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England: Famous footballing families

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Over the years we have witnessed a number of  families that have blessed the footballing world with more than one talented player. 

Based on these famous football families it seems very much luck like genes play a part.

If two brothers can play in a World Cup final together there has to be something said for nature over nurture in football. The odds of becoming a professional footballer aren’t good. 

Only the fewest of the few make a living from the game and an even smaller number make it to the level that regularly puts them before our eyes. The Charlton brothers (Jack and Bobby) played a pivotal role in 1966 World Cup. 

The Ameobi brothers - Shola, Sammy and Tomi are one more talented families in the game. 

Shola Ameobi & Sammy Ameobi play for Newcastle United. Tomi Ameobi plies his trade for VPS Vaasa.

The enigmatic Brian Clough was a prolific goal scorer for Middlesborough & Sunderland. On the other hand Brian's son Nigel Howard Clough was capped 14 times by England. 

Les Ferdinand led the way for cousins Rio and Anton Ferdinand. Les Ferdinand was a flamboyant character during his playing days. He was the first player to score for six different clubs. 

Rio Ferdinand played a pivotal role in Manchester United's 20th Premier League title win. He has also been a member of three World Cup squads. 

Anton Ferdinand was a product of the West Ham United academy and went on to play in the Hammers first-team before moving to Sunderland and QPR.

We all know that Rio Ferdinand was a successful centre back from Manchester United and England.

The Lampard Family is considered one of the most talented families in English football. Frank Lampard Sr played for West Ham United and won two caps for England. 

His son Frank Lampard Jr is a household name in English football, considered one of the best midfield players to ever play the game. He is also the all time leading goal scorer for his club Chelsea F.C. 

Uncle Harry Redknapp played for Tottenham and West Ham. He is also considered amongst the top-notch managers in English football. Jamie Redknapp, son of Harry Redknapp played for Liverpool, Tottenham, Southampton and Bournemouth. Redknapp was as famous for his media profile off the field as much as on it. 

These are just some of the Football stalwarts that have graces the stage of English football with their impeccable presence. 


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