Football can give us some historical and very interesting brother vs brother matchups that were played. Not all of them were for big clubs but the family blood was on the field from both sides!

Kolo Toure (Liverpool) – Yaya Toure (Manchester City)

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Kolo is older 2 years. Both of them started playing football in their local club ASEK Mimozas. In year of 2000 they move to Europe. The defender Kolo Toure goes to Arsenal and becomes one of the players which were unbeatable in the season 2004-2005. The midfielder Yaya played in Beveren, Metalurg Donjeck , Monaco and Olympiakos.

In 2010, the brothers found themselves Toure to Manchester City with whom he won the title . Three years later , Kolo went to Liverpool and two brothers were in the same league , but in different teams. Last month they met each other at Wembley and Yaya was successful who won on penalties.

Andre Awey (Swansea) – Jordan Awey (Aston Vila)

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The three sons of the famous striker of Ghana 90s , Abedi Pele became players and two of them – Andre and Jordan professional . Between them and between the brothers Toure has 2 years apart (Andre now 26 and Jordan 24).

Both started in Marseille, the team with which their father won the Champions League. Both play in attack and Andre who is considered the more talented until last year played at Olympic Marseille. Jordan in 2014 played in Lorient and Andre last year without compensation as a free player made move to Swansea. When they last met in Birmingham , Swansea won the match 1:2 and both brothers scored a goal.

Kevin Prince Boateng (Ghana) – Jerome Boateng (Germany)

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These brothers are unique in that they not only play for different clubs, but for different national teams . Brothers after father, born in Berlin and the first football steps make to Hertha . The midfielder Kevin -Prince who is now 29 years was very talented but not realized as his brother . Half a year did not play in Schalke because of problems with the management, and now saves his career in Milan where already visited .

Boateng Jr. is the chief defender of Bayern Munich and the German national team. With 27 years behind has won several titles like World Cup, Bundesliga  and the Champions League . Kevin -Prince chose Ghana who played the 2010 and 2014 , and met twice against Germany where his brother Jerome played. In 2010 the Germans won 1: 0 and 4 years later Ghana and Germany played draw 2: 2 in Brazil .

Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen) – Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund)

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Those who in the last 5 years have not exactly followed the Bundesliga carefully (there are many such) may be confused. There are playing twin brothers, both play in midfield and both play for Germany. They began to play in Munchen 1860 then Sven went do Dortmund and Lars to Leverkusen. Sven won more trophies because Lars didn’t played in 2014 World Cup because he was injured.

Luuk De Jong (PSV) – Siem De Jong (Newcastle)

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These brothers since childhood did not play at the same club, except in Newcastle where Luuk stayed quite short in 2014 and Siem some game more. They both won the Dutch Cup with Ajax Amsterdam , with Twente and PSV where they play today. Both attackers spilled. Sim is rated higher, but in the last two years he lost from the transfer of Newcastle, and almost the entire season last year due to injury and difficulty to restore the rhythm. A similar story had Luuk at Mönchengladbach, but after returning to the Netherlands again gaves goals in the jersey of PSV (in Eredvise and the Champions League). Two years is the difference between them: Sim has 27 and Luc 25th.

Gabriel Milito (Barcelona) – Diego Milito (Inter)

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These brothers are accustomed to play against one another. The first defender and the second attacker. Gabriel began at Independiente and Racing Club Diego and Diego in the rival Independiente . In mid 2000s the brothers together signed in Zaragoza , but later they parted again . Gabi transferred to Barcelona and Diego who is a year older , in Italy.

In 2010 , they clashed in the semifinals of the Champions League when Inter beat Barcelona and Diego Milito scored that turned out decisive goal . The career of Gabi enden in 2012 because of severe knee injury and became a coach but 36 -year-old Diego still plays for his Racing .

Hamit Altintop (Bayern Munich) – Halil Altintop (Shalke 04)

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Another set of twins. Turks , Muslims born in Gelsenkirchen. In the mid- 2000s they began to play football in Schalke . the career of Hamit like universal midfielder went forward. He played for Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. Halil like attacker spent his entire career in the Bundesliga. They have 33 years. Hamit 4 years plays for Galatasaray , while Khalil has been long time in Augzburg .

Gary Neville ( Manchester United) – Phil Neville (Everton)

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Gary finish his career at United, Phil did not have enough space at Old Trafford and moved to Everton where he finished playing career . Currently , Gary is head coach of Valencia with 41, two years younger Phil is helper.

Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United) – Anton Ferdinand (West Ham)

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In the mid 2000s the newspapers wrote that Rio is the best defender in the world, but not in the family. Rio over the years really become the best player in the Premier League and in the world and the career of Anton has not developed as expected. After West Ham , he played in Sunderland and QPR  and in Turkey and Thailand and currently plays for Reading ( he is 31 and younger 6 years from Rio ) . In the last 5 years Anton was remembered for quarrel with John Terry and lawsuit .

Fabio Cannavaro (Parma) – Paolo Cannavaro (Napoli)

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Another known pair of brother defenders. Both began to run after the ball in his native Napoli and then moved to Parma , where they remained for 7 seasons. In 2006, Paulo returned to Napoli and continued to Sassuolo . Currently there are 35 and Fabio 43.

Ronald Koeman (Feyenord) – Erwin Koeman (Groningen)

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One of the most famous brothers in the history of Dutch football . Champion of Europe with the Netherlands in 1988. March. Photographers have painted them together in the 90s at the end of her career when the attacker Erwin returned to his native Groningen and Ronald from Barcelona went to Feyenoord . Ronald is now head coach of Southampton and Erwin and his helper . Ronald is 2 years older.

Filippo Inzaghi ( AC Milan) – Simone Inzaghi ( Lazio)

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Both began in Piacenza in early 90s as a youth . Pippo went through Verona to Parma, and later came to Atalanta Juventus and Milan which gained international acclaim and won the Scudetto , Champions League (after his goals champions AC Milan in Athens ) and WC in Italy 2006 .

Simone played in a couple of second division teams in 1999 before his reach to Lazio where he won big Scudetto in 2001 . 11 years was a member of Lazio where  today is a very successful coach of the youth. Pippo is three years older .

 

 

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