They say there is a person out there somewhere that is your exact likeness- your doppelgänger. The Bundesliga too is rife with players, trainers and presidents who bear an uncanny resemblance to another famous person. Take a look at these pairs separated at birth for a bit of light-hearted merriment.
First up Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus.
The darling of the Signal-Iduna Park, with his perfectly coiffured hair, could easily be mistaken for Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson.
Over at the Allianz Arena Bayern defender Dante could stand in for rocker Lenny Kravitz, but could the American singer line-up in Pep Guardiola’s back four?
You would think it would be impossible for anyone to look more like Ryan Gosling than Ryan Gosling himself, but Hamburg midfielder Lewis Holtby proves that not to be the case.
Will the real Ryan Gosling please step up?
The hat, the beard, the swag, Snoop Dogg has it all, but so too come to think of it does his Doppelgänger from Hertha Berlin Salomon Kalou.
What’s my name?
Unless, you were a German child of the 1960s and 1970s you probably didn’t watch the puppet series Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver.
The aforementioned Jim Knopf of the title could easily be current Bayern Munich star David Alaba in duplicate. A reverse Doppelgänger?
I’m not sure if his partner in crime Beavis has a Doppelgänger, but Butthead could easily look in the mirror and see the reflection of legendary Bundesliga trainer Juup Heynckes staring back at him.
However, Mr. Heynckes certainly wasn’t a butthead when winning the treble during his final season at Bayern.
Speaking of top coaches, if you flick back through your old Panini sticker albums, you’ll find current Nationalelf trainer Jogi Löw obviously hasn’t changed his barber since the early 1980s:
Neither so it seems has South Park favourite Randy Marsh.
Although not playing in the Bundesliga now, but always a German favourite, Lukas Podolski may have been an astronaut (okay, cosmonaut) by the name of Yuri Gagarin in a previous life.
Who knew? Prinz Poldi, space pioneer.
Here’s another one from kids TV from yesteryear. Dangermouse was always a favourite of mine in the UK back in the day. The hero’s trusty side-kick, Penfold (a mole), is shockingly the spitting image of Felix Magath:
The TV series is making a return, and, so too, could Magath if the 1860 Munich rumours are true.
Completing our latest round of ten is none other than HSV keeper Rene Adler, or is it star of the Wedding Crashers, Owen Wilson?
If they were separated at birth someone needs to contact Frau Adler and reunite her with her son Rene’s long-lost twin.
Do you have a Bundesliga Doppelgänger in mind? If so, tell us below!
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