Sports are integral to any society; different sports are given importance in various countries. Families which tend to have a sportsperson in them see the future generations also turn into Sportspersons. There are a many of sporting dynasties in the world with the younger generations following in the footsteps of their parents.
Here’s a look at some Global sporting families:
1.The Alis(boxing) – Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest boxing champions in history, his daughter Laila is carrying forward his legacy in boxing with an unbeaten streak of 24-0.
2.The Lampard's (football) – Many people don’t know that Frank Lampard is also from a sporting family, his father Frank Lampard Sr. had a long and illustrious career for West Ham where he spent 20 years. Frank Lampard also started his career at West Ham and then went on to play for Chelsea where he attained legend status. He also turned out in City colours for a season before moving to MLS.
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3.The Maldini's(football) – Cesare Maldini was a centre back who captained AC Milan and captured 4 Serie A titles. His son Paolo Maldini not only captained AC Milan but also Italy.
4.The Rosberg’s( Formula One)- Keijo Erik Rosberg was the first Finnish driver to drive competitively in Formula one, he won the Championship in 1982. His son Nico Rosberg currently races for Mercedes in the Formula one.
The Broads (cricket) – Chris Broad was an opening batsman for England and scored 6 centuries in 26 matches for England. His son Stuart Broad is a fast bowler who plays all three formats for England and is also the T20 captain.
There is no dearth of Sporting Dynasties in the world and India also has their very own Sporting families despite other sports, not getting the same amount of importance as in other countries. Here’s a look at 10 Sporting families in India.