It's Father's Day in Norway on Sunday. So let's have a brief look at some "fahter and son"-combinations that have affected football around the world
Perhaps the most famous pair is Cesare and Paolo Maldini. Both played for Milan the majority of their careers (Paolo only played at Milan) and won a total of 32 trophies combined as Milan players. Cesare briefly managed Paolo as Italy manager, and a short stint as Milan manager
Jordi and Johan Cruyff are also one of the world's most influential pairing. Johan's story as perhaps the greatest revolutionary thinker in football is famed, and his affect on Ajax and Barcelona tells its own story. Jordi, however, won the Premier League in 96/97 with Man United
In Argentina, you'd struggle to find a father/son-combination more storied than Juan Sebástian and Juan Ramón Verón. "La Bruja" and "La Brujita" are bonafied legends at Estudiantes de La Plata, and both led the team to Copa Libertadores glory. As captains. Obviously
Remember *that* celebration by Bebeto at the World Cup in 1994 to celebrate the birth of his son? Well, young Mattheus Oliveira did grow up to be a footballer like his father. He's on loan at Vitória de Guimarães from Sporting this season
The guy celebrating *that* goal with Bebeto? No, not Romário! The other guy! Well, that's Mazinho! His sons are named Thiago Alcantara and Rafinha Alcantara. You might recognize from their current stays at Bayern München and FC Barcelona
"Like father, like son" is a well known saying. And it has never reigned more true than in the case of Peter and Kasper Schmeichel. Peter is a Man United legend and a serial Premier League winner. Kasper was the keeper during the historic season in which Leicester won the league
Today it was announced that young Ianis Hagi is part of his first ever Romania senior squad. That means he will follow in the footstep of his nation's greatest hero, and his own father, Gheorghe Hagi. Father Hagi had stints at Barcelona, Real Madrid and Galatasaray
The Zidane family is one we can't forget! Father Zinedine Zidane is a World Cup, EURO and Champions League winner, whilst son Luca won a Champions League with Zinedine as manager at Madrid. Oldest brother Enzo plays at Lausanne, whilst Theo and Elyaz are still in Madrid's youths
The Gudjohnsens have a fantastic story not many can rival. Because as father Arnor Gudjohnsen subbed off during his final national team game for Iceland in 1996, his substitute was his son! 17-year old Eidur Gudjohnsen took his place, and the rest is history
The story of the Gudjohnsen family has only just started, however. Eidur's oldest son, Sveinn Aron, plays for Spezia in Serie B. 16-year old Andri Lucas Gudjohnsen signed for Real Madrid last summer, while youngest son, Daniel Tristan Gudjohnsen is playing for Barcelona's youths!
Harald "Dutte" Berg is a Bodø/Glimt-legend in Norway, and so is his oldest son Runar. Ørjan Berg is perhaps most known for his time at Rosenborg, though he also spent time at Bodø. Ørjan's son, Patrick, is currently playing at Bodø/Glimt. Three generations of Bergs represented!
There is something about Danes and football. In the case of Finn Laudrup, he had quite a career to look back upon with 19 caps for Danmark. However, his sons Michael (102 caps) and Brian Laudrup (82 caps) are perhaps two of the absolute greatest players Denmark have ever seen
One of Iran's heros from the 1998 World Cup is goalkeeper Ahmad Abedzadeh, who shut out the US in the group stage. His son, Amir Abedzadeh, has replicated his father 20 years later and plays for Maritimo in Portugal
The name "Blind" is synonymous with Ajax, whether it is Danny or Daley Blind you're talking about. Both have captained the side, and played for Netherlands. Whilst Danny won the Champions League with Ajax, Daley has won the Europa League during his time at Manchester United
Henrik Larsson is best known for his time at Celtic, but did you know he once took the pitch in the Swedish fifth division alongside his then 15-year old son Jordan? Henrik would go on to manage Jordan at Helsingborg as well!
The only African Ballon d'Or winner is George Weah of Liberia. His son, Timothy Weah, is currently turning heads at Paris Saint-Germain. However, he will never *really* replicate his father by winning another for Africa, but he could become the first American to win it!
