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Cristiano Ronaldo Meets His Turkish Impersonator and #1 Fan: VIDEO

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Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo met Gokmen, Akdogan, a 23-year-old man who makes a living impersonating Ronaldo, in a strange and funny moment after a match on Tuesday in Istanbul, Yahoo reports:

Akdogan (below), who also plays semi-professionally for lower-league side Seyhanspor, makes it his business to dress like Ronaldo, have his hair cut like Ronaldo... and apparently he even takes his free-kicks like Ronaldo. And the facial similarity is there for all to see.

Both men were all smiles when they met after Tuesday's match - a meeting which appears to have been engineered by Turkish TV - with Gokmen understandably delighted at meeting his idol, having previously said it would be a "dream" to shake the big man's hand.

One place where they don't measure up is height though - the Real Deal is a good three or four inches taller than his lookalike.

Watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Does he also make it a point to get his ass handed to him every chance he gets by a Leo Messi-lookalike?

    Posted by: ripper | Apr 12, 2013 9:16:11 AM


  2. They look nothing alike but I'll take both!

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 12, 2013 10:02:20 AM


  3. @David Hearne, they look little a like (lower pic), I would take them both, too, but I prefer Ronaldo.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Apr 12, 2013 10:21:00 AM


  4. Is this like an "all white people look alike" or "all black people look alike" situation? They look nothing alike to me. Face shape is wrong, nose is way wrong, eyes are wrong. The only slightly similar thing is eyebrows, haircut, and skin tone.

    Posted by: unruly | Apr 12, 2013 10:48:10 AM


  5. @unruly. It can't actually be a situation of "they all look alike" - because these two are not even the same race. Ronaldo is Spanish (western/Latin origins)which are considered "white", and the other guy is Turkish. Turks have mostly Central Asiatic genetic material which over history has become mixed with Iranian, Kurdish, and other elements.

    Posted by: Hunter | Apr 12, 2013 11:22:24 AM


  6. @unruly. It can't actually be a situation of "they all look alike" - because these two are not even the same race. Ronaldo is Spanish (western/Latin origins)which are considered "white", and the other guy is Turkish. Turks have mostly Central Asiatic genetic material which over history has become mixed with Iranian, Kurdish, and other elements.

    Posted by: Hunter | Apr 12, 2013 11:22:25 AM


  7. @Hunter,

    Most North Africans [Arabs] and certainly Persians are white Caucasian.

    Here, I throw out this link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_people

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 12, 2013 1:32:13 PM


  8. Ronaldo is not Spanish, he's Portuguese... he plays in Spain though...

    Posted by: V-8 | Apr 12, 2013 10:02:54 PM


  9. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most beautiful men on the planet.

    Posted by: andrew | Apr 13, 2013 12:35:20 AM


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