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World 2018 43 Top father-son combos in pro soccer 31817117 Running in the family Running+in+the+family World

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi still have a couple years before they need to worry about sending their sons to a soccer academy, but both kids are almost certainly destined to follow in their dads' footsteps. Bizarre: the two stars' children were born 869 days apart, the exact number of days that separated Ronaldo's and Messi's own births! Weird!

 

Without further ado, we now take a look at the most notable families who have produced multiple generations of soccer stars. Happy Father's Day!

 

-THOMAS HAUTMANN

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World 2018 43 Top father-son combos in pro soccer 31810029 David and Brooklyn Beckham (England) David+and+Brooklyn+Beckham+%28England%29 World

David Beckham just recently ended his illustrious professional career after winning his 10th league title in four different countries. As Becks' run ends, his son Brooklyn's is just beginning! The oldest of the Beckham children is currently a youth player at Queens Park Rangers, and looks set to begin his pro career in just a couple years. He may not be the last! We have a hunch that David's younger sons Romeo and Cruz Beckham will also find their way onto the pitch in the future.

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World 2018 43 Top father-son combos in pro soccer 31817114 Cesare and Paolo Maldini (Italy/AC Milan) Cesare+and+Paolo+Maldini+%28Italy%2FAC+Milan%29 World

Paolo Maldini finished his illustrious career—all with Milan—as the greatest defender in Serie A history. His success shouldn't be much of a surprise. Paolo’s father Cesare was an AC Milan legend himself, winning four Serie A titles and captaining Milan to its first ever European Cup trophy in 1963. Paolo, though, has his dad beat just a bit. The younger Maldini won an astounding five Champions League titles with Milan. Both of Paolo’s sons, Christian and Daniel, are currently in Milan’s youth academy. No pressure.

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World 2018 43 Top father-son combos in pro soccer 31817115 Peter and Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) Peter+and+Kasper+Schmeichel+%28Denmark%29 World

Peter Schmeichel is an absolute legend in Denmark and in Manchester, where he helped United to the treble in 1999 before retiring. He is arguably the Premier League's all-time greatest goalkeeper.

 

His son Kasper (seen here with Peter in 1993) ironically got his start between the pipes at his dad’s old rival Manchester City. He now plays for Leicester City in the Championship, where his great play the past two seasons have earned him his first national team call-up as well as a place in this season’s Championship Team of the Year.l

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World 2018 43 Top father-son combos in pro soccer 31817113 Johan and Jordi Cruyff (Netherlands) Johan+and+Jordi+Cruyff+%28Netherlands%29 World

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff needs no introduction. Winner of three Ballon d’Ors, Cruyff became synonymous with “Total Football,”  perhaps changing the game of soccer more than any other player in the past 50 years. His highly-touted son Jordi didn’t fare as famously, though he did play under his father at Johan's old club side Barcelona and at least managed a call-up to the Netherlands’ 1996 European Championship squad.

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World 2018 43 Top father-son combos in pro soccer 31817111 Javier and Javier Hernandez (Mexico) Javier+and+Javier+Hernandez+%28Mexico%29 World

How did Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez get his nickname? His father Javier was aptly known as “Chicharo” back in his days as a Mexican international striker, thus “little Chicharo” was born.

 

Chicharito’s grandfather (in-law) also played for Mexico at the 1954 World Cup. Perhaps the family's history of producing national teamers partially explains Hernandez’s unmatched popularity!

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World 2018 43 Top father-son combos in pro soccer 31810024 Finn and Michael & Brian Laudrup (Denmark) Finn+and+Michael+%26amp%3B+Brian+Laudrup+%28Denmark%29 World

We all know Danish star brothers Michael and Brian Laudrup, who together shocked the world to win the 1992 Euros, and between them have graced the pitches at Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Ajax, Chelsea, Milan, and Bayern Munich, among others. But Denmark owes a big “Thank You” to their father Finn (not pictured), who had 19 caps for the Danes in his heyday.

 

The Laudrups' soccer DNA can be found in the next generation as well: Michael’s two sons both play: one of them, Andreas Laudrup, played for FC Nordsjælland in this past season’s Champions League.

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World 2018 43 Top father-son combos in pro soccer 31817112 Pablo and Diego Forlan (Uruguay) Pablo+and+Diego+Forlan+%28Uruguay%29 World

We all know about Diego Forlan, but did you know he is a third-generation Uruguayan international in his family? His father, Pablo Forlan, played for Uruguay from 1966-76 and Diego’s grandfather (technically an in-law), Juan Carlos Corazzo, was a Uruguayan soccer legend in his own right, managing the national team at the 1962 World Cup. Amazingly, all three have won the Copa America for Uruguay as players- Juan Carlos in 1942, Pablo in 1967 and Diego in 2011.

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World 2018 43 Top father-son combos in pro soccer 31810026 Paul and Tom Ince (England) Paul+and+Tom+Ince+%28England%29 World

Best known for his playing days at Manchester United, Paul Ince once racked up 52 caps for the England national team in the 1990s, becoming the first black captain for England in the process. Currently, Paul is the manager at Blackpool, where, coincidentally, his son Tom has plied his trade for the past couple of seasons! The younger Ince, a top English prospect, is destined for a move to a bigger club, and could soon try to beat his old man in national team appearances.
 

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World 2018 43 Top father-son combos in pro soccer 31810027 Abedi Pele and Jordan & Andre Ayew (Ghana/Marseilles) Abedi+Pele+and+Jordan+%26amp%3B+Andre+Ayew+%28Ghana%2FMarseilles%29 World

Ghana legend Abedi Pele won three consecutive African Ballon d'Ors from 1991-93, and took home the Champions League title with Marseille in ’93 as well. Today, his two sons Andre and Jordan Ayew are key players for Marseilles, having spent almost their whole careers at their father’s former club. Talk about “running in the family”!

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World 2018 43 Top father-son combos in pro soccer 31810025 Ian Wright and Shaun & Bradley Wright-Phillips (England) Ian+Wright+and+Shaun+%26amp%3B+Bradley+Wright-Phillips+%28England%29 World

Ian Wright used to terrorize Premier League defenders, scoring 113 goals in 7 top flight seasons with Arsenal and West Ham. His two sons, Bradley and Shaun Wright-Phillips (the latter of which was adopted) well, they didn’t really terrorize anyone, but hey, they still turned out professional soccer players! Bradley and Shaun both had brief spells at Manchester City. Shaun now plays at Championship side QPR, Bradley at League One side Charlton Athletic (currently on loan at Brentford)

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