Perhaps the greatest father/son-combo in Norwegian football is Odd Iversen and his son Steffen. Odd is by many considered the best striker in Norwegian history, but his son might rival that! Both Odd and Steffen are Rosenborg legends, whilst many remember Steffen from Tottenham
Giovanni Simeone at Fiorentina is one of Europe's most exciting attackers, and has made his way to the Argentinian national team. However, he will never play for his father Diego Simeone, as father Diego has said "it could affect their relationship"
There seems to be a thing with sons of former greats at Fiorentina. Federico Chiesa is the son of former goalmachine Enrico Chiesa, who alos played for Fiorentina when at the height of his powers
Russian Alexei Eremenko Sr had a stint at Finnish side HJK Helsinki from 1999 to 2003, in which his son, Alexei Eremenko Jr also played for the side! Father and son Eremenko even won the league together in Finland. Younger son Roman Eremenko is known for his time at CSKA Moscow
In Ghana, the name Abedi Pelé is footballing royalty. He won CL with Marseille in 92/93. His sons are not that far away from him. You might know 'em: André Ayew plays (on loan) at Fenerbahce, Jordan Ayew is on loan at Crystal Palace and Ibrahim Ayew plays for Europa in Gibraltar
Remember Rivaldo? Of course you do! As a director at Brazilian side Mogi Mirim, he decided to come out of retirement at age 43, in order to play alongside his 20-year old son, aptly named Rivaldinho
The footballer Marquitos won LaLiga with Madrid five times in the 50s/60s. His son, Marcos, racked up a total of 22 caps for Spain and played for both Atlético Madrid and Barcelona. Marcos' son is Marcos Alonso, who currently plays for Chelsea, and has won the Premier League
Valentino Mazzola played for the legendary "Grande Torino" side that dominated Serie A in the 40s. He passed away in a tragic plane crash alongside his team in 1949. His son, Sandro Mazzola, grew up to honor his father by winning the European Cup with Inter in 1964 and 1965
Frank Lampard Sr is a West Ham legend, and even put on the England kit on a few occasions. However, his career has been overshadowed by his son, Frank Lampard Jr, who goes down as perhaps the greatest English midfielder of his generation (or Scholes. Or Gerrard. You pick)
Steve Bruce never played for England (how is that possible!?) but he can look back at a fantastic career. Actually, he was the man to seal Man United's first PL title. He also managed son Alex, also a centre back. The two won promotion to the Premier League with Hull in 2016
Carles Busquets was the backup to Zubizarreta during Cruyff's "Dream Team", but still managed to have a very decorated career. However, his son (on the left in this picture) is a kid by the name of Sergio Busquets. Seven LaLigas, Three Champions Leagues, World Cup and EURO winner
Charly Musonda Sr had a good career, but is perhaps best known for his sons. Charly Jr is at Chelsea ( on loan at Vitesse). His other sons, Tika and Lamisha, were also signed by Chelsea, are now at Llagostera B. Remarkably, "the Musonda boys" have all played for Belgium youths
Glenn Hysén has one of the more storied careers in Swedish football, and played for teams such as Liverpool. His son, Tobias Hysén, has become a legend at IFK Göteborg and has announced that he will retire at the end of this season. Both represented Sweden on numerous occasions
Glenn, however, has more sons, One of them is Anton Hysén. In 2011 he came out as gay and became only the second active footballer to do so, after Justin Fashanu. 27-year old Anton played in the lower leagues in Sweden. The final brother, Alexander, played at Östersund
The greatest Finnish footballer is Jari Litmanen. He played well into his 40s. Jari's father, Olavi, actually played five caps for Finland himself and was a serial cup winner with Reipas/FC Lahti. But it was not only Olavi who played, Jari's mother, Alice,also won cups with Lahti
Speaking of players with successful mother and father: Leroy Sané! He is the son of former Senegal international Souleyman Sané and Olympic bronze medalist in rhytmic gymnastics Regina Weber. Leroys brother, Kim played for Schalke II (now retired), while Sidi is at Schalke youths
Bob and Michael Bradley are perhaps the most well-known father and son of American football (it's not soccer, dammit). Whilst Bob did not really cut it as a pro footballer, he has managed the likes of USA and Egypt, whilst son Michael is perhaps best known for his time at Roma
When it comes to England, the names Mark Chamberlain and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have both impact the national team. Mark had great spells at the likes of Port Vale and Portsmouth, whilst Alex is currently plying his trade at Liverpool, and featured at the 2012 EUROs
Ian Wright will go down as one of the greatest strikers in English football. He also seems like a fantastic father. He adopted Shaun Wright-Philips at the age of three, and he grew up alongside hi youngers brother Bradley Wright-Philips, currently playing for New York Red Bulls
Hertha Berlin-manager Pal Dardai manages his son 19-year old son Palko at the German capital club. And it's quite the family affair in Berlin! Marton Dardai is the under-17 captain for Germany, and at Hertha, whilst youngest brother, Bence is 12 but plays for Germany's under-14s!
