A 26 year old man, and a former construction worker has sparked worldwide interest due to his uncanny similarity to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Biwar Abdullah left Iraq in 2019 after gaining local fame as a result of his resemblance to the Portuguese forward player.
The superfan, who came to England in search of a better life and to continue working as a manual laborer, was discovered by a local shop owner, Shane Douglas, who noted how much he resembled the five-time Ballon D'Or winner.
Since then, the two have become friends, and Shane intends to represent Biwar and transform him into a full-time Ronaldo impersonator in the future, appearing at parties and events as required.
“He was walking past my shop in a Juventus shirt and he caught my eye; at first, I mistook him for Ronaldo and ran out.
I had a copy of Fifa 19 in my hand at the time, with Ronaldo on the cover - I looked at it and compared it to Biwar, and I couldn't believe how similar they looked.
Biwar, who lives in Derby, has been a fan of the Portuguese star since he was a teenager at Sporting Lisbon.
Despite the fact that he does not belong to a club, when he does play football, he takes the same position as his idol and, rather than joining a team, simply follows Ronaldo wherever he goes.
Biwar is known for keeping up with the latest fashion trends, such as changing his hairstyle to match the striker's and purchasing similar clothing and football kits.
He hopes to receive enough media exposure to meet and maybe play football with his hero in the future.
Since he was a teenager at Sporting Lisbon, Biwar, who lives in Derby, has been a fan of the Portuguese star.
Despite the fact that he is not a member of a club, when he plays football, he adopts Ronaldo's position and, rather than joining a team, simply follows him wherever he goes.
Biwar is known for following the latest fashion trends, such as matching his hairstyle to that of the striker and buying similar clothes and football kits.
He hopes to gain enough media attention in the future to meet and maybe play football with his idol.
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