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The best siblings to have ever played in the premier league Premier League 

The best siblings to have ever played in the premier league

1) Gary and Phil Neville

The Neville brothers became the first brothers to play together when the duo graduated from United’s famous Class of ’92 batch. They went onto enjoy unprecedented success winning numerous premier league titles, while also bagging a UEFA Champions league title defeating Bayern in that dramatic final of ’99 in Barcelona. On one hand where Gary Neville was a fixture in the right back position for the Red Devils, Phil was more of a squad player due to his versatility. Phil left United for Everton where he spent his remaining playing days.

2) Fabio and Rafael da Silva

Another pair to feature for United was Fabio and Rafael Da Silva. Like the Neville brothers, Fabio and Rafael occupied the left and right back positions respectively. Rafael unarguably had the better of times at United than Fabio, who despite tremendous potential failed to oust Patrice Evra and soon left the club for QPR on loan. Rafael, on the other hand, featured much more before a falling out with Van Gaal put an abrupt end to his United career.

3) Kolo and YayaToure

Yaya and Kolo first had a chance of playing together at Arsenal when Yaya arrived at the club for trials, where Kolo had already established himself. However, a failure in obtaining work permit cut short Yaya’s stay at Arsenal and instead went to Ukraine for his career. The duo reunited at City, only this time situation was a lot different, as Kolo was past his prime while Yaya was slowly developing into a monster of a midfielder.

4) Andre and Jordan Ayew

The duo first came to spotlight after impressing for Ghana at the World Cup. Both are dynamic attacking midfielders and were on books of European clubs for quite some time. Andre was the first to arrive in the Premier league signing with Swansea City. A year later, Andre signed for Aston Villa. However, as luck would have it, Jordan joined Swansea to replace his brother, who had departed for West Ham. Now though, with Andre’s return to the Welsh club, both have been reunited as they look to secure Swansea’s premier league status.

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5) Bradley and Shaun Wright-Phillips

Shaun and Bradley began their career at Manchester City’s academy and briefly featured together in the 2004/05 season. However, they were soon separated as Shaun joined a heavy spending Chelsea side the following season while Bradley stayed put. They reunited again a few years later in New York when Shaun joined his brother.

6) Martin and Marcus Olsson

Martin and Marcus got the chance of playing together in the Premier league in 2012, when Marcus was signed by Blackburn to save a free-falling Rovers side from relegation. While the duo could not do much to prevent it, they did enjoy the luxury of playing together in the Championship the following season.

7) Gary and Steven Caldwell

The Caldwell brothers were a part of Wigan’s remarkable relegation fight in the 2010/11 season. The defenders though only got a solitary chance of playing together and that too lasted for just 70 minutes as Gary was shown a red card in the 70th minute in a 3-0 loss against Arsenal.

8) Shola and Sammy Ameobi

Shola Ameobi, entering the twilight of his career, got a chance of playing alongside his brohther Sammy Ameobi. The duo did not set the world alight managing to appear together in just a few games. Remarkably, the duo’s only start came in Newcastle’s biggest game of the season against arch-rivals Sunderland, who defeated them 3-0 in February 2014.

9) Rodney and Raymond Wallace

Wallace brothers signed up for Leeds United in 1991. The following season where Leeds desperately flirted with relegation, Ray struggled himself to feature regularly. Rodney,on the other hand ,went on to enjoy a successful time with Leeds.

10)James and Adam Chambers

Perhaps James and Adam Chambers featured for the fewest minutes together in our list. They could only feature together for nearly 2 minutes, when James came on in the 84th minute in a league game against Arsenal. Adams was soon taken off in the 86th minute with the game ending in a 2-1 defeat for West Brom. That was incidentally the only time the brothers featured together.

 11) Stefan and Luke Moore

Stefan and Luke Moore had a largely contrasting career. While Luke enjoy successful stints in the top flight with Aston, West Brom and Swansea, Stefan on the other hand featured mostly in the second division. Their only memory of playing together would be in a league game against United, when then Aston manager, David O’Leary, sent the brothers on to change the game.

12)Alan and Stephen Quinn

The Quinn brothers featured together just once in a 10-minute cameo against Everton for Sheffield United in 2004, the season where a certain Carlos Tevez saved West Ham from relegation defeating United sending Sheffield in the championship.

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