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10 little known players who are brothers of famous footballers

Over the years, we have seen many brothers enjoy successful playing careers like the Phil and Gary Neville, Michael and Brian Laudrup, and even the Be ...

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Top 5 / Top 10 05 Aug 2015, 19:40 IST
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Over the years, we have seen many brothers enjoy successful playing careers like the Phil and Gary Neville, Michael and Brian Laudrup, and even the Bender twins Lars and Sven among the active footballers. Even though one of the brothers garnered more fame than the other in some cases, both siblings are still well known among avid football fans. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes, brothers of famous footballers tend to live in the shadows of the other’s success and fail to make a similar impact. Take for example the case of Tomas Rosicky who gained stardom while playing for Arsenal, but his brother Jiri Rosicky who is also a professional footballer is relatively unknown. Here is a list of 10 famous footballers and their brothers who are also professional footballers, but not as famous as their siblings. 

#1 Toni Kroos and Felix Kroos

Toni (L) and Felix Kroos

Toni Kroos is a treble winner with Bayern Munich, a World Cup winner with Germany and was also one of the nominees for the Golden Ball during the FIFA World Cup last year. The German is now one of the first players on Real Madrid’s teamsheet and his name is known to most football fans. However, very few people know about Toni’s brother Felix, who plays for Bundesliga club Werder Bremen. 

Felix and Toni both played for Hansa Rostock before moving clubs. Toni moved to Bayern Munich in 2006 while Felix stayed with Rostock till 2010 before moving to Bundesliga club Werder Bremen.

Felix has been with Bremen since and has represented the club in the last five years. The 24-year-old has never represented the German senior team, but he played for the U-21 side once back in 2011. 

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