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Footballers Who Weren’t As Good As Their Big Brothers

Sibling rivalry is quite common, and it’s no different in the world of sports, especially football. There have been some notorious brother pairs throughout the sport’s history, with some siblings achieving more success than others. In this article, we will look at six football players whose siblings have surpassed them in the spor

John Rooney, the younger brother of the legendary Wayne Rooney, has not been able to achieve the same level of success as his older brother. While Wayne amassed a record number of goals for a top club in the world, John has only played for several English Football League (EFL) clubs in lesser divisions.

Jordan Lukaku, the younger brother of Romelu Lukaku, has also not been able to match the success of his older brother, who has earned nearly £300 million in transfer fees. Although Jordan has done better than most siblings on this list, he has struggled to make a name for himself in the football world.

Lawrence Maguire, the younger brother of Harry Maguire, has been a non-league regular for years. While Harry has become an England superstar, Lawrence has spent his entire career with Chesterfield, a team in the lower leagues of English football.

Felix Kroos, the younger brother of Toni Kroos, has already retired from professional football at the age of 30. Despite not reaching the level of success of his older brother, Felix did win the youth and no senior caps for the German national team.

Yoan Zouma, the younger brother of Kurt Zouma, has not been as successful as his older brother, who won the Premier League and the Champions League with Chelsea. Yoan struggled in League One and was eventually released by Bolton, the team that brought him over to England as a teenager.

Being the younger sibling of a successful football player can be a heavy responsibility, and these players have had to deal with the pressure of living up to their siblings’ success. While some have been able to carve out successful careers for themselves, others have not been as fortunate. Nevertheless, these players have shown that even if they don’t achieve the same level of success as their siblings, they can still make a name for themselves in the world of football.

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