– Biwar Abdullah has attracted serious attention on social media owing to his resemblance with Ronaldo
– The 25-year-old is a native of Iraq and he is currently living in Derby in the United Kingdom
– He hopes to meet the Juventus and Portugal talisman in future
An Iraqi man named Biwar Abdullah has attracted massive global attention due to his resemblance with Juventus and Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo.
Biwar has not met Ronaldo, but he is said to have been following the Portuguese star since he began his career at Sporting Lisbon as a teenager.
According to the report on UK Sun, the 25-year-old left Iraq in May this year, and he is currently living in Derby in the United Kingdom.
He is said to be in England for better means of livelihood, and was spotted by a local shop owner, Shane Douglas who noticed how much he looked like the ex-Manchester United superstar.
Biwar is often keeping up with the trends, changing his hairstyle to suit that of Ronaldo and buying similar clothes and football kits to match Ronaldo’s.
“I am Kurdish, from northern Iraq, when I am at home I get a lot of attention, people stop me in the street and they ask for pictures, I don’t mind it, I always stop for people,” Biwar explained according to UK Sun.
“Most think I am Ronaldo straight away, it’s a nice feeling, I wish I had half the skill he does. I do play football, I play in the same position as him and I wear the number seven shirt – just as he does. My dream is to one day meet him,” he added.Loading...
Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported how Ronaldo insisted the major difference between himself and Lionel Messi is the number of teams he has played for and the Champions League trophies he has won at different clubs.
There has been an unending debate between who is the better player between Ronaldo and Messi over the years and the 34-year-old has indicated the difference.
Messi has spent his entire career at Barcelona while Ronaldo has played with Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid and currently Juventus.