Thursday, September 3, 2009

Less Famous Brothers of Well-Known Soccer Players

This is a list of active professional soccer brothers (one famous, one relatively unknown) playing around the world.

Gonzalo Higuain - Real Madrid
Federico Higuain plays for Godoy Cruz in the Argentine Primera

Tim Cahill - Everton
Chris Cahill is a member of the Samoa national team and plays for St George Saints in the New South Wales Winter Super League (Australia)

Aliaksandr Hleb - Stuttgart
Vyacheslav Hleb plays for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League

Kaka - Real Madrid
Younger brother Digão plays for Lecce in Serie B, on loan from AC Milan

Samuel Eto'o - Inter Milan
Younger brother Daniel plays for CF Reus Deportiu in the Spanish fourth division
Younger brother Etienne plays for Real Mallorca in Spain

Kolo (Man City) and Yaya (Barca) Toure
Younger brother Ibrahim plays for Al-Ittihad in the Syrian Premier League

Tomáš Rosický - Arsenal
Jiří Rosický plays for Bohemians in the Czech league

Titus Bramble - Wigan
Tesfaye "Tes" Bramble plays for Leiston in the Eastern Counties League (lv.9) in England

Phil Jagielka - Everton
Stephen Jagielka plays for AFC Telford United in the Conference North (lv.6) in England

Joleon Lescott - Man City
Aaron Lescott plays for Bristol Rovers in League One

John Terry - Chelsea
Paul Terry plays for Rushden & Diamonds in the Conference National (lv.5) in England

Florent Malouda - Chelsea
Lesly Malouda plays for Dijon FCO in France's Ligue 2

Christoph Metzelder - Real Madrid
Malte Metzelder plays for FC Ingolstadt in the German 2.Bundesliga

Bastian Schweinsteiger - Bayern Munich
Tobias Scweinsteiger plays for SpVgg Unterhaching in the German Regionalliga Sud (lv.4)

Carlos Vela - Arsenal
Alejandro Vela plays for Cruz Azul in Mexico

Clarence Seedorf - AC Milan
Chedirc Seedorf plays for Monza in Italy's Lega Pro Prima Divisione (lv.3) on loan from AC Milan

Wesley Sneijder - Inter Milan
Jeffrey Sneijder plays winger for USV Elinkwijk in the Dutch Zondag hoofdklasse A (lower leagues)

Nwankwo Kanu - Portsmouth
Chris Kanu plays for Owerri Stampede Nigeria FC on loan from Eagle Cement in Nigeria

Oguchi Onyewu - AC Milan
Oguchi Uche plays for Enyimba International FC in Nigeria and has appeared for the Nigerian National Team

El Hadji Diouf - Blackburn
Dame Diouf most recently played for SV Meppen in the German Oberliga Nord (lv.4) He is currently a free agent

DaMarcus Beasley - Rangers
Jamar plays for the Rockford Rampage in the US National Indoor Soccer League

Ryan Giggs - Manchester United
Rhodri Giggs plays for Salford City FC in the English Norther Premier League (lv.7/8)

Wayne Rooney - Manchester United
John Rooney plays for Macclesfield Town in England's League Two


  1. Wayne Rooey has a brother, John, who plays for Maccelsfield.

  2. Who is this Wayne Rooey you speak of? :)

    Thanks, I'll add Wayne and John to the list.

  3. I think that Anton Ferdinand kinda qualifies because well, nobody really pays attention to him

  4. Hello!
    I think Wesley Sneijder has another brother: Rodney Sneijder.
    He plays in AFC Ajax Youth Team!
    And I thing Steven Gerrard also has a brother that plays soccer, bu I'm not sure.

  5. Halil and Hamit Altintop (Bayern Munich and Schalke 04)

  6. Gio dos santos TOTTENHAM and Jona Dos Santos Barcelona B
    Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid and Brian Ronaldo he plays for San Marcos in the ford park league
    those are brothers 2

  7. Steven Gerrard has a cousin, Anthony, who I think plays for Hull City. What about Mikel Alonso (Xabi ALonso) and Unai Casilas (Iker Casillas)?

  8. Archie Thompsons brother played in the Premier league in Albury/Wodonga a few years ago....archie got all the talent

  9. José Callejon and Juanmi, Jerome and Kevin Prince Boateng ;)

  10. Scott Carson (in this moment Bursaspor, former Charlton Ath, WBA) has a younger brother Grant (who plays in Scotland, but I'm not sure where)

  11. Oguchi Uche is not Oguchi Onyewu's brother. They may be related but not brothers. Uche Onyewu is Oguchi Onyewu's brother.