Lionel Messi's son Thiago Messi has joined his age levels of the PSG youth teams after the Argentine completed a shock move from FC Barcelona to the Paris club. Cristiano Ronaldo's son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr also joined the U11 team of Manchester United, having also played for Real Madrid and Juventus youth teams where his father also played. Messi's youngest son Ciro Messi is three years old and may also play football, will he follow in the footsteps of these players whose father also played football?
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is already a bigger name in football than his father Alf-Inge Haaland was. He started his career in Norway with Bryne just like his father who played for Bryne, Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Manchester City in England. Haaland was born in Leeds, England when his father was playing for the club. He has scored 68 goals in 67 games for Borussia Dortmund.
Jonathan Klinsmann is the son of former USMNT manager Jürgen Klinsmann. He is a goalkeeper currently playing for Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy after unsuccessful seasons at Hertha Berlin in Germany and St Gallen in Switzerland. His father won the World Cup and Euros with Germany, and also the CONCACAF Gold Cup managing the USMNT in 2013.
Federico Chiesa is a Euro 2020 winner with Italy and plays for Juventus. His father, Enrico Chiesa was also a footballer and played for many clubs in Italy. Chiesa played with Buffon at Juventus, whom his father also played with at Parma even before he was born. He has played more games and won more trophies for Italy than his father.
Timothy Weah is the son of former Ballon d'Or winner George Weah who won it in 1995. His father is also the president of Liberia though he plays for the USMNT because he was born in the USA. He currently plays as a striker for French club and current Ligue 1 champions Lille.
Kasper Schmeichel is Premier League club, Leicester City's goalkeeper and son of former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel. He won the Premier League with Leicester City in their fairytale season of 2016, just like his father also won the league with Manchester United.
Enzo Zidane is the son of former Real Madrid player and coach, Zinedine Zidane. He started his career at Real Madrid and has had unsuccessful seasons at many and currently plays for French Ligue 2 club Rodez where Zinedine Zidane is a shareholder. At 26, it is almost impossible for him to match his father's career.
Borussia Dortmund and USMNT attacking midfielder Giovanni Reyna is the son of former USMNT player Claudio Reyna. Giovanni was born in England when his father was playing for Sunderland. The youngster currently plays for German club Borussia Dortmund and also the USMNT and won the 2021 CONCACAF Nations League. His mother, Danielle Egan, also played for the USWNT.