There are a lot of famous football brothers that the world just cannot ignore. Say for example the infamous Gary Neville and Phil Neville, Eden Hazard and his brother Thorgan Hazard, or the Italian Filippo Inzaghi and Simone Inzaghi. The brothers have successful career in football, being able to play for big clubs and millions of fortune every year. However, beside all the names mentioned just now, there are still a lot of football brothers that you should know about. You probably do not know at all that these players have brothers who are footballers as well. Below are 5 of them.
- Paul Pogba and Mathias Pogba
The first couple of bros to make the list must be Paul Pogba and his brother Mathias Pogba. We all know Paul and his turbulent Manchester United career so far, we probably know him for his dabbing and “unique” hairstyle as well. Paul is known as well as a French footballer. However, Mathias is still faithful to his Guinean native and to this day known as a Guinean professional footballer. The 26-year-old Mathias is currently a striker for Sparta Rotterdam, playing in the Eredivisie (Dutch football league). The Pogba brothers do not stop there actually because beside Paul and Mathias, there is another Pogba named Florentin Pogba, who is the twin brother of Mathias and older brother to Paul, who is now currently playing for Saint-Étienne in French Ligue 1.
- Luis Suárez and Paolo Suárez
Luis Suárez is one of the most prominent football players in the world so far. He has great career with Barcelona as well as with the Uruguayan National Team. He is also known for his controversial biting habit. Little did we know that Luis Suárez has an older brother who is a professional footballer as well. His name is Paolo Suárez. He is six years older than Luis and is a great footballer as well. Even though Paolo never managed to play to Europe, Paolo was selected to play for Uruguay’s under-20 team. This caused his little brother Luis to idolize him so much and determined to be a footballer like his big brother. It turned out that Luis becomes more successful than Paolo eventually. Today, Paolo is still a professional football player, playing as a midfielder for Isidro Metapán. It is a team in the Salvadoran Primera División. You can probably recognize Paolo immediately when you see his picture in the team because Paolo has almost the exact same face with Luis. They’re indeed brothers.
- Toni Kroos and Felix Kroos
Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos is an impressive footballer. This German footballer has won everything, from La Liga champion title, Champions League winning title, to World Cup winner with Germany. Toni, however, has a little brother who is a footballer as well. The name of the younger brother is Felix Kroos. He is more like twins to Toni than brother. Being only 15 months younger than Toni, Felix also has striking simliarity to Toni. People can hardly tell the physical difference between Toni and Felix. However, the football career’s fortune seems to be more on Toni’s side. While his older brother constantly triumphs with Real Madrid and German national team, Felix is still struggling. He is now currently playing as a midfielder for Union Berlin, a club in German second division. Felix is not bad at all in the club. As a matter of fact he is now the current team captain of Union Berlin. agen sbobet terpercaya
- Wesley Sneijder and Rodney Sneijder
Wesley Sneijder is a professional footballer from the Netherlands. He has played for many big teams, including Real Madrid, Ajax, and Inter Milan in the past. Wesley Sneijder also has impressive career with the Dutch national team. People do not know very well that the 33-year-old footballer has a little brother who is a footballer as well. Rodney Sneijder is the much-younger brother of Wesley Sneijder. He is seven years younger than Wesley. Just like his big brother, Rodney also found football as his passion and so far he has been playing for several clubs. The Dutch footballer plays as midfielder for Ajax, FC Utrecht, and several other teams in the Netherlands. He even played for Scottish Dundee United. Even though Rodney’s football career is not as impressive as Wesley when he was his age, at least the young Sneijder keep on trying. Recently, Wesley went back to the Netherlands and joined amateur Eerste Klasse club DHSC. The interesting fact about that is the assistant coach of DHSC now is another Sneijder brother named Jeffrey Sneijder, older brother of Wesley and Rodney. Before being an assistant coach, Jeffrey was an active footballer as well, often encouraging his younger brothers Wesley and Rodney to play football in their youth. Apparently football already runs in the family for a long time.
- Bastian Schweinsteiger and Tobias Schweinsteiger
Who doesn’t know Bastian Schweinsteiger? He is a prominent German midfielder who had successful long-term career with Bayern Munchen and Germany National Team. Even though Bastian Schweinsteiger had disastrous time with Manchester United after leaving Bayern Munchen, he seems to be redeeming himself pretty well by currently playing for Chicago Fire, a Major League Soccer club in the USA. Little did we know, Bastian Schweinsteiger has an older brother who was a footballer as well. His name is Tobias Schweinsteiger. Tobias is two years Bastian’s senior and now already retiring as football players. However, Tobias does not leave the football world for entirely. He is now the assistant manager of the Bayern Munich under-17 team, the team where his little brother Bastian used to play.
Those are five pairs of footballer brothers that people mostly do not know about. It is probably because one brother is so successful and the other is not so much. However, the less famous brother still have the right to be recognized as often as the other famous brother. Let’s hope that their career will be even better in the future and can be in the same level as their famous brother.