We all know it is possible for these kids to follow in their father’s footsteps and become superstars in football, but the opposite is also possible. A good example is Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff and his son Jordi Cruyff who never really made it in football like his father. Now let us look at current and former footballers and their kids;
6. Rooney’s son Kai
Wayne Rooney's son Kai is training with Manchester City.
He's already ahead of John Stones in the race for a starting place 😂 pic.twitter.com/7hLtwIzQ97
— UNILAD Sport (@UNILADFooty) December 16, 2016
Former Manchester United Captain Wayne Rooney’s son Kai has already shown the signs. At the end of every season, players come with their families and Kai has been quick to grab the opportunity to show the whole world what he can do. In a few years, you might have to put up with another fierce Rooney on your screen. His father captained Everton and now he is the leader again at DC United.
5.Van Persie’s son Shaqueel
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON..
Robin Van Persie’s son Shaqueel scores his first goal for Feyenoord u12’s.. 👊🏼
— TheRealCasuals (@Real_Casuals_66) March 21, 2018
If you can recall the young Van Persie joining Arsenal from Feyenoord, then you can paint an image of Shaqueel Van Persie. He plays with his left foot and he can take on a number of players just like his father. He joined Feyenoord academy to start off his football development where his father started. We will wait keenly to see if we will see another flying goal in the next few years.
4. Messi son Thiago
Leo Messi on his son Thiago: "He's starting to understand, more or less. He likes to go to the stadium and watch games. Sometimes at home he sees me and calls me Messi like the fans do" pic.twitter.com/9COggBtKxK
— UNILAD Sport (@UNILADFooty) November 25, 2017
Still a very young boy but according to credible sources, Thiago has already shown a lot of interest in football. His father has lifted 5 Ballon d’Or awards so far. He has also helped his club Barcelona deliver many trophies. The hope Thiago can break that record one day.