Top 10 Famous Footballing Twins

While twins are a rare anomaly, finding two that both play together at a professional level is even rarer. We take a look at the top 10 most famous footballing twins in professional football.

Fabio & Rafael Da Silva.

Fabio & Rafael da Silva

The Brazilian pair are famous mostly for their time at Manchester united under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson where they won various titles including the English premier league. It’s fair to say Rafael has enjoyed more success than his brother. Rafael currently plays for French Ligue 1 club Lyon while Fabio is at Nantes.

Lars & Sven Bender

Lars & Sven Bender

The duo have managed to play for some of German Bundesliga prestigious clubs. Lars & Sven were playing for Bayern Leverkusen at the time of retiring. Sven played for Borussia Dortmund and has had great success in the league over the last couple of years.

José & Juanmi Callejón

Jose & Juanmi Callejon

Both passed through Real Madrid’s famous ‘merengue’ academy. José is the most popular of the pair having spent some time with Real Madrid senior team before moving to Italian side Napoli.

Rogelio &  Ramiro Funes Mori

Rogelio & Funes Mori

One is a striker and the other a defender, and both played for River Plate in Argentia before immigrating across to Europe.

Philipp & David Degen

Phillip & David Degen

These Swiss players also had the honor of playing in the same team at Basel, and managed to both get selected by Switzerland for the 2006 World Cup becoming one of the only twins to do so. Eventually only Philipp was chosen to play in a match but both of them have had very similar footballing careers.

Frank & Ronald de Boér

Frank & Ronald de Boer

They retired a few years ago, the defender and central midfielder played together at Ajax, Barcelona and for Holland’s national team. These two are probably the most famous footballing twins in the world. Frank was maybe the better out of the two but both had long and successful careers.

Hamit & Halil Altintop

Jamie & Halil Altintop

Both Hamit and Halil had the pleasure playing in the same team, with both at Schalke 04. While Hamit went across to Spain to play for Real Madrid, Halil had a long and successful career in Germany with the famous club.

Aleksei & Vasili Berezutski

Aleksei & Vasili Berezutski

These two Russian footballers both play for the Russian national side, alongside spending their time with CSKA Moscow.

Julio César & Jorge Dely Valdés

Julio & Jorge Valdes

While Julio had a very successfull career in Europe, his brother Jorge played in the more exotic location of Japan and then the big USA. Both of them played for Panama national team scoring a handful of Goals for the national side.

Josh & Jacob Murphy

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    Josh & Jacob Murphy

The Murphys came through the ranks together at Norwich, before Jacob flew the nest when he signed for Newcastle last year for £12million.

Now his identical twin brother Josh, 23, has followed suit by leaving the Canaries for Cardiff for £11m

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