Found April 10, 2013 on NESN.com:
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Cristiano Ronaldo is probably blushing right now. Before boarding the Real Madrid team bus following its aggregate victory over Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, Ronaldo encountered a familiar face waiting to meet him. That face belonged to Gökmen Akdoğan, a 23-year-old Turkish semi-professional soccer player, who supplements his income by impersonating Ronaldo whenever possible. The Ronaldo lookalike signs autographs, poses for pictures with fans, and even has his very own Facebook fan page. Akdoğan’s glimmering smile and painstakingly tweezed eyebrows look just like those of the Portuguese striker, but he doesn’t stop there. Akdoğan and Ronaldo also share the same chic hairstyle, the same jersey number, and even the same free-kick technique. The fellow doppelgangers finally had a chance to meet face-to-face Tuesday, posing for pictures and sharing more than a couple heartfelt embraces. After burying his ins...
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