The 10 Most Famous Brothers In Football History

The 10 Most Famous Brothers In Football History

In the world of football, unlike other sports, the chances of becoming a professional footballer are extremely slim.

The report from Telegraph has it that 90% of youngsters who play for professional academies never make it. If you were to account for every child who at the very least dreamed of being a footballer, that percentage becomes infinitely bigger.

And we will say that siblings are a blessing. People say a brother or sister to share the plays, the chores, and many other things around the house. Behold, it’s indeed wonderful when both brothers share the same interests and hobbies like playing football.

And here in this article, there are some famous brothers in football, we’ll like to mention. From what we have seen so far, there have been many brothers in world football who have come to play at the world’s biggest stage. Some have played together, and some have even played against each other.

10 Most Famous Brothers In Football History

Kolo and Yaya Toure

According to the available statistics, Kolo Toure made over 300 appearances for Arsenal in the 2000s, and was a key figure of Arsene Wenger’s “Invincibles” which

won the Premier League in 2003/04 without losing a single game. Then he later moved to Manchester City in 2009, where he was joined by his brother a year later, and the pair helped the club win its first ever Premier League title in 2011/12.

However, after making a signature in Manchester City, he left for Liverpool in 2013, however Yaya remained at the Etihad, winning the league title twice more before  moving to Olympiacos in 2018.

The Both Kolo and Yaya Toure who are widely considered as Premier League greats, also lifted the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast in 2015.

Eden and Thorgan Hazard

In 2012, The West London giants Chelsea FC signed Belgian brothers Eden and Thorgan Hazard, the former from LOSC Lille and the latter from RC Lens.

While the older Hazard went on to become a Chelsea legend, scoring over 100 goals and winning two Premier League titles, Thorgan never featured for the club and was sold to Borussia Monchengladbach in 2015.

His first was on loan, and in five seasons with ‘Gladbach, Thorgan hit 46 goals, which earned him a $28 million move to Borussia Dortmund last summer, oddly enough, just a week before Eden left Chelsea for Real Madrid.

Unfortunately, Chelsea fans never got to see the pair play together, they regularly feature alongside each other for the Belgium national team.

Rafinha and Thiago Alcantara

Thiago Alcantara and his kid brother Rafinha started their professional careers at FC Barcelona, however, the pair have gone down distinctly different routes since.

After Thiago Alcantara’s five seasons at the Camp Nou, most of which were spent warming the bench, he left for Bayern Munich in 2013, where he has since established himself as one of the world’s best midfielders.

On the other hand, Rafinha remains at Barcelona, though features only sporadically, and has had loan spells at both Celta Vigo and Inter Milan in recent years.