Footballers and actors: the resemblance is uncanny

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Argentine Angel Di Maria and Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire
Argentine Angel Di Maria and Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire (Photo from Tumblr)

So this explains why footballers are known to be such good actors on the pitch. Ok maybe not, but you get the idea.

1. Xavi and Mr How-I-Met-Your-Mother

Spain legend Xavi and Josh Radnor
Spain legend Xavi and Josh Radnor (Photo from Tumblr)

2. Fernando Torres and Bruno

Spain's Fernando Torres (L) and Sacha Baron Cohen
Spain’s Fernando Torres (L) and Sacha Baron Cohen (Photo from Tumblr)

3. Daniele De Rossi and Robert De Niro

Roma legend Daniele De Rossi and Robert De Niro
Roma legend Daniele De Rossi and Robert De Niro (Photo from Tumblr)

4. Angel di Maria and Dev Patel

Argentine Angel Di Maria (L) and Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire
Argentine Angel Di Maria (L) and Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire (Photo from Tumblr)

5. Andrea Pirlo and Chuck Norris

Italian wizard Andrea Pirlo (L) and Chuck Norris
Italian wizard Andrea Pirlo (L) and Chuck Norris (Photo from Tumblr)

6. Dimitar Berbatov and Andy Garcia

Bulgarian footballer Dimitar Berbatov (R) and Andy Garcia
Bulgarian footballer Dimitar Berbatov (R) and Andy Garcia

7. Gareth Barry and Richard Gere

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry (L) and Richard Gere
Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry (L) and Richard Gere (Photo from Tumblr)

8. Aaron Ramsey and that Divergent dude

Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (L) and Theo James of "Divergent" fame
Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (L) and Theo James of “Divergent” fame (Photo from Tumblr)

9. Brian McBride and Frankenstein/Harvey Dent

Ex-USA international Brian McBride (L) and Aaron Eckhart
Ex-USA international Brian McBride (L) and Aaron Eckhart (Photo from Tumblr)

10. Gianluigi Buffon and William Fichtner

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon and William Fichtner
Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon and William Fichtner (Photo from Tumblr)

11. Leighton Baines and that Stark boy with freaky eyes from Game of Thrones

Everton's Leighton Baines and Isaac Hempstead Wright, or better known as Brandon Stark in Game of Thrones
Everton’s Leighton Baines and Isaac Hempstead Wright, or better known as Brandon Stark in Game of Thrones (Photo from Tumblr)

Bonus: Ronaldinho and Jar Jar Binks

Who can ignore this uncanny resemblance between Ronaldinho (R) and Jar Jar Binks?
Who can ignore this uncanny resemblance between Ronaldinho (R) and Jar Jar Binks?

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