Soccer Fathers & Sons!

Post by Giorgio Pirelli

Soccer fever runs high amongst enthusiasts from different nations, it also runs amongst siblings and close friends. But did you know it also runs in the genes, with fathers and sons both taking the pitch? Here’s a glimpse at some renowned father and son duos taking centre stage on the pitch, even though separated by a ten years or much more…Cha Bum-Kun and Cha Doo-RiCha Bum-Kun is regarded as the best South Korean player actually and one of the best soccer skills to be imported into the German Bundesliga. Awarded the title ‘Asia’s Player of the Century’, he very first played for Frankfurt before shifting on to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. Possessing played more than 100 games for Korea Republic in the course of his job, like the 1986 Globe Cup, Cha Bum-Kun is now the supervisor of the Suwon Bluewings. While playing for Bayer Leverkusen, he scored 52 targets and played an important function in Leverkusen winning the UEFA Cup in 1988.

His son, Cha Doo-Ri has big sneakers to fill. Born in Germany even though his father played for Frankfurt, Doo-Ri spent his increasing many years in Germany, and presently plays for Freiburg. Doo-Ri has enormous expectations from himself and hopes to follow his popular and gifted father’s footsteps. Learning from Bum-Kun’s encounter as a seasoned soccer player, Doo-Ri feels his father’s insights have served him make the transition as a expert player. Recognized for his killer instinct in front of the goal, Leverkusen’s manager Ilja Kaenzig is waiting for Doo-Ri to acclimate himself to the rigors of the Bundesliga and join the crew in the near future. Doo-Ri is equally eager to dress in the Leverkusen soccer shirt, just like his father the moment did…

Cesare and Paolo MaldiniWhich soccer fan doesn’t know the Italian Maldini’s? Father Cesare, and son Paolo, have had the honor of lifting the European Cup as AC Milan’s captain. Cesare, who wore the range 25 soccer shirt, represented his region in the course of the 1962 and 1966 Globe Cups, and went on to turn into coach after retirement. His son, Paolo, ended his 25 12 months lengthy job after winning quite a few club and global honors, like the Champions League title in 2003. The same title was won by his father 40 many years in the past. Today, Cesare’s grandson, Christian, carries on the loved ones custom of playing for AC Milan, although he’s nevertheless in the youth team.

Johan and Jordi CruyffIf you are not familiar with the name Johan Cruyff, you don’t know your soccer! That’s the legendary status of this Dutch soccer star. Regarded as the best footballer from Netherlands, and 1 of the best in the earth, Johan sadly couldn’t win a Earth Cup although he liked fantastic accomplishment at clubs like Barcelona, Ajax and Feyenord. His son Jordi, had a pretty productive career as attacking midfielder at Barca and Guy U, and is now at Valletta, a Maltese club. As for his father, the thrice named ‘European Footballer of the Year’ went on to handle Ajax and Barca. Johan Cruyff is don’t forget for introducing Total Football to the Dutch crew. In 2007, Ajax retired the number 14 soccer uniforms in honor of Johan Cruyff…

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