Lilian Thuram was one of the absolute heros when France won their first World Cup in 1998, scoring twice vs Croatia in the semi final. His son Marcus has also made it to the big leagues, currently playing for Guingamp in Ligue 1
Speaking of great footballers in the 90's, Patrick Kluivert quickly comes to mind! You may have heard of his son Justin at Roma, but have you heard of his younger brothers? Ruben currently plays at Utrecht, whilst Shane is in the Barcelona youth teams
Sir Alex Ferguson is perhaps the greatest ever club manager, but he did put on the boots for the likes of Rangers in his time. His son Darren, however, did feature for Manchester United, whilst Sir Alex managed. Darren eventually became a manager himself as well
South Korean legend Cha Bum-kun had a storied career in German football, as well as for South Korea. He is the nation's record goalscorer and has the most caps. You may have heard of his son, Cha Du-ri who played the 2010 World Cup for South Korea, and for the likes of Celtic
The story of the Hernández/Balcázar-family is storied in México. Tomás Balcázar, scored for México v France at 1954 World Cup. His daughter married footballer Javier Hernández, known as Chícharo. Their son, Javier "Chicharito" Hernández scored v France 56 years after his granddad
Paul Ince can look upon a fine career at clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool and Inter. His son, Tom, still has plenty of promise about him and has played for clubs such as Blackpool and Huddersfield in the Premier League
In the 1990's, an Armenian footballer by the name of Hamlet Mkhitaryan made a name for himself in French footballer. Fast forward a little over 20 years, and his son Henrikh Mkhitaryan has dazzled fans at Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United and continues to do so at Arsenal
Remember Erik "The Viking" Thorstvedt, who won the FA Cup with Tottenham? His son, Kristian, plays for Erik's former club, Viking and could play a vital role in the club's possible promotion from the second division to the top division. Kristian is only 19
Speaking of Norwegians who had great careers in England: Alf-Inge Håland impressed with both Leeds and Manchester City. His son, Erling Braut, is already hailed as the potential future of the Norwegian national team. He has signed for Red Bull Salzburg, and is only 18
You obviously know of Diego Maradona, but have you heard about his son? Diego Sinagra Maradona never made it to the heights of his famed father, but played lower leagues in Italy. He has also played several national team matches for the Italian Beach Soccer national team
Xabi Alonso dazzled us at clubs such as Real Madrid, Bayern München and Liverpool, and will forever be known as a gentleman of football. But did you know his father, Periko Alonso, was/is a hero at Real Sociedad? A Spain international, he won LaLiga with La Real in 81 and 82
Alo of love for Red Star Belgrade these days, and their captain Vujadin Savic. He is the son of Dusan Savic, a bonafide Red Star legend and who has also played for clubs such as Sporting Gijón and Lille
Brian Clough had an amazing coaching career, but performed quite well as a player. He won the European Cup twice as a manager with Nottingham Forest. His son, Nigel, also had quite the footballing career and played several times for England. Currently the manager of Burton Albion
Kai Erik Herlovsen had a great career, and spent several years at Borussia Mönchengladbach. His daughter, Isabell, has several titles with Lillestrøm and spent a part of her career in Chinese football
Whilst Egil Østenstad might be remembered for his goalscoring prowess at Southampton, his daughter Marthine would like to be remembered for stopping them. The young 17-year old defender is following in her father's footsteps and plays for Klepp in Norway
One might say that football is in Reina's blood, whether it be father Miguel Reina, who played for Barcelona and Atlético Madrid, or his son Pepe. The son has definitely outshone his father having played for the likes of Liverpool and Napoli, and has won the EUROs and World Cup
