Aldin Ahmetovic Cristiano Ronaldo Lookalike: Fan Meets Idol. Look who’s got himself a fan that looks exactly like him? It’s Cristiano Ronaldo, that’s who. What? You mean the boy on the left is not Cristiano when he was younger? Nah. He is Aldin Ahmetovic, a 16 year old Slovenian who traveled all the way to Manchester to meet his idol. Good thing Ronaldo was gracious enough to give him a personal tour of the Man U training ground.
Ain’t that cool?
Says Aldin of their encounter: “I had been up to the Carrington training ground every day this week and some of the players were telling me how much I looked like Ronaldo. They said that I could be his brother. On the fourth day I gave a note to a security guard which I asked him if he could pass on to Ronaldo. I wrote that he was my hero and that I modelled myself on him. I told him I had flown all the way over from Slovenia to get his autograph. I didn’t think anything would come of it.”
It turns out that Ronaldo, who may have heard of his lookalike, personally asked to meet Aldin who cried upon meeting his idol.
He continues his story: “It was like a dream. I was so excited to see him, I burst into tears. He gave me loads of signed stuff – boots, a shirt and photos. He was talking to me and asking me questions but I was so emotional that I can hardly remember anything of the conversation. But he did say that I was the best lookalike he had seen and that I could make a lot of money out of being a body double.”
Aww. Cristiano, how can one not love this guy?
More from Aldin on his Cristiano meeting: “He said that some of the players had been joking that I was his brother! Ronaldo is my all time hero. And to take time out and show me around the training complex shows what a really nice guy he is. I will never forget what he did. I am the happiest person alive. I was so excited to be near him that I can’t remember much. I was just in a daze but I will remember it for the rest of my life. I invited him over to my house in Slovenia if he ever visits the country.”
He looks forward to going home after his encounter with his idol: “I am a huge Manchester United fan and everyone says I look like Ronaldo. All my friends and family back home will be so jealous.”
Duh! Of course they will be jealous. And include us among those who are jealous of your good fortune :-)