Football is a popular game that has produced many successful players who have made themselves famous around the globe.


Many of these successful players have hung their boots, while some are currently featuring for their respective clubs around the world.

Some of these stars have successfully followed the footsteps of their fathers, and here we look at seven of them.

1. Paolo Maldini


Paolo Maldini and his father Cesare

Paolo Maldini was known to be a good defender during his playing days at AC Milan, and he remains a legend at the club.

He followed the footstep of his father Cesare Maldini who also featured for AC Milan, Torino and for the Italian national team.

2. Andre, Ibrahim and Jordan Ayew

Abedi Ayew ‘Pele’ is a name that still rings bell as far as football is concerned and it is because of his success while playing for Ghana national team, Lyon, Olympic Marseille and Torino.


Andre, Ibrahim and Jordan with their father Abedi Pele

The legend has three of his sons Andre, Ibrahim and Jordan Ayew who have chosen to follow the footsteps of their father.

3. Frank Lampard

Former Chelsea player Frank Lampard is one of the best midfielders in the world who followed the footstep of his father.


Frank Lampard and his father

Frank Lampard senior is the name of his father and he had played for Westham, Southend United and also the England national team as a defender.

4. Pepe Reina

Erstwhile Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is also one of the famous players who followed the footsteps of his father named Miguel Reina Santos.


Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina

Pepe’s father was also a goalkeeper who had featured for clubs like Cordoba, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

5. Charlie Sheringham


Charlie is one of the best strikers in the world and he currently plays for AFC Wimbledon, the player took after his famous father Teddy Sheringham who was also a striker and had played for Manchester United, Tottenham before he retired from football.

6. Daley Blind


Daley Blind and his father

The Manchester United defender is the son of the current coach of the Netherlands national team Danny Blind, and he was also a defender during his playing days as he has featured for clubs like Sparta and Ajax.

7. Rivaldinho


Rivaldinho and his father

Brazilian striker Rivaldinho who currently plays for Internacional has a father named Rivaldo and has played for Brazilian national team and also clubs like Barcelona and AC Milan.

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