Leo Messi's Iran doppleganger

Leo Messi’s doppelgänger in Iran is identical to the Barcelona star

Leo Messi’s doppelgänger

OK. This is incredible.

Pictures are doing the rounds in Persia this week of Leo Messi’s identical twin.

Were they separated at birth?

The discovery of Messi’s doppelgänger has been promoted by the Mehr News Agency, while the name of Messi’s unbelievable lookalike is Riza Perestes.

Riza was snapped wearing an Argentina shirt to complete his Messi look.

Messi in form

After his double against Real Madrid in El Clasico last weekend, Messi was back amongst the goal son Wednesday night in La Liga as he bagged a brace in a 7-1 win over Osasuna at the Camp Nou.

Messi is now on 503 goals for the Catalans.

Appearance is uncanny

Returning to the Iranian Messi has the same hairstyle and beard as the Barcelona star.

Surely he should jump on a plane immediately to go to Spain and start his career as a Messi lookalike! He could star at weddings, bar mitzvahs and birthday parties!

See pictures of Iran’s Leo Messi below.