Hagi, Maldini, Weah and Haaland ... footballers with famous fathers - in pictures

The son of Romania's greatest footballer has just signed for Scottish side Rangers, so we take a look at other players who have attempted to follow in their dad's footsteps

When your father is the finest talent your country has ever produced – and considered one of the greatest players of all time – the spotlight on your own career inevitably shines far brighter.

Ianis Hagi, son of Romanian hero Gheorghe, has just signed a permanent deal with Scottish side Glasgow Rangers.

The pressure of the family name does not seem to faze the 21-year-old, who impressed Gers manager Steven Gerrard enough for the former Liverpool captain to make his loan move a permanent one.

Hagi senior said of his son's move: “Ianis has signed for the ideal club for him because he is working with an extraordinary manager who appreciates him very much and he’s playing for a great side.

“He has progressed, gained experience, he’s become more mature and he’s worked hard to get this transfer. He’s had to suffer a lot and he’s learned a lot."

To mark Hagi's move, we take a look at other footballers who have attempted to follow in their famous father's footsteps.

And considering some of them have made 900 appearances for AC Milan, won the African Footballer of the Year award three times or is considered one of the greatest players to have ever played the game, those footprints are very deep.

To look through the photo gallery above, click on the arrows or simply swipe to look at the next image

Published: June 7, 2020 08:09 AM

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