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Top footballers who currently play for the same national teams their dads played for

One thing that makes footballers feel honored is when they represent their countries. Millions of footballers are around the world, but only the best get to represent their countries. 

Many fathers and sons are footballers, some fathers played for the national team in their generation while the sons are not at that level. Some sons are currently playing for their national team while their father missed it, but there are situations where father and son played for the same countries.


1.Erling Haaland.

The Dortmund striker plays for the Norwegian national team, just like his father. His father, Alf-Inge Håland, played for the Norwegian national team between 1994-2001.


2. Marcus Thuram

Marcus is the son of French legend Lilian Thuram, Marcus currently plays for the French national team, but his father also played for Les Bleus between 1994-2008.


3. Giovanni Simeone.

He currently plays for Hellas Verona and the Argentine national team, his father is Diego Simeone, the current manager of Atlético Madrid. Diego also played for Argentina for many years.


4. Federico Chiesa

Fede was very instrumental to Italy's latest triumph in Europe, but his father also played for the Azzurri's and scored 7 goals. Fede who plays in Juventus currently has 4 goals for the Azzurri's.


5. Justin Dean Kluivert

He currently plays for Ligue 1 side, Nice, and the Netherlands national team. His father Patrick Kluivert played for the Netherlands for 10 years and scored 40 goals. 


6. Kasper Schmeichel

He is the goalkeeper for Leicester City and the Danish National team, his father, Peter Schmeichel was the goalkeeper for Denmark between 1987-2001.


7. Rafinha.

Rafinha currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team, he was part of the team that won the 2016 Olympics too. His dad also played for the Samba Boys, he won the Copa América, World Cup, and silver medal at the 1988 Olympics.


8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Arsenal striker currently represents Gabon, he is the captain of the national side. His father, Pierre-François Aubameyang also played for Gabon between 1985-1998.

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