7 legendary footballer's kids who are now professional footballers

7 legendary footballer's kids who are now professional footballers

They say success sometimes runs in the blood, but really it all boils down to exposure and time.

If you get to learn all about the beautiful game from the right age, then sky is the limit in terms of the possibilities one has ahead of them.

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7 legendary football stars' kids who are now pro footballers
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona duels for the ball with Enzo Zidane of Deportivo Alaves during the La Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Barcelona at Estadio de Mendizorroza on August 26, 2017.

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Well of course, other barriers exist in the football industry that mainly revolve around limited opportunity, financial constraints and at sometimes simply a case of sheer misfortune.

But with proper nurturing and dedication, you can achieve anything.

7 legendary football stars' kids who are now pro footballers
Justin Kluivert competes for the ball with Radim Reznik during the Group G match of the UEFA Champions League between AS Roma and Viktoria Plzen at Stadio Olimpico on October 2, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

With that in mind, it is certainly a great advantage to have a professional footballer as a parent because their young get exposed to the game from birth and they gain a first hand experience.

YEN.com.gh presents to you nine children of iconic footballers who have made it to some of the big leagues the world over thanks to them.

7. Christian and Daniel Maldini - (Paulo Maldini)

Christian made an attempt at picking up where his father left off at San Siro but was released by the Rossenori at age 20 after coming up the youth academy.

He now plays for Serie C side Racing Fondi.

His younger brother Daniel is a striker in AC Milan and is impressing agents and eggheads of the game.

Certainly one to look out for.

6. Enzo, Luca Theo and Elyaz Zidane - (Zinedine Zidane)

Zidane has made his own five-a-side team as his four sons are all skilled footballers.

Luca is a goalkeeper and made his debut for Real Madrid's first team on the final match of the 2017/18 season.

The ex-real Madrid manager's eldest son Enzo joined Swiss Super League side FC Lausanne-Sport in January 2018, after spending half of the season at Alaves.

5. Rivaldinho - (Rivaldo)

Rivaldinho joined Dinamo Bucharest in February 2017 and had quite a good spell at the Romanian side scoring six goals in 36 appearances.

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The 23-year-old left the Ligue 1 side for Bulgarian team Levski Sofia.

4. Giovanni Simeone - (Diego Simeone)

Unlike Zidane, Diego was not interested in having his son in Atletico Madrid alongside him and preferred for the young Argentine to develop his talent as an individual.

"Giovani has qualities that I like a lot and with effort and hard work he will definitely become a big player, but not with my team," Simeone once said concerning his son.

3. Harvey Neville - Phil Neville

Neville Jr first joined Manchester United in his earlier years before leaving for neighbours City where he won the Premier League International U12 Tournament.

Harvey made his move back to Old Trafford and Phil will hope that his son will follow the likes of Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay who got first team call ups.

An exceptional talent dubbed the next David Beckham by some.

2. Justin Kluivert - (Patrick Kluivert)

Justin currently plays for Serie A giants AS Roma and is a regular in the first team.

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He primarily features as left winger and has scored one goal in Roma's 2018/19 Champions League campaign so far.

1. Timothy Weah - (George Weah)

Timothy, born in United States, played professional football at the New York Red Bulls Academy and left in 2014 to join Paris Saint Germain.

He has made nine first-team appearances for the Parisian team across all competitions in the 2017/18 season.

7 legendary footballer's kids who are now professional footballers
George Weah Father of Timothy in action.

In his time with the Ligue one side he has managed to score three goals and provide one assist.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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