnor.