7 Famous Footballers Who Play The Same Position As Their Fathers

It is very eye pleasing to see young lads of footballers grow to take up the mantle of their dads.

In this article, I have gathered some lists for players who play the same position as their fathers;

1. Kasper Schmeichel

The Leicester City goalkeeper is the second generation goalkeeper in the family, he took over the gloves from his father Peter Schmeichel.

2. Eidur Gudjohnsen

Former Chelsea center-forward played the same position as his father Anor Gudjohnsen.

3. Xabi Alonso

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Spain international Xabi Alonso is the son of former Barcelona and Real Sociedad player Periko Alonso.

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The two of them played as defensive midfielders during their professional careers.

4. Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea center forward Romelu Lukaku followed in the foot steps of his father Roger Lukaku not only as a footballer but also in the same position his father played during his career.

5. Divock Origi

Liverpool center-forward Divock Origi plays the same position his father, Mike Origi, played during his playing days.

6. Wojciech Szczesny

Juventus and Poland shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny plays the same role as his father Maciej Szczesny.

Maciej Szczesny was a goalkeeper for several Polish clubs including Legia Warsaw and Polonia Warsaw.

7. Pepe Reina

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Pepe Reina who currently plays for Serie A side Lazio is the son of former Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid goalkeeper Miguel Reina





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