The Son of a Football Legend Trying to Walk in His Father’s Footsteps

Following in the footsteps of his father who became a football legend. Here are 7 children of legendary players who started selling their feet in the realm of football.

Kai Rooney (11 Years)

Former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney is happy. The son, Kai Rooney, has the potential to follow his brilliant footsteps on the football scene.

Kai recently signed a youth contract at Manchester United. The talent of this 11 year old boy turned out to captivate the hearts of MU talent scouts.

Wayne Rooney’s eldest son will hone his skills at the MU academy, which gave birth to players such as David Beckham, Gary Neville, and Paul Scholes.

If his abilities are special, Kai has a chance to follow in his father’s footsteps to play for Manchester United’s first team.

Wayne Rooney and Manchester United have a strong emotional bond. He played for 13 years at Old Trafford, and holds the status as the top scorer in the club’s history.

“Yes, I am a proud father. He has worked hard. Kai Rooney has been monitored by a Manchester United scout. He impressed the coaches. He signed his contract yesterday, so I’m happy for him,” said Wayne Rooney.

Not only Kai Rooney who wants to follow in the footsteps of his father who is a football legend. Following are some of the legendary children who also chose to take part in the green field, as reported by The Sun.

Joe van der Sar (22 Years)

Joe van der Sar is the son of the legendary goalkeeper of Manchester United and the Dutch national team, Edwin van der Saar.

Joe started his career at Manchester United. He then moved to Noordwijk before signing for Ajax in 2013, where Edwin was CEO at the club.

It is not easy for Joe to continue his father’s shiny trail, and there are high hopes that accompany his steps. He has now returned to Noordwijk with the goal of tapping his path to the top of his career.

Maxim Gullit (19 Years)

Maxim Gullit is the son of Dutch legend Ruud Gullit and nephew of Johan Cruyff. Maxim couldn’t have expected better genes than that.

Maxim played for the AZ U-19 team in 2018/2019, then leveled up. He is now playing regularly for the AZ U-21 team this season, and made his debut for the first team in the Europa League against NHK Rijeka in October 2020.

Zidane (Luca, Enzo & Theo)

Zinedine Zidane one of football legend has three sons who aim to follow in his glorious footsteps.

Enzo played as a midfielder (25 years) the last time he played at Almeria and is now without a club. Theo (18 years) is studying at the Real Madrid academy.

Goalkeeper Luca (22 years old) made two appearances for Los Blancos, but then left to find minutes. Now he’s in the Division 2 team, Rayo Vallecano.

Daniel Maldini (19 years)

The Maldini dynasty continued, with Daniel following in the footsteps of his father Paolo and grandfather, Cesare, at AC Milan. Daniel played in the opposite position to his father.

If Paolo Maldini is known as a tough defender, Daniel prefers to play as a second striker.

The talented teenager made his first-team debut against Hellas Verona in Serie A, becoming the third generation Maldini to play for Milan.

Erling Haaland (20 Years)

Erling Haaland, son of former Manchester City player Alf-Inge. Alf-Inge’s career ended after being hit by a horror tackle by Manchester United legend Roy Keane.

Erling Haaland was mentored by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde, before drawing attention for her brilliant performance at RB Salzburg.

He refused an offer to move to Manchester United and chose to move to Borussia Dortmund, and has not stopped scoring goals until now.

Giovanni Simeone (25 Years)

The son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is one among those on this list who has found a strong career footing.

Usually acting as a second striker, he has entered the Argentina national team, bagging five caps. Giovanni Simeone joined Cagliari this summer after having served a successful season on loan there, scoring five goals in six Serie A matches.