Rio 2016: Meet Ronaldinho's doppelganger

Ronaldinho (Lloyd Burnard)
Ronaldinho (Lloyd Burnard)

Rio de Janeiro - All eyes were on the Olympic clash between South Africa and Brazil on Thursday night, but there was somebody else commanding attention on the Copacabana the night before the Rio 2016 opening ceremony.  

While the match (0-0) had spectators glued to television sets in bars and restaurants along the beach front, a highly talented young man was dazzling those watching. 

Bearing a striking resemblance to former Brazilian legend Ronaldinho, the slightly younger and lighter version kicked a ball about with whoever was keen. 

But it was all about business for the doppelganger, and those who wanted a picture alongside him would have to fork out some cash. 

He may not have been the real deal, but the skills that the fake Ronaldinho displayed were impressive nonetheless. 

WATCH: RONALDINHO'S DOPPELGANGER SHOWS HIS SKILLS

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