PHOTOS: Things Get Messi! Barcelona Superstar's 'Twin' Has Been Discovered in Iran

Lee Grocott

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, arguably the world's greatest player, is truly one of a kind on the pitch. However, off the pitch, there is someone out there who looks just like him. 

The football fan from Iran,  Riza Perestes is apparently the absolute double of the five-time Ballon d'Or winning Barcelona forward.

Perestes has the same haircut, the same beard, extraordinary similar facial features and has even been snapped in an Argentina shirt to complete the look.


Messi has been in fine form this season, living up to his billing as one of the greatest in the game. He has netted 33 times in as little as 30 La Liga games, a ratio that every striker in the world dreams of.

The 29-year-old scored twice in El Clasico last weekend, when his side beat Real Madrid by three goals to two, taking Barcelona to the top of table, level on points with Real but the Madrid side do have a game in hand.

After the confident 6-1 victory on Wednesday over Osasuna, a game which Messi netted twice, it took the forward's goal tally to a staggering 503. Something  (presumably) Perestes can not be compared to.

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