Norwegian star Erling Haaland is expected to be the latest star to join the list of players who have followed in the footsteps of their parents in the Premier League, after announcing his joining Manchester City for 60 million euros.
The history of the Premier League is full of many stars who followed the path of their fathers and entered the championship records after their fathers entered it before, and the most famous of these stars is Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, the son of the legendary former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel.
Erling Haaland brings back memories of his father Alf in Manchester City and the English Premier League
Alf Inge Haaland (father of the current Dortmund scorer and the next City) had previously played in the English Premier League with the clubs Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, and Manchester City, who, during his defense of his colors, was subjected to interference described by the English press as among the worst in football, by the player Former Manchester United, Roy Keane.
The story of Haaland the father began with Kane when the latter was a player for Leeds United and faced with his Manchester United team on September 27, 1997; The match witnessed friction between Kane and Haaland, the father, who accused the United player of claiming the injury, and then it was found that Kane suffered a cruciate ligament injury due to this friction, which cost him a season away from the stadiums.
Kane could not forget the incident, and waited until the appropriate opportunity came to him after 4 years to take revenge on Haaland, the father, who was then a player for Manchester City. A fine of £5,000.
This position made Alf later declare his lack of love for Manchester United, saying: “I do not like Manchester United and I cannot stand their players,” and his son Erling will have an opportunity to avenge his father from the Red Devils by scoring the largest number of goals in the derby confrontations against them, when he moves Next summer to restore his father’s memories by moving to City and playing in the Premier League.
Peter and Kasper Schmeichel won the Premier League title with Manchester United and Leicester City
Peter Schmeichel was one of the most prominent stars who starred at Manchester United between 1991 and 1999, winning the Premier League title 5 times, the FA Cup 3 times, and the Champions League once in 1999.
Kasper Schmeichel followed his father’s path, succeeding him in goalkeeper Denmark and playing in the Premier League, to participate in more than 400 games with Leicester City, and crowned him with the English Premier League title in the 2015/2016 season.
Lampard, father and son, starred for West Ham United and Chelsea
Lampard Snr was part of the West Ham United team that won the FA Cup in 1975 and 1980 during his 18-year spell with the Hammers, then was succeeded by his son Frank, the former Everton coach and the former star who played for 13 years with Chelsea, and won the English Premier League title 3 He won the FA Cup 4 times, the League Cup twice and the European Champions League once, and participated in 106 international matches with the England national team.
There is also the former English international, Ian Wright, who starred during 7 years with Arsenal (1991-1998), and crowned with him the Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup, and the number of goals exceeded the barrier of 180 in less than 300 games.
Ian Wright was succeeded by his two sons; Shaun Wright Phillips and Bradley, played the first for 9 years with Manchester City in two terms; The first from 1999 to 2005, and the second from 2008 to 2011. As for Bradley, he played for two years with Manchester City and then moved to Southampton.
There is also Enes Snr, who won many local and European titles with Manchester United, then his son Tom, who started his career as a Liverpool player, played for Crystal Palace, Hull City, Huddersfield and Reading, but his career was less successful than his father’s.
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