8 Football Players and their Celebrity Look A Likes

Dealing with fame is one common factor that celebrities and football players have in common. Acting and playing football are obviously different in dynamics from a physical and contextual aspect. Despite such, there are also some big similarities the two professions hold.

Football players are always on the go training hard, conditioning their bodies, and playing with other teammates all to score a goal in a football match with thousands of fans watching in a big arena. The pressure is just as intense when you are an A-list actor or celebrity in Hollywood.

Movie and television actors often practice their lines over and over to get the right scene done while working with several cast and crew members for the viewing pleasure for people who love entertainment on-screen and off-screen. Here are some famous footballers and celebs who share quite the same facial features…

8 Uncanny Resemblances Between Footballers and Famous Celebs

1. Michael Ballack and Matt Damon

Footballer: Michael Ballack (Left)

  • Retired German Midfielder
  • Played for Chemnitzer FC, FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Bayer Munich, Chelsea FC, and the German National Football Team
  • One of the top goal scorers in the history of the German team

Actor: Matt Damon (Right)

  • 47 years old
  • American actor, producer, philanthropist and screenwriter
  • Forbes’ magazine’s most bankable stars
  • Won Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting in 1998 and 4 academy award nominations after 1998
  • Appeared in moves such as Good Will Hunting, Jason Bourne, and The Martian among many others
  1. Karim Benzema and Shia LaBeouf

Footballer: Karim Benzema (Right)

  • 30 years old
  • French professional football player
  • Striker for Spanish football club Real Madrid and the France National team
  • Ninth notable goalie in the French National Team

Actor: Shia LaBeouf (Left)

  • 31 years old
  • American actor, performance artist, and filmmaker
  • Started out in Disney Channel’s television show, Even Stevens
  • Appeared in movies like Disturbia, Transformers, and Fury among many other films.
  1. Cristiano Ronaldo and Benjamin Bratt

Footballer: Cristiano Ronaldo (Left)

  • 33 years old
  • Portuguese Forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal National Team
  • One of the most popular football players in the world, breaking several La Liga records and multiple awards which include 3 Ballon d’Ors, the Premier League Golden Shoe, and FIFA World Player of 2009 among multiple others

Actor: Benjamin Barry (Right)

  • 54 years old
  • American actor
  • Appeared in television shows like Law and Order and Private Practice, as well as movies like Miss Congeniality, Doctor Strange, and Coco among others.
  • 1 Emmy Nomination and 1 Screen Actors Guild nomination
  1. Gareth Barry and Richard Gere

Footballer: Gareth Barry (Left)

  • 37 years old
  • English professional footballer
  • Plays midfielder for West Bromwich Albion
  • 653 appearances for Premier League
  • Played for Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton before West Bromwich Albion

Actor: Richard Gere (Right)

  • 68 years old
  • American actor and humanitarian activist
  • 8 awards and nominations including the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Emmy Awards, and Teen Choice Awards among others
  1. Joe Hart and James Van Der Beek

Footballer: Joe Hart (Left)

  • 30 years old
  • English professional football player
  • Goalkeeper for the English National Team and Wes Ham United on loan from Manchester City
  • Played for Manchester City prior
  • 317 appearances for Premier League

Actor: James Van Der Beek (Right)

  • 41 years old
  • American actor
  • Popular for his role in Dawson’s Creek in 1998
  • Appeared in movies like Varsity Blues, The Rules of Attraction and tv shows like Dawson’s Creek, How I Met Your Mother, and Friends with Better Lives among others
  1. Jack Rodwell and Taylor Lautner

Footballer: Jack Rodwell (Right)

  • 27 years old
  • English professional football player (midfielder) for Sunderland and the England National Team
  • Played for Manchester and Everton prior to Sunderland

Actor: Taylor Lautner

  • 26 years old
  • American actor, voice actor, and model
  • Popular for playing Jacob Black in the Twilight Saga films
  • Appeared in movies like Twilight, Abduction, and Tracers among others
  • Has 15 nominations from the MTV Movie Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Kids Choice Awards among others
  1. Thomas Vermaelen and Jude Law

Footballer: Thomas Vermaelen (Right)

  • 32 years old
  • Belgian professional footballer
  • Plays as a center-back for Spanish club Barcelona and the Belgium National Team
  • Played for Beerschot Youth, Ajax U17, Ajax U19, AFC Ajax, RKC Waalwijk, Arsenal and AS Roma prior to joining Barcelona

Actor: Jude Law (Left)

  • 45 years old
  • English actor
  • Appeared in movies like The Holiday, Sherlock Holmes, and The Young Pope among many notable others
  • Has 8 nominations and awards from British Academy Film Awards, Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globes, and Academy Awards among others
  1. Mats Hummels and Orlando Bloom

Footballer: Mats Hummels (Right)

  • 29 years old
  • German professional footballer
  • Plays central defender for Bayern Munich and the German National Team
  • Played for FC Bayern Youth, FC Bayern U17, FC Bayern U19, FC Bayern II, and Bor Dortmund in the past

Actor: Orlando Bloom (Left)

  • 41 years old
  • English Actor
  • Popular for playing Legolas in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Appeared in movies such as the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, Troy, and Elizabeth Town among others
  • Has 9 acting nominations and awards from MTV Movie Awards, Critics Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards among others

 Uncanny Indeed!

Actors also go through several methodical practices to embody the characters they play on screen and on stage with millions of people watching their every move. Thus, actors and footballers aren’t very different; there are even some that actually look alike. These football players and Hollywood stars are just some of the many people in the limelight who both work hard to shine on stage or on a stadium to provide solid entertainment for millions of leisure and entertainment seekers.

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