When Erling Haaland joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund last summer for £51 million, he added his father to a distinguished list.
While his father was playing at Elland Road, Haaland was born in Leeds. He might have played for England, but he preferred to represent Norway in international football.
1. Alfie and Erling Haaland
Alfie lived in England for ten years until leaving Leeds United in 2003 and moving back to Norway with Bryne. Erling signed on with City last summer, and in his debut year, he won the treble while also taking home the golden boot and other individual honors.
2. Paul and Tom Ince
The majority of Paul Ince’s career was spent in the Premier League, where he won two league championships with Manchester United. Tom, his son, played football for both Liverpool and Crystal Palace.
3. Peter and Kasper Schmeichel
Father and son are both renowned Premier League players. Peter played one season for City’s rivals and won five league championships with Manchester United. In the 2015–16 season, Kasper led Leicester City to a fantastic victory.
4. Ian and Shaun Wright
According to Goal, Ian is a legend at Arsenal and his adopted son Shaun Wright-Philips, who plays for Chelsea, became the second father-and-son team after the Schmeichels to win a league championship.
5. Steve and Alex Bruce
One of the best and most aggressive defenders of the 1990s, Steve Bruce won three titles with Manchester United. Alex, his son, competed in the English league as well and represented Wolves in the FA Cup as runners-up.
6. Gus and Diego Poyet
Gus Poyet lived in England and played for the London clubs Chelsea and Tottenham. He had a fantastic late-’90s with the Blues. Diego, his son, played three league games for West Ham despite having an unremarkable career.