Thiago and Rafinha: more than just your average brothers
Sibling Rivalry: In celebratio Soccer · Soccer It got us thinking about some of the other footballing siblings Image: PA Images World Cup winning brothers with England in , but endured a rocky relationship. Forbidden Games tells how Justin and his brother John, aged four and three, were removed from their mother and three siblings, to be fostered by Barnardo's. “my life” became “my arch enemy”, and their relationship never recovered. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images Soccer · The G2 interview. Northern Ireland's Jonny and Corry Evans on being brothers at Euro but his relationship with his compatriots has not always been easy.
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Pierce began his career at Shamrock Rovers before a loan spell where he made 14 appearances at the now defunct Philadelphia Fury. Also made 61 appearances for Vancouver Whitecaps, before finishing his career at Celtic.
Older brother David had a more distinguished career with Arsenal where he made over appearances for the London club. Went on to play for and then manage Leeds, as well as take the reigns at Aston Villa. Pierce left and David in at David's testimonial. The pair face off at the World Cup. World Cup winning brothers with England inbut endured a rocky relationship. It plainly obvious that both players have an incredible amount of talent, but their work ethic and desire to bounce back from adversity is admirable.
Thiago scored his second and last goal of the season on 23 Februarybut just six days later he suffered one of the worst injuries any athlete can imagine — a knee ligament tear. Throughout his recovery, he vlogged his experiences as he aimed to get back to full fitness, releasing a four-part mini documentary, named after number of days his recovery took.
Appearances from Rafinha show just how close the two are, and how much the Barcelona man looks up to his older brother: He is a father, a brother and my best friend.
He is a wonderful person. He has a great heart, a strong character and a person who knows what he wants. Somebody you can trust in. Somebody you can talk to about anything, and whatever you need, he will help you. Thiago wrote a heart-warming message to his younger brother via Instagram, showing his support for his brother: What's not to like?
Getty One is a World-Cup-winning captain and perhaps the best defender of the modern era.
The other is a jobbing Serie A stalwart, still going at Points deducted for that imbalance, but you imagine the assorted members of the Cannavaro clan are fairly proud of the family's achievements. Erwin didn't quite hit the same heights but still clocked up 31 games for the national side. They now work together at Southampton. Jerome — a flop at Manchester City a few years ago — has matured into one of Germany's stalwarts, while Kevin-Prince comes out of international retirement every time Ghana reach a big competition.
Just look at them! Getty Slightly odd-looking blonde brothers who came through the Ajax academy, the Witschge's were basically prototype versions of the De Boers. Bonus points for playing exactly the same number of games 31 for the Oranje.
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They play in the same position. More of this please, world. Getty The sons of World Cup winner Mazinho, these two could follow in the Boatengs' footsteps and play for different national teams: