Considering that footballers are generally pretty animated, it’s no wonder that so many of them look like they should be in a cartoon. From Kirikou to Gokuu and Superman to Michelangelo, we’ve compiled a list of footballers who may or may not have been the inspiration behind these characters. Take a look at the 15 footballers who most look like cartoon characters.
15. Dani Alves as Kirikou
Kirikou from the 1998 traditional animation feature film “Kirikou” written and directed by Michel Ocelot.
14. Ivan Rakitic as Gokuu
Goku from “Dragon Ball”
13. Peter Crouch as Timmy Burch
Timmy from “South Park”
12. Andrea Pirlo as Alan Parish
Alan Parrish from “Jumanji”
11. Franck Ribery as Quasimodo
Quasimodo from “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” (1831) by Victor Hugo
10. Gareth Bale as Sid Philips
Sid Phillips from “Toy Story”
9. Fabio Capello as Carl Fredricksen
Carl Fredricksen: the protagonist in “Up”, also appeared in “Dug’s Special Mission” and in “George” and “A.J.”.
8. Cristiano Ronaldo
Hyuga from “Captain Tsubasa”