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?
Check out the top picks below.
Luka Modric and Mark Viduka - cousins
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
Leroy Fer and Patrick van Aanholt - cousins
Gini Wijnaldum and Royston Drenthe - cousins
Carl Cort, Leon Cort and Ruben Loftus-Cheek - half-brothers
Lomana and Kazenga LuaLua (brothers) - cousins to Yannick Bolasie
Juninho Paulista and Philippe Coutinho - distant cousins
Didier Drogba and Olivier Tebily - cousins
Romelu Lukaku and Jordan Lukaku (brothers) - cousins to Boli Bolingoli
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.
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.
17-year-old Bojan Krkic for FC Barcelona during 2007/2008 season:
The New Messi. Such a shame he never made it to the top. pic.twitter.com/MirrlSImu3
- Football Talent Scout - Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) April 15, 2020
"If people want to say 'This guy was not the new Messi', okay, yeah I was not the new Messi."
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