Thursday 20 October 2016

Video: Irish 'Neymar' is making headlines on Fox Sports

Published 28/08/2015 | 09:16

Barry Coter (right) is the image of Neymar
Barry Coter (right) is the image of Neymar

Limerick FC unveiled their very own 'Neymar' during the week when Barry Cotter - the absolute double of the Brazilian - signed for the club.

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Cotter may be just 16, but you would be forgiven for mistaking him for world superstar Neymar and the young former Avenue United and Ennis Town striker is now making headlines across the Atlantic thanks to his uncanny likeness to the Brazilian.

"Check out this awesome throwback picture of a young Neymar. Hold on, Neymar never played for Limerick FC. So who is this guy? Ok, that is insane and it is 16-year-old striker Barry Cotter who bares an uncanny resemblance to the Barcelona star," read a presenter for Fox Sports' the Buzzer as she unveiled a pic of Cotter.

And Cotter, who will play in the Under-17 National League, has high hopes of emulating Neymar.

"I'm looking top score at least one or two goals in each game for the rest of the season," he told the club's website.

"I'm enjoying my time here. The boys are very welcoming and when you need help you can always ask the manager.

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