Football have become a legacy for some families. We have seen through out the years sons take over where thier fathers left and at the same time while they play their sons are in formation. Over the years we have seen brothers play in football but rarely have we seen twins..Freekickers has compiled a list of active twins currently in the football sports domain and hope you enjoy

16.  Florentin and Mathias Pogba

Florentin and Mathias Pogba

Florentin and Mathias Pogba

Florentin and Mathias Pogba are Guinean internationals born on the 19th of August,1990 in Conakry,Guinea.

They are the older brothers of French international Paul Pogba.

Mathias currently plays for Sparta Rotterdam in the Eredivisie as a Centre Forward and has 2 caps with Guinea since featuring in 2013.

His identical twin Florentin plays for Saint-Etienne in France as a defender.

15.  Philip and David Degen

twins in football

The sword twins have caused a stir in the football world. David have played for Borussia Mönchengladbach among others, Philipp was even allowed to play for Dortmund and Liverpool. Meanwhile, both are again engaged at their parent club Basel.

14.  Frank and Ronald De Boer

frank and ronald de boer

twins in football

Born in May 15 1970, these twins have retired from the pitch but not from the game. They were teammates at Ajax, Barcelona, Rangers, Al-Rayyan, Al-Shamal and the Netherlands national team.

Ronald is currently assistant manager at Ajax A1, while his bro Frank manages Inter Milan.


13.  Jacob and Josh Murphy

Born In February 24th 1995. Both are Norwich footballers, They both represented England at Youth levels and are  nephews of former Ipswich Town utility player Tommy Parkin.

12.  Marcin and Michal Zewlakow

Marcin and Michal zewlakow

Born In April 22nd 1976

11.  Damiano and Cristian Zenoni

Born April 23 1977.


10.  Lars Bender and Sven Bender

Lars Bender and Sven Bender

The Bender twins are easily the most famous twins in football today. The German Internationals started their career with 1860 Munchen and the duo left the Munich club in 2009 and went their separate ways as Sven moved to Borussia Dortmund and Lars to Bayer Leverkusen.

Lars and Sven both play as defensive midfielders and are heavily discussed names during transfer windows.

Internationally they represented Germany at the U-19 Championship in 2008 and were jointly named the players of the tournament as they won.

Although Sven has had more success that Lars domestically in terms of titles, Lars has more international caps than Sven. The twins made their full international debuts in 2011 and Lars was part of the 23 man squad for Euro 2012 and even scored the winner against Denmark.

Sven was ruled out from participating at the 2014 World Cup very early through an injury while Lars had to pull out after suffering an injury in training after being named in the provisional 30 man squad.

9.  Rafael da Silva and Fabio da Silva

The da Silva twins earned fame after they joined Manchester United in 2008 from Brazilian club Fluminense. It is rumored that Arsenal had invited the twins to train with them without the permission of Fluminense, but their mother persuaded them to show respect to Fluminense.

Rafael plays primarily as a right-back while Fabio has been deployed on either flanks as a full back. They made their Manchester United debut in 2008

Fabio was the first to get an International call up for Brazil in 2011 and has represented them twice while Rafael had to wait till 2012 to get his all up and he too has played for Brazil twice.

Rafel still plays for Manchester United but Fabio’s career hasn’t gone as well as his brother’s. Fabio was loaned out to QPR for the 2012-13 season and then sold to Cardiff City in 2014, for whom he still plays for in the Football League Championship.

8.  Jose Callejon and Juanmi Callejon

The twins started their youth career with Real Madrid and left the club in 2008 without making an appearance for the first team. Jose then joined La Liga side Espanyol while Juanmi signed for Mallorca.

After playing three seasons for Espanyol, Jose eventually returned to Real Madrid in 2011 and spent two seasons at the Madrid club while winning the La Liga in the process.

Prior to the star of the 2013-14 season, he left Real and joined Napoli and has had a very good career with the Italian club and recently earned a call-up to the Spain National team.

As for Juanmi, things didn’t work out as he would have wished to after leaving Real in 2008. He made on appearance for Mallorca and was loaned out to Albacete in the second division for the very next season. After which he joined Cordoba in 2010 and then Greek side Hercules in 2011.

Juanmi didn’t find his feet in Greece as well even though he moved from Hercules to Levadiakos in 2013. He currently plays for Bolivian side Club Bolivar.


7.  Hamit Altintop and Halil Altintop

active twins in football

Born 8 December 1982. They are both turkish internationals. they both  currently play for SV Darmstadt 98.

6.  Aleksei and Vasili Berezutski

The twins are both defenders who currently play for CSKA Moscow having started their career with Torpedo-ZIL. Vasili joined CSKA in 2002, while Aleksei joined them in 2001 and had played for Chernomorets in between.

Aleksei had scored the first goal for CSKA in the final of the 2005 UEFA Cup final against Sporting as they came from behind to win the game.

Internationally they have both represented Russia consistently throughout their playing career and Vasili was named the team captain for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the absence of Roman Shirokov.

5.  Emanuele and Antonio Filipini

football twins

Born in July 3rd 1973. Emanuele Filippini has retired from his  footballer. He played as a defensive midfielder. His brother Antonio who played in the same postion as him has also retired


4.  Miguel and Javier Flaño

Born in August 19 1984.Javier ‘Javi’ Flaño Bezunartea currently plays in the Spanish professional La liga where he represents CA Osasuna as a defender. Mainly a right back, he can also play in the centre. Miguel Flaño Bezunartea also plays for the same club as his brother only for the fact that he plays as a central defender.

3.  Kirill and Dmitri Kombarov

twins in football

Born in january 22nd 1987.Dmitri Vladimirovich Kombarov is a Russian footballer who plays as a left midfielder or a left back for Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League. He is an identical twin brother of Kirill Kombarov.Known for his technical skills and pace, he currently plays as an attack minded left back.Kirill Vladimirovich Kombarov is a Russian footballer who currently plays for FC Arsenal Tula in the Russian Premier League. He is an identical twin brother of Dmitri Kombarov.

2.  Marcus and Martin Olsson

Born in May 17 1988.36. Martin and Marcus Olsson: The Swedish twins racked up a century of appearances each for Blackburn, with Martin now at Norwich and Marcus plying his trade for Derby. Their real Origin is from Kenya.

1.  Rogelio and Ramiro Funes Mori

twin football players

Rogelio and Ramiro Funes Mori born in March 5th 1991. After their family moved to USA in 2001,Ramiro featured for FC Dallas Youth teams but not for long as he returned to Argentina. He and his twin Rogerio both signed for River Plate. Rogerio currently plies his trade with Monterrey in Mexico as a striker whiles Ramiro plays for Everton in England. Ramiro Funes Mori was part of  Argentina side that reached Copa America Centenario final in the USA last summer.