As if football was in their DNA , some footballers took to the field like their fathers. Below are 10 football players who followed the footsteps of their fathers;
#1. Ayew Brothers:
The two sons of Ex-Ghanian footballing legend Abedi Pele, took after their famous dad. The senior of the Ayew brothers Andre Ayew, plays for Championship side Swansea, while the junior Jordan Ayew, plays for Premier League club Crystal Palace. The two brothers are also in the national team of Ghana.
#2. Daniel Maldini:
The AC Milan attacking midfielder, is the son of AC Milan's strong feet defender and club legend Paolo Maldini. The 19 years old AC Milan attacking midfielder continued the family dynasty, after his father and club legend Paolo Maldini, took after father and Daniel Maldini's grandfather Cesare.
#3. Luca Zidane:
Son of great footballing legend Zinadine Zidane, Luca Zidane took after his though he plays as a goalkeeper for Rayo Vallencano. The Rayo Vallencano goalkeeper Luca Zinadine Zidane is one of the four sons of World Cup and Ballon dor winner Zinadine Zidane, who took to football, just like their father.
#4. Kasper Schmeichel:
The Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel really took after his father Peter Schmeichel, playing in the same position. The son of Manchester United legend, helped his team win the Premier League tittle in 2016. Kasper Schmeichel's father Peter Schmeichel, was also a Premier League goalkeeper for Manchester United and he won five Premier League tittles with Manchester United.
#5. Timothy Weah:
He is the son of the only African player so far to win the Ballon dor award. Timothy Weah, the son of Liberian footballing legend and now President, George Weah, plays for French Ligue1 club LOSC Lille. The United States international Timothy Weah, is one of the footballers, who took to their fathers legacy.
#6. Daley Blind:
Son of former Ajax defender and Ex-Netherlands footballer, Danny Blind, is also a professional footballer, who plays for AFC Ajax. The former Manchester United defender, Daley Blind spent his time at Manchester United winning one FA cup, one FA Community Shield, one EFL cup and one UEFA Europa League.
#7. Giovanni Simeone:
The son of Athletico Madrid Boss Diego Simeone, is another player on the list who took to football like the father. Giovanni Simeone, plays for Italian Serie A club Cagliari. The Argentine professional footballer is the son of Ex-Argentine international and former Athletico Madrid player Diego Simeone.
#8. Erling Braut Haaland:
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland is the son of former Leeds United and Manchester City player Alfi-Inge Haaland. The Borussia Dortmund maksman Erling Braut Haaland, came into the picture after his 29 goals in 27 appearances for former club RB Salzburg in 2019. Erling Braut Haaland, is a more quality player, compared to his father.
#9. Leroy Sane:
The former Manchester City man Leroy Sane, is the son of Souleyman Sane, the former Senegalese footballer. The Beyern Munich player, who plays as a forward for German national team is also of an African descent.
#10. Justin Kluivert:
The RB Leipzig winger, on loan from Roma, is the son of former Barcelona and Netherlands legend Patrick Kluivert. Justin Kluivert, took after his father to play professional football. The 21 years old RB Leipzig winger is a quality and remarkable player to watch. He is just like the father.
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