Last week I published a list of professional lookalikes who eke a living from impersonating Spurs players. Most of you completely missed the point and started naming celebrities that look like Tottenham players. Well don’t ever say that I can’t take a hint…
Here is the Spurs lookalike XI.
Heurelho Gomes AKA He Pingping
He Pingping sadly died last month, but he will always be remembered as the world’s shortest man and as a doppelganger for our Brazilian goalkeeper.
Vedran Corluka AKA Goran Visnjic
Vedran Corluka doesn’t half look like his fellow Croatian Goran Visnjic of ER fame. I would have half a mind to believe that all Croatians were blessed with this look of dark, brooding intensity, if our own Luka Modric wasn’t such an obvious exception to the rule.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto AKA Felicia ‘Snoop’ Pearson
Stephen King named The Wire’s Snoop, as “perhaps the most terrifying female villain to ever appear in a television series.” TottenhamBlog is still awaiting a quote from the horror writer, to find out what his take on BAE is.
Ledley King AKA Charles N’Zogbia
Was it our own Ledders that took Charles N’Zogbia’s driving test for him? Well we all know that he doesn’t have much to do during the week.
Jonathan Woodgate AKA Corrie’s Steve McDonald
OK, so the hair is pretty different, but if you were casting ‘The Jonathan Woodgate Story’ and were looking for someone to pull off the pasty-faced looks of our injured defender, then you couldn’t go far wrong with giving a call to the man with the most over-expressive face on TV.
Younes Kaboul AKA Laurence Fishburne
Kaboul is a dead-ringer for Laurence Fishburne, who might actually be a better option in central midfield.
Jermaine Jenas AKA Rich Boy
Everyone’s favourite Spur is a solid lookalike for Rich Boy. No, that’s not the latest nickname for David Cameron, but the wacky name of some rapper bloke.
Luka Modric AKA Journey’s Steve Perry
So spoiled for choice here. Do you go for Jay from Inbetweeners, Meryl Streep, Peggy from Mad Men, Tom Petty, the witch from Chorlton and the Wheelies or Gail from Coronation Street? Journey’s Steve Perry gets the eventual nod, as I try to jump upon the bandwagon of their renewed popularity.
Gareth Bale AKA Sid from Toy Story
It would be easy to slap a picture of one of the PG Tips chimps here and be done with it, but luckily the similarities between Gareth Bale and Sid the sociopath kid from Toy Story, make it unnecessary to resort to cliches.
Eidur Gudjohnsen AKA Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany owes his Eidur Gudjohnsen-esque looks to the fact that he is ginger and therefore is forced to dye his hair blond if he’s to get leading roles.
Roman Pavlyuchenko AKA Cameron Diaz
This one needs a side by side comparison to make the point, but now that you’ve seen this shocking similarity, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever be able to watch There’s Something About Mary with your trousers round your ankles again.
Harry Redknapp AKA Droopy
Droopy not only sports the requisite droopy features to qualify as a Harry lookalike, but also a shock of red hair.