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Mbappe, Dardai, Williams: the most successful football brothers who now play in the same club

Artem RossinskySport
Williams and Mbappe - brothers representing the top clubs in Europe

Every footballer's dream is to play in a top club. But it is an even bigger dream to have a brother in your team and play with him on the field in the same game. And there are football organizations in Europe's top leagues that can boast of this unique aspect. Today we will meet some of the players.

The Mbappe of Paris

The most famous and high-profile story in Europe right now is the Mbappe brothers. Few people know, but Ethan came to PSG together with Kylian. The most expensive transfer in Monaco's history took place a year after the then 11-year-old player's move from Bondi, although his older brother came on loan at the same time. The star Frenchman and the main character of the Parisians is a world champion, a championship winner, and a constant contender for the Ballon d'Or. And what about the other Mbappe?

Etan has already played his first match for PSG. His debut in Ligue 1 came against Metz (3-1) a few months ago - he replaced Ugarte and played with Kilian for 6 minutes. However, even such a time, purely from a bureaucratic point of view, will already allow him to receive the status of the French champion. Instead, in the French Cup, the younger Mbappe made 2 appearances: half an hour in the defeat of Revel and 15 minutes against Orleans. Ethan plays more for PSG U19, where he scores goals and provides assists. For example, in the UEFA Youth League, he has 5 assists in two years and 12 games.

Mbappe, Dardai, Williams: the most successful football brothers who now play in the same club

Perhaps the 17-year-old will get more playing time at the end of the season. PSG pays a lot of attention to European competitions and is preparing for the game against Barcelona in the Champions League, but in the domestic championship, everything is almost decided. The Parisians hold a confident lead in the league and will not let it go. Therefore, it is quite possible to see Mbappe's assist on Mbappe in the statistics. But this clan will soon collapse: the older brother has paved the way for the Spanish championship. For the younger one, the task is to gain a foothold in the squad and prove himself for the youth, and the competition in the French giants' camp will help.

Williams to Athletic

The Williams brothers are one of the most valuable players for the modern Basques. Both strikers, both productive, both involved in almost every game. Iñaki's older brother Williams was a pupil of Pamplona clubs, but at the age of 18 he joined the Athletic academy and became a firm fixture in the club's structure. It took him only two seasons to become the backbone of the attack. Iñaki's name is also known for an incredible achievement for a field player: he appeared in every match for 6 years in a row.

His brother Nico went the same way, but in an accelerated format. The performance of the elder Williams drew the attention of the Spanish management to the other player - and in the age of 21, they finally crossed paths on the field. This season, both are on fire in La Liga: Iñaki has 9+3 goals+assists (second in the team); Nico is the best assistant. In statistics, the Williams+Williams pair has been in various tournaments, and since the beginning of the championship, their interaction has brought goals to Osasuna and helped them to pass Barcelona in the Cup. In the next stage of the tournament, the brothers played a perfect match in a sparring match with Atletico: first, Nico assisted Iñaki, and then vice versa.

They could have played for the same national team, both of them have Spanish citizenship. However, the older brother could not withstand the competition from Furia Rocha, was called up to Ghana and has been its permanent representative for several years. And in Atletico, this interaction may disappear this summer. On the one hand, Nico has extended his contract with the Basques, but there are rumors of interest in him from top giants. In particular, Chelsea, who could thus replace Mudryk.

The French story of Doué

There are brothers in France who play with each other all the time. This is not to say that the Doué are the main ones at Rennes, but their role in the high positions in Ligue 1 is undeniable. The club's pupils play in different positions: Guéla is a right winger, Désiré is an attacking midfielder. Interestingly, the younger brother started playing for the Red and Blacks earlier. It took Gela 10 years in the club's system to put on a first-team shirt at the age of 17; Desiree came on the field at 20, after 11 years in the structure.

Mbappe, Dardai, Williams: the most successful football brothers who now play in the same club

The players are actively progressing every year. Desiree is practicing the box-to-box style, which allows Rennes to always have an extra player in defense and to withstand even PSG (1:1). Gela has also gained experience and the defense of the right wing falls on his shoulders. Both have played for the French in the Cups, even starting in the Europa League - a 3-2 victory over AC Milan and their achievement.

The prospect is as follows: both are still rotation players, but over the past six months they have been getting more opportunities to start. It is possible that the Red and Blacks could finish this season in the European Cup zone and continue touring the continent in the Conference League. Although, like many brothers, Duo suffer from a lack of discipline. This is an aspect that both the coaching staff and the players themselves need to improve.

Hertha. A family package

The Berlin team doesn't play in the top league, but we just couldn't ignore this example. It so happens that brothers in European clubs face family influence and competition with each other. In this aspect, Hertha Berlin hit the jackpot: three Dardai brothers play for the club. Not just brothers, but the Berlin coach, Pal Dárdai, is their father!

Almost of the same age, they gradually joined the core of the capital's team. Bence, Marton and Palkó play different positions. Palko is the oldest, at the start of his career he barely played 30 matches for all clubs in four years. The attacking midfielder's heyday came during his time at Hungarian side Fekszervár. After that, he was finally noticed and invited to Hertha, where, after an injury, Dárdai Sr. became a regular in the first team only this winter. Palko has German citizenship, but managed to play a match for Hungary as well.

Mbappe, Dardai, Williams: the most successful football brothers who now play in the same club

The middle brother is Márton. He is the one whom his father trusts the most: the center-back brings a lot of results to Hertha. He started playing for the first team back in his 20s and has been getting closer to a stable base since then. Passing is his strong point, which is why the midfielder has been recognized as the best in the game several times. It is noteworthy that Marton is also called up to the German national teams.

Bence is the youngest and made his debut for his hometown club last summer, when he appeared on the field as the third brother. He has never played in the first team - a broken ankle has kept the midfielder in the hospital for 4 months. Although at the age of 18 he can boast of the title of European U-17 champion. It is possible that the meme about the five Kims in the South Korean national team will someday be replaced by another - about the three Derdai brothers in the German team.

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