A show-stopping five-a-side football team, ‘The Kloppelgangers’, are set to turn heads when they enter this season’s FA People’s Cup thanks to their uncanny resemblance to some of football’s most famous faces.
The squad includes amateur players with a striking likeness to Mesut Özil, Sergio Aguero and Paul Pogba and will be managed by a Jurgen Klopp lookalike.
In a side that truly reflects the amateur nature of the competition ‘The Kloppelgangers’ includes: Toby from Edinburgh as ‘Jurgen Klopp’, Dan from Durham as ‘Kasper Schmeichel’, Ash from Kent as ‘Eric Dier’, David from Manchester as ‘Paul Pogba’, Keith from Sunderland as ‘Mesut Özil’, Jordan from London as ‘Sadio Mane’ and Salah from London as ‘Sergio Aguero’.
The FA People’s Cup is the nation’s largest and most inclusive small sided football competition which saw over 45,000 players take part last year. The competition is open to players of all abilities age 16+, and from this season will also include a new tournament category for Female Walking Football.
Andy Dyke, The FA’s National Participation Manager said: “We are delighted to see The FA People’s Cup return in 2019. The competition brings friends together through the love of football, providing players of all abilities the opportunity to take part in a nationwide competition. It’s all about having fun and socialising and ‘The Kloppelgangers’really brings to life the light-hearted nature of the competition. Their participation in Round One is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces and help make the tournament a memorable day out for all involved.”
Toby, ‘The Kloppelgangers’ Manager and Jurgen Klopp lookalike,said: “I’m absolutely buzzing to be managing ‘The Kloppelgangers’ for The FA People’s Cup, and really hope I can do the lads proud – I may look like Jurgen but I’m not sure I have his coaching ability! Luckily though the guys have all bonded well in training and can’t wait to get stuck in. Bring on Round One.”
‘The Kloppelgangers’ will be putting their skills to the test as they enter Round One of the competition in the Adult Male category, competing against the other entrants for a chance to secure their place in The FA People’s Cup Finals at the home of the England National teams, St George’s Park.
Registration for The FA People’s Cup is now open. Teams and individuals can enter by visiting www.TheFA.com/PeoplesCup.