Relationships in the world of football have become things that we often hear. Like Yaya and Kolo Toure, Rio and Anton Ferdinand, and more. But this time, Footchampion will summarize a number of players who have relationships which are not only as siblings but also uncles to cousins.
Who are these players? Footchampion presents this following threads…
1. Jay-Jay Okocha and Alex Iwobi
Many people like Alex Iwobi at his first appearance. His smart and impressive playing style managed to impress many people. Starting his career at Arsenal, Iwobi has already taken public attention.
But do you know if Iwobi is a cousin of the legendary player, Jay-Jay Okocha? For his young age, it is not impossible for Iwobi to compete with his uncle’s great skill.
2. McDonald Mariga and Victor Wanyama
Kenya may be known as a country that produced more sprinters rather than great footballers. But the two famous names such as McDonald Mariga and Victor Wanyama prove that Kenya still has some potential footballers.
It should be noted that both players were born from the same womb. McDonald Mariga and Victor Wanyama are brothers. The career of the two brothers is quite promising.
3. Joel Matip & Marvin Matip and Joseph-Desire Job
You should know that Joel Matip and Marvin Matip have blood relations as siblings. However, the two players have their own different positions. Joel Matip plays as a defender, while his brother plays as a midfielder.
The Matip brothers are also the cousins of Middlesbrough legend, Joseph Desire Job.
4. David Ospina and James Rodriguez
David Ospina and James Rodriguez often spend time together on the field as they are teammates at the Colombian national team. Not only on the field but these two players also often gather as a family.
James Rodriguez has a family relationship with Ospina after this Bayern Munchen player married the goalkeeper’s sister, Daniella Ospina.
5. Seydou Keita and Mohamed Sissoko
The former of Liverpool player Mohamed Sissoko, in fact, have a relationship with another footballer, Seydou Keita. Both are cousins.
This should be noted as both of them also have the lineage of African football legend, Selif Keita. Selif Keita was a great footballer in 1963 to 1980 period. He won the title of African best player in 1970.
6. Marek Hamsik and Walter Gargano
The former of Napoli player, Marek Hamsik has a relationship with Walter Gargano. Both had been teammates in Naples before finally, Gargano decided to leave. Hamsik and Gargano became brothers-in-law after that Uruguayan player married Hamsik’s sister, Michaela, in 2012.
7. Thiago & Rafinha Alcantara and Rodrigo Moreno
Thiago and Rafinha Alcantara are two famous names in the football world. Both are recently known as talented players. This predicate is apparently reasonable as these two brothers are the descendants of Brazilian legend, Mazinho.
Rafinha and Thiago still also have a relationship with the former Benfica player, Rodrigo Moreno. These three players are actually cousins.
So, those are the lists of footballers who turn out to be also connected in a family relationship. How’s it, football lovers? Please write your comments below and don’t forget to like and share.