Cristiano Ronaldo lookalike steals the show on Iran streets

An Iranian doppelganger of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has gained nationwide attention for his uncanny resemblance to the famous footballer, causing people to approach him for selfies and autographs on the streets of Tehran.

Being a footballer himself in the Tehran league, Reza Alirea Lou said fans and opposing footballers alike used to comment on his resemblance with the Portuguese player.

Lou commented, "at that time I was younger [than now] and I didn't have the resemblance I do now, after having grown up a bit. I became more complete now and my face became more similar to Ronaldo's."

Lou said he likes watching Ronaldo play, and that he would love to join him for advertising or be his teammate at Real Madrid CF.

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Speaking on his upcoming plans, Lou revealed working on a film on himself.

"Now my plan is to work on an upcoming film on myself, and also start practicing again with my team and participating in matches. And I hope everything will be okay, hope to God," he concluded.

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