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Top 5 active brothers in football

Elvis Ume O
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:11 IST


Having a brother is one of the most priceless things in the world, with a sibling offering some truly cherishable and unforgettable moments growing up.

A brother can be many things, a confidant, friend, playmate and more often than not, they are usually there to make our life easier as we navigate through the emotional rollercoaster called life.

Though they might have so much in common, the norm is for brothers to venture into different career paths, as their individuality and preferences guides their vocational choices, but it is not strange to see brothers intertwined in the same professional path.

There are numerous vocations where brothers excel in together and football is not an exception, with brothers like Bobby and Jack Charlton, Michael and Brian Laudrup, Gary and Phil Neville, and Yaya and Kolo Toure all dominating the game in the distant past.

The current era is no different and there are more than a handful of brothers who are strutting their stuff in the beautiful game.

In this piece, we profile the top five active brothers in football currently.

#5 Jordan and Andre Ayew

The Ayew brothers celebrating a goal for Ghana
The Ayew brothers celebrating a goal for Ghana

These two brothers are the product of footballing royalty, having come from the loins of possibly Africa's greatest footballer, Abedi 'Pele' Ayew.

Though the brothers are unlikely to match the illustrious heights attained by their father, they have gone some way in making a name for themselves.


Andre is the older of the pair and broke into the limelight when he captained an unfancied Ghanaian side to the Under-20 World Cup in Egypt in 2009 and since then, it has been a stop-start career for the former Swansea man.

Given his father's exploits in the south of France with Marseille, it came as no surprise that the French outfit took a chance on Ayew and he represented the club for eight seasons (with loan spells in-between) and made 152 Ligue 1 appearances, scoring 45 goals.

Further spells have been taken in at Swansea City and West Ham and the 29-year-old is currently plying his trade in Turkey with Fenerbache on loan from the Welsh outfit.

Jordan is just a year younger than his elder brother and like Andre, he started out in the Marseille academy but took a while to get going and scored just 14 goals from 114 Ligue 1 appearances for the cub.

He arrived in England in 2015 when he signed for Aston Villa from where he went on to Swansea (where he was teammates with his brother) and he currently stars for Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

The two brothers are established Ghanaian internationals, with Andre Ayew having made 86 appearances for the Black Stars with 15 goals, while his younger brother has won 58 caps for Ghana, scoring 16 goals.

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