Famous players whose sons play football? Have you ever wondered who are some of the best father-son duo in the world of football? A lot of people aren’t aware that some of the biggest names in football have had children that went onto play professionally. Here we will look at the Top 10 famous footballers and sons.
In this list we count down the Top 10 Famous Footballers and sons also play or played professionally. This means we’ll be looking at famous footballers and sons who have both played in the top levels of football.
Fathers always have a huge impact on their sons life, and in football – that’s no different. There are actually quite a few famous footballers and sons in football so we couldn’t include all of them. In some cases, it has been hard for certain footballers’ offspring to step out of their fathers shadow in their career, in others, it’s pretty straight forward.
10. Patrick Kluivert & Justin Kluivert
Patrick Kluivert is the third-highest goalscorer for the Netherlands international team, netting 40 times in 79 appearances. He had a similar scoring record at club level with a goal every two games for both Ajax and Barcelona. Justin started brightly at Ajax and his performances for the Dutch giants earned a move to Roma.
One of Roma’s most exciting young players, Justin Kluivert has been tipped to followhim, despite being just 20. Having made his first-team debut in 2017, the Dutchman played 56 times for Ajax in all competitions, scoring 13 goals.
9. Diego Simeone & Giovanni Simeone
A frequent starter for Fiorentina, striker Giovanni Simeone is showing the potential to be a top-flight European striker. Scoring 14 goals in 40 appearances over the 2017-18 campaign, the 23-year-old wasn’t quite able to replicate that form last season but has previously been linked with a move to join Atletico Madrid, where his father Diego Simeone is the manager.
“My son has everything to play under me, but I will never sign him,” Diego said in September 2018. “Unfortunately, I’m never going to sign him for my team, I never want to totally rule the possibility out on one hand but it would be very difficult to have a son in the locker room.
“It would be difficult for him, for me, for the relationship…and besides, right now he is doing great, maybe one day I’m not at Atletico, maybe he can come.