Football has changed significantly in the last few years. Today, technology has been embraced in a certain degree in the game. The transfer market has also gone crazy since PSG paid a crazy transfer fee to sign Neymar from Barcelona. Billionaires have bought clubs and they are ready to pump in more cash to grow their investment. However, we still love watching the beautiful. Today, we want to focus on great football brothers who have entertained us in recent history.
7. Rio and Anton Ferdinand
Thoughts and prayers with Rio and Anton Ferdinand after their mum has passed away after a battle with cancer. Stay strong lads. pic.twitter.com/qglbQrn8H4
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) July 13, 2017
Rio enjoyed a successful career with Manchester United and England national team. He won every trophy available in club level and collected 81 caps for the Three Lions. He also played in three World Cup finals. He is regarded as one of the best English defenders of all time.
On the other hand, his young brother Anton has been a shadow of his brother. He has spent his time entire career in lower ranked teams like West Ham, Queens Park Rangers, Sunderland and currently at Southend United. The 33-year-old does not have a senior cap for England but represented his country in U-18, 20 and 21.
6. Andre and Jordan Ayew
Andre and Jordan Ayew gon switch colors when they return to England!! pic.twitter.com/gHFcdBbYyW
— KMF ➡ (@SamaHitso) January 29, 2017
Abedi Pele sons Andre and Jordan Ayew now play together at Swansea City. The two had different career paths in France and later Aston Villa and West Ham. They now need to combine upfront to try and help their club be promoted back to the Premier League. Ghana also needs them for AFCON and 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
5. Kevin-Prince and Jerome Boateng
Two brothers whose careers seem to be heading in two different directions, Jerome chose to play for Germany and he has won even the World Cup. He also joined Bayern Munch where he has won everything available in the club level.
On the other hand, Kevin-Prince has not received a prince treatment for both club and country. In club level, he never really seems to settle anywhere. In 2015/16 he played for Serie A giants AC Milan, 2016/17 Las Palmas in La Liga, 2017/18 he signed for Eintracht Frankfurt and this summer he has signed for Italian club Sassuolo. The decision to play for Ghana International also backfired badly due to indiscipline.
4. Rafinha and Thiago Alcantara
— We Love Barça (@Weloba_en) May 4, 2015
One plays for Brazil and the other plays for Spain. One plays for Barcelona and the other plays for Bayern Munich. One plays as an attacking midfielder and the other as a more central midfielder respectively. They are all classy players and great sons of former Brazilian footballer Mazinho who won World Cup with Brazil in 1994.