Cristiano Ronaldo Jr is a chip off the old block, Wayne Rooney’s 13-year-old looks just as deadly as his dad in front of goal and Jamie Carragher’s boy is impressing at Wigan… the sons following in their famous Premier League fathers’ footsteps
Countless kids around the world dream of becoming a professional footballer with absolutely no connection to anything or anyone in the game.
Therefore, it’s little wonder that the offspring of ex-Premier League stars would seek to emulate the achievements of their fathers.
Some have an easier task than others – with all due respect to Frank Lampard Snr or Alfie Haaland. But spare a thought for the names on this list, who will have a mammoth job coming close to what their dad’s managed to accomplish in the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hasty exit from Manchester United last November carried wider consequences for his family and in particular, his eldest son.
The youngster had been part of the academy at Old Trafford, having started out at the Juventus academy when his old man was with the Old Lady.
Eight-months on from his father’s acrimonious Manchester divorce and Jr is taking no prisoners out in Saudi Arabia.
The 12-year-old is reportedly training with children two years his senior, according to a report by the Sun, and has impressed coaches at the state-of-the-art Mahd Academy complex.