Albert Gudmundsson was the first Icelandic pro, and the father of legendary goalscorer Ingi Björn Albertsson. His daughter would eventually marry footballer and commentator @GummiBen. Their son is AZ attacker Albert Gudmundsson. That's four generations,all have scored for Iceland
Most of you have probably heard of Ronald Koeman, current manager of the Netherlands. Also a great career at clubs such as Ajax and Barcelona. His son, Ronald Koeman jr, is a goalkeeper at FC Oss
Gøran Søloth is a Rosenborg legend, but also had stints at the likes of Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bursaspor. He is also capped several times for Norway. The same can be said of his son, current Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sørloth
Jorge Higuaín played for both River Plate and Boca Juniors during his career, and was known as a good defender. "El Pipa" gave birth to four sons, two of them became footballers. Gonzalo has played for teams such as Real Madrid and Napoli, whilst Federico plays for Columbus Crew
Most know the career both on and off the pitch for Franz Beckenbauer. But did you know about his son, Stephan Beckenbauer? He played for Bayern's second team and in the lower leagues, and was also a youth manager at Bayern. He sadly passed away in 2015
The Brazilian striker Dondinho never had the biggest career, but made sure to take care of his son as his trainer and mentor. That boy one day grew up and became Pelé, winner of three World Cups. Pelé was a prolific which makes it bizarre that his son, Edinho, became a goalkeeper
Roger Lukaku arrived in Belgium from Zaire and made a good career for himself, having played the African Cup of Nations. However, Roger would probably be the first to admit that his career is no way near where sons Romelu Lukaku (Man United) and Jordan Lukaku (Lazio) ended up
There has not been many strikers like Jürgen Klinsmann, who had a storied career for the German national team, as well as clubs such as Bayern and Tottenham. His son, however, is a goalkeeper! Jonathan Klinsmann has several youth caps for United States and plays for Hertha Berlin
Remember the Slovenian superstar Zlatko Zahovic? Well, his son is now walking in his father's footsteps. Having made his debut for Slovenia, as well as banging in the goals for Maribor, young Luka could prove to be a chip off the old block
Nikola Milinkovic never quite made a huge career, but did feature for the likes of Almería. His sons, however, are Lazio superstar Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Torino goalkeeper (loaned out to SPAL) Vanja Milinkovic-Savic
One of the greatest footballers in Norwegian history is Svein "Matta" Mathisen, who is remembered as a legend at Start. His son, @jespermathisen , also had a fine career at the club and follows in his father's footsteps as a pundit on Norwegian television
Bojan Krkic Sr never quite became a successful footballer, but was hired as a scout for Barcelona. However, his son, Bojan Krkic Jr, has featured for the likes of Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax. He also has one cap for Spain
Perhaps the greatest scam in football was Ali Dia, who managed to fool Southampton into giving him a game. But did you know his son is quite a successful footballer? Simon Dia has played for Amiens in France and Lekhwiya in Qatar, among others
One of the real cult heros of the 90s was Moroccan attacker Mustapha Hadji, who played for the likes of Coventry. You'll be happy to know that the current assistant coach of the Moroccan national team has a son that plays as well. Samir Hadji is at Fola Esch
Henning Berg is one of very few players to win the Premier League with two teams (Blackburn and Manchester United). His son, @williamberg96 , is also a defender playing both CB and LB for Gjelleråsen in the Norwegian fourth tier
The Eggen family in Norway is very famous. Nils Arne is most famed for being Rosenborgs manager in the 90's, his son, Knut Thorbjørn was a Norway international and manager as well, while Nils Arne's grandson, Christian Eggen Rismark, now plays for Brann in Norway
Goalkeepers seem to be a theme, and who can forget Fabio Cudicini and his son, Carlo Cudicini. Fabio won the Serie A and European Cup with AC Milan, whilst son Carlo is a FA Cup winner with Chelsea
