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10 Famous Football Relatives

From fathers and sons to brothers and sisters, a number of famous footballing relatives have graced the pitches over the years. Here are 10 of the most famous, including some you might not have known were related!

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Perhaps the strangest relation is that of 2018 Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric and former Australia international Mark Viduka. Despite being born in different continents, the pair are cousins due to their Croatian-born fathers being brothers. 

Former Spain international Marcos Senna, who was part of the nation's historic 2012 UEFA European Championship triumph, and ex-Brazil midfielder Marcos Assuncao share a similar relationship, with the former electing to represent La Furia Roja and the latter his country of birth.

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In Africa, Nigeria legend Jay-Jay Okocha is the uncle of former Arsenal and current Everton star Alex Iwobi, while Abedi Pele fathered Andre and Jordan Ayew, both of whom are currently playing in England.

While a number of famous footballing brothers have taken to the pitch, arguably the most famous siblings are Michael and Brian Laudrup. The former turned out for the likes of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, while his younger brother represented Bayern Munich and Chelsea, among others. 

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Other relatives, including Frank Lampard and Jamie Redknapp, three generations of Maldinis, and a brother-sister combination, also feature in our list, which you can view in full by scrolling through the gallery above! 

Who do you think are the most famous related footballers? Share your thoughts by commenting in the section below.


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