Nihad Đedović is a basketball player for Bayern Munich. Nihad Đedović also looks exactly like Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 6-foot-6 native of Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina is drawing a lot of attention for his resemblance to the Swedish legend these days.
The Mirror sat down with the basketball player to talk over what life is like when you look so much like an international, soccer superstar.
'I am NOT Zlatan!': Ibra's double plays pro basketball Spare a thought for basketball player Nihad Djedovic, who can't go a day without being reminded of his resemblance to a certain Swedish striker. https://t.co/aNndam36Zk via @bdnews24 #football— #Bangladesh News 24 (#BreakingNews 24) (@bdnews24) November 28, 2018
Djedovic, who is 28 and signed with Bayern in 2013, has been named a Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) all-star three times. He also tried to rationalize the striking resemblance:
He has a Balkanic, or ex-Yugoslavian genes, so I think people see something in me that they saw in him. Since I’m growing my hair now, every day somebody tags me on Instagram or Twitter or something, every day. 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.
This is madness.
Just for fun, here are Zlatan’s goals from this past MLS season.