Eerie goings on revealed in the world of professional football as Cristiano Ronaldo's career strangely echoes that of David Beckham.
Beckham became a star at Manchester United, and won a Champion's League medal, as did Cristiano Ronaldo, who took over Beckham's number seven shirt.
Beckham moved to Real Madrid, as did Cristiano Ronaldo, although Ronaldo didn't stop a flying boot with his eyebrow on the way.
Both are considered free-kick specialists, exuding really dangerous intent in dead-ball situations.
Beckham became the face of Armani, modelling a pair of underpants in posters, as has Cristiano Ronaldo.
Beckham was castigated by England fans after the World Cup in France 98, Ronaldo was castigated by English fans for being a winker and getting club team mate Wayne 'Wazza' Rooney sent off in the England v Portugal Euro Championships.
It remains to be seen whether Ronaldo will join a third rate US 'soccer' club for the money, marry a former Spice girl, or have an extra marital affair with a PA who will go on to do something really tasteless involving a pig in a reality TV show.
Although we wouldn't bet against it.