Reddit thread lists footballers you didn't know were related

Barcelona's forward Bojan Krkic (R) cele

Don’t you just hate it when you hear a fact that makes you question absolutely everything?

We still remember when we first heard Ross Barkley has a Nigerian father.

Well, a Reddit thread has emerged that may do just that.

The thread lists footballers who are related to each other and, while some of them are obvious and well known, some of them we’re just hearing about for the first time.

We’ve gone down the list and have brought you some of the best ones. Some of them you will already be aware of but we guarantee some will leave you questioning everything.

Let’s take a look:

Luka Modric and Mark Viduka - cousins


Thiago Alcantara and Rafinha - brothers

Alex Iwobi and Jay-Jay Okocha - uncle and nephew

Lionel Messi and Bojan - fourth cousin

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel M

Kevin Prince Boateng and Jerome Boateng - half-brother

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

Leroy Fer and Patrick van Aanholt - cousins

Gini Wijnaldum and Royston Drenthe - cousins


Jamie Redknapp and Frank Lampard - cousins

Jordan and Andre Ayew are Abedi Pele's sons

Daniel Sturridge had two uncles who played in the Premier League, Dean and Simon Sturridge

Lomana and Kazenga LuaLua brothers are cousins to Yannick Bolasie

Coutinho and Juninho - distant cousins


Didier Drogba and Olivier Tebily - cousins

Thorgan, Eden and Kylian Hazard - brothers

Paul, Florentin and Mathias Pogba - brothers

Taulant and Granit Xhaka - brothers


Some of them really are mind-blowing.

Croatian Luka Modric and Australian Mark Viduka are related?

Lionel Messi and Bojan are distant cousins?

But our favourite is Philippe Coutinho being distant cousins with Middlesbrough legend Juninho - the player who held the record of the most goals in the Premier League by a Brazilian until the former Liverpool player beat it.

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