Ibrahi­movic’s Balkan dop­pel­ganger

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Soccer -

When he was asked ear­lier this year who would play him in a movie on his life, Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic opted for Sylvester Stal­lone. The only dif­fi­culty with that, of course, is that Sylvester is now 72, and while Zla­tan is no spring chicken him­self, he’s close enough to half that age.

Ni­had Dje­dovic looks a bet­ter op­tion. An iden­ti­cal op­tion.

The 28-year-old pro­fes­sional bas­ket­ball player, who plays with Bay­ern Mu­nich and Bos­nia and Herze­gov­ina, spoke with the peo­ple who run the sport’s EuroLeague last week about be­ing Zla­tan’s dop­pel­ganger.

“He has a Balkanic, or ex-Yu­gosla­vian genes, so I think peo­ple see some­thing in me that they saw in him.

“This sum­mer I was in Paris for three days and I can­not say ev­ery per­son, but ev­ery sec­ond per­son in the street stopped me to make pho­tos with me. It’s in­cred­i­ble.”

Sep­a­rated at birth?

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