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Brothers united together in the Premier League

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Since the formation of the Premier League in 1992, there hasn't been too many set of brothers to grace the top-flight. Take a look at which brothers have played with each other...with the exception of the Wallace brothers.

The Wallace's - Southampton, 1988-89

Rod, Danny and Ray were the triple sibling that all played for Southampton. The trio were the first brothers to play a professional English match in 67 years.

Danny was an established Saints player before his twin brothers made their way through the ranks at the club.

The twins then moved on to Leeds in 1991 while Danny joined Manchester United in 1989 but his career came to an early finished when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

The Neville's - Manchester United, 1995-2005

Both Gary and Phil broke through to the United first team in the mid-90's. Despite Phil's cricket ability he decided football was the way forward.

The duo won a handful of trophies including the Premier League, Champions League and the FA Cup.

In 2005, Phil signed for Everton and retired at the end of last season but re-joined the Reds as a coach and Gary stayed at Old Trafford eventually captaining the side. He has since retired and joint Sky Sports pundit team.

The Da Silva's - Manchester United, 2008-present

The identical twins arrived at Old Trafford from Brazilian side Fluminense in 2008.

Rafael quickly established himself and has featured regularly at right-back, whereas Fabio has spent time away from United, most recently on loan at Queens Park Rangers last season.

Funny fact: Fabio once picked up a booking for a foul Rafael committed in a Carling Cup match with Barnsley in 2009 - it was later switched to Rafael.

The Toure's - Manchester City, 2010-2013

Kolo arrived at City from Arsenal and Yaya came from Barcelona. Kolo, who plays centre-back has recently left Manchester for Liverpool, whereas Yaya is still playing regularly. The pair both won the Premier League with the club in 2012.

The Caldwell's - Wigan, 2010-11

The brothers both started there careers at Newcastle before leaving the duo both had spells at Hibernian and Celtic. After Steven joined Wigan his younger brother Gary later joined the Latics. Gary established himself as club captain although Steven only made 13 starts under Roberto Martinez.

The Riises - Fulham, 2011-12

John Arne followed brother Bjorn to the English capital to Fulham in 2011. John Arne is arguably the bigger name after having a spell at Liverpool.

I wonder when the next set of brothers will play together in the same team in the Barclays Premier League?

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