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Incredible Reddit Thread Lists Footballers You Did Not Know Were Related

Incredible Reddit Thread Lists Footballers You Did Not Know Were Related

Reddit users have created the ultimate thread of footballers you didn't know were related and it features some huge names we had no idea about.

Fans will no doubt be aware of the Charlton brothers or the Ferdinand family, but what about the more obscure pairs?

One of the most bizarre discoveries is that Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Premier League cult hero Mark Viduka are actually cousins.

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Check out the top picks below.

Luka Modric and Mark Viduka - cousins

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Thiago Alcantara and Rafinha - brothers

Jay-Jay Okocha and Alex Iwobi - uncle and nephew

Lionel Messi and Bojan Krkic - fourth cousins

Kevin-Prince Boateng and Jerome Boateng - half-brothers

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Leroy Fer and Patrick van Aanholt - cousins

Gini Wijnaldum and Royston Drenthe - cousins

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Carl Cort, Leon Cort and Ruben Loftus-Cheek - half-brothers

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Juninho Paulista and Philippe Coutinho - distant cousins

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Didier Drogba and Olivier Tebily - cousins

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Jordan Andre Ayew (brothers) - the sons of Abedi Pele

Some of these are genuinely bizarre.

Juninho Paulista and Philippe Coutinho's relation is fitting, considering Coutinho overtake Juninho to become the highest scoring Brazilian in Premier League history.

One of the strangest connections is Lionel Messi to former Barcelona prodigy Bojan Krkic.

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The duo are very distant cousins are were also linked together on the pitch for some time.

Messi and Bojan burst onto the scene in the mid-2000's at Barcelona and while Messi has gone on to become one of the world's greatest players, Bojan slipped out of the limelight.

He currently plays his football for Montreal Impact in MLS and the Spaniard himself has admitted he struggled being compared to Messi.

"In the end, I know my qualities and I know I'm not Messi. I'm Bojan," he told The Guardian per Goal.

"If people want to say 'This guy was not the new Messi', okay, yeah I was not the new Messi."

What do you think is the most bizarre football relation?

Let us know in the comments below.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Thiago, Lists, Legends, Luka Modric

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