11 Footballers And Their Famous Fathers
Our dads are there to catch us when we fall and pick us up when we're down. They hold our hands when we are lost and guide us when we need help. Our dads are our number one supporters and we dream of the day we can make them proud — we want to be just like them.
These 11 footballers not only have famous fathers, but they followed in their footsteps and continued their legacy out on the pitch. Take a look at the these players and their fathers in celebration of Father’s Day.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, granddads and anyone who plays the role of father. We thank you and love you.
Peter Schmeichel: A Danish former professional who is most known for his time as goalkeeper for Manchester United, where he was captain in 1999. He was voted IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper in '92 and '93.
Kasper Schmeichel: A Danish professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Leicester City and the Denmark national team.
Zinedine Zidane: A retired French footballer who is currently the manager of Real Madrid. He was named one of the best European footballers of the past 50 years and is known as one of the greatest players of all time.
Enzo Zidane: A French footballer who plays midfield for Real Madrid Castilla.
Souleymane Sane: A retired Senegalese footballer who played as a striker. He later went on to coach the Zanzibar national team.
Leroy Sane: Professional footballer who plays for Manchester City and the German national team.
Patrick Kluivert: A former professional player who played as striker. He is most known for his time with Ajax, FC Barcelona and the Netherlands national team. He went on to become a coach and director for Paris Saint-Germain.
Justin Kluivert: Currently players as a right winger for Ajax.
Mark Chamberlain: An English former international footballer. He began his professional career with Port Vale in 1978 but was later sold to Stoke City.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: He plays as a winger for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national team.
Diego Simeone: He is currently the manager for Atletico Madrid in La Liga, but he started his club career in 1987. He played midfield and found great success at various World Cups and Olympic Games.
Giovanni Simeone: He’s an Argentine professional footballer who plays striker for Italian club Genoa.
Rivaldo: A Brazilian former professional who played as an attacking midfielder as well as a second striker. He's most known for winning the World Cup with Brazil in 2002. He is currently the president of Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube in Brazil.
Rivaldinho: Plays as a forward for Romanian club Dinamo București.
Gheorghe Hagi: A former professional footballer, considered one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe during the 1980s and 90s as well as the greatest Romanian footballer of all time.
Ianis Hagi: A Romanian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Italian club ACF Fiorentina's Primavera squad.
Zinedine Zidane: Currently the manager of Real Madrid, but is known for his great success as an attacking midfielder for the French national team, Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid.
Luca Zidane: A French footballer who plays goalkeeper for Real Madrid's youth team.
Paolo Maldini: Played as a left back and central defender for A.C. Milan and the Italy national team. He spent all 25 seasons of his career in Serie A with Milan before retiring in 2009 at the age of 41.
Christian Maldini: Plays for Hamrun Spartans in the Maltese Premier League.
Arnor Gudjohnsen: An Icelandic former footballer who played as a striker with Belgian club Anderlecht. He was the top scorer in 1986-87 season.
Eidur Gudjohnsen: Professional footballer who last played for Indian club Pune City and as a forward for the Iceland national team and Barcelona. He's considered the greatest footballer Iceland has ever produced.