Bojan Djordjic was named the Manchester United Young Player of the Year in 2000 and won the Swedish Allsvenskan amongst several other things. He is the son of Serbian footballer Ranko Djordjic, who won the Yugoslav league and cup with Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade)
Nick Barmby had a very good career in the Premier League with the likes of Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham, and had 23 caps for England. His son, Jack, started his career at Man United, played for Leicester and is now at San Antonio FC in USA
Klaus Sammer played ten years ay Dynamo Dresden in the old East Germany, won two East German titles and had 17 caps for East Germany. He is, of course, the father of former Ballon d'Or winner, and European champion with Germany in 1996, Matthias Sammer
FC København manager Ståle Solbakken represented Norway at the World Cup in 1998 and at EURO 2000. Also played at teams such as Wimbledon. His son, Markus Solbakken, is seen as a big talent in Norway, currently at the club dad Ståle started his career as well: HamKam
German striker Uwe Rösler is a cult-hero amongst Manchester City fans and currently manages Malmö in Sweden. He married a Norwegian woman and his son Colin (named after City legend Colin Bell) is currently at NAC Breda, and plays for Norway's youth national teams
Thomas Pereira was a hero for Norwegian side Viking during his career in Norway, he now coaches the second of the club. Therefore he can see first hand that his son, Adrian, has been given his chance for the first team. Had his first assist in the Norwegian top flight this season
Atlético Madrid's Marcos Llorente is from a family of footballers, but mostly Real Madrid based. His father, Paco, won LaLiga three times with Real Madrid. His maternal grandfather was Ramón Grosso, who played at Real Madrid for 12 years, and won the European Cup with in 1966
Marcel Sabitzer has been on fire for RB Leipzig this season, especially in Champions League. But did you know he is not the only Sabitzer connected with the Red Bull teams? His father, Herfried Sabitzer, played for Casino Salzburg in the 90's, which later became Red Bull Salzburg
Meho Kodro was a Bosnian striker with stints both at Barcelona and Real Sociedad during his career, as well as getting caps for Yugoslavia and Bosnia & Hercegovina. His son, Kenan, was born in the Basque Country, and now plays for Athletic Club. He too has caps for Bosnia
In Norway Martin Ødegaard is seen as perhaps the biggest star, and has been sublime on loan at Real Sociedad this season from Real Madrid. His father, Hans-Erik Ødegaard, also had a memorable playing career, having played for the likes of Strømsgodset and Sandefjord in Norway
Gabon midfielder Pierre Aubameyang (who had his named shortened to Aubame) had a decent career in France with teams such as Le Havre and Toulouse. His son, however, has played for the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal. You guessed it; it's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Young Giovanni Reyna has just been given his debut by Borussia Dortmund at only 17 years of age, and scored a wondergoal! The American is also the son of former USA international, Claudio Reyna, who played 112 times for the American national team
On the bench for Inter in the Derby della Madonnina we find backup goalkeeper Filip Stankovic. The young Serbian follows in the foot steps of his legendary father, Dejan Stankovic, who was an integral part of the Inter side that won Serie A, the Italian cup and CL in 2009/2010
Edwin van der Sar is perhaps one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and played for the likes of Man United, Ajax and Juventus. His son, Joe van der Sar, is also a goalkeeper. Plays for Noordwijk in the third tier in the Netherlands
The Djorkaeff's is a pretty cool story. Jean Djorkaeff played for the likes of PSG, and represented France at the 1966 World Cup. His son is Youri Djorkaff, who who the World Cup in 1998. Youri's son, Jean's grandson, is Oan Djorkaeff, now at St. Mirren in Scotland
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