Football like any other Sport needs not only talent but also hard work to succeed. A big name is not enough for anybody to make it in the game. It is a matter of dedication and commitment to turn every stone to be the best. Today, we want to take a look at six sons of footballers overshadowed by their famous dads.
6. Bebeto son Mattheus
Official: Sporting have signed Estoril midfielder Mattheus Oliveira(Bebeto's son) on a 5-year deal, including a €60m release clause. pic.twitter.com/pJ8Kl5gIWa
— Jan Hagen (@PortuBall) May 25, 2017
World Cup 1994 winner Bebeto son Mattheus is trying very hard but things are not working out well. The father would do anything to see his son do well like him but the story is not the same. The 23-year-old joined Sporting Lisbon from Estoril for £3.5m last summer. However, he was shipped out on loan to Vitoria Guimaraes in January 2017after a poor six months in Portugal.
5. Rivaldo son Rivaldinho
Rivaldo (43) and his son Rivaldinho (20) both scored for Mogi Mirim in a 3-1 win over Macaé last night. Great story! pic.twitter.com/SUA39wSYBi
— FutbolBible |WorldCup (@FutbolBible) July 15, 2015
Ballon d’Or winner Rivaldo decided to call his son Rivaldinho to try and see whether the good luck can spread in the family. However, that does not seem to have worked because the 22-year-old is not anywhere near his dad heroics in 2002 World Cup. He has already played for seven clubs but the coaches are still not satisfied. He currently plays for Bulgarian side Levski Sofia after failing to impress at Dinamo Bucharest.
4. Patrick Kluivert son Justin
Patrick Kluivert was all-time Holland best scorer with 40 goals until Robin Van Persie broke that record in 2014. The former Barcelona striker netted a total of 200 club goals in a career which started at Ajax and ended in Lille. He also played for AC Milan, Newcastle United and Valencia.
The Dutch Legend son Justin made his national team debut against Portugal earlier this year. The 18-year-old has followed in the footsteps of his father. The proud dad will hope the young man can go all the way and do better than him.