It’s really admirable and entertaining, watching sibling rivalries with them being on different teams, but sometimes seeing them playing in the same team is better.
There have been a lot of occasions where a pair of siblings play for the same team over the years.
Let’s find fine out who are some of them.
Justin and Aaron, and Jrue Holiday – Indiana Pacers
Aaron and Justin Holiday played on the same team in Indiana. The three of them made history when they matched up with Jrue, their eldest brother, the night of December 28 as the New Orleans Pelicans hosted the Indiana Pacers.
It was the first time that the three of them had played in the same game, sharing the court.
It’s rare to see the two brothers playing together on the same team, and it had only happened a few times in the history of the NBA.
Gary Neville and Phil Neville – Manchester United
The Neville brothers both rose the ranks at Manchester United and then went on the club and country level to build their own legacies. The elder brother, Gary Neville, spent all 19 years of his football career at Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Phil Neville, the younger brother, stayed at the club for 11 years and then moved to Everton, playing eight more years. Both of them are now venturing into coaching. Phil Neville is, at present, the head coach of the England Women’s national team. On the other hand, Gary had periods of being an assistant coach of the England national team and, in 2015, a short period at Valencia as the manager.
Goran and Zoran Dragic – Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat
In September 2014, the Suns decided on signing the other Dragic brother, Zoran, a two-year deal.
Later, both brothers were traded to Miami Heat in a three-team deal and played ten games for them.
After finishing 10 games for the team, Zoran was traded for a 2019 second-round pick to the Boston Celtics and was relinquished shortly after.
Eden Hazard and Thorgan Hazard – Chelsea
Eden and Thorgan Hazard had strikingly different careers at Chelsea after they both signed for them in 2012. Eden Hazard, the elder of the two, spent seven years at the London outfit and became one of the club’s legendary players. Thorgan Hazard, the younger brother, however, wasn’t successful in making a single senior appearance for the club but did it successfully at Borussia Monchengladbach. This success has earned him an opportunity to move to Borussia Dortmund.
Both brothers have played together for the Belgian national team more often, just recently.
Tyler and Ben Hansbrough – Indiana Pacers
Tyler and Ben Hansbrough’s time together was brief but pleasant. Ben joined Tyler’s team- Indiana Pacers- during the 2012-13 basketball season. He played 7.1 minutes per night, covering 28 games.
The most notable moment of this pairing by far was the night Tyler got ready to play against Tristan Thompson, who messed with his brother.
Rafael and Fabio – Manchester United
Rafael and Fabio are Brazilian twin brothers who began their careers at Fluminense and then joined Manchester United in 2007. Both brothers play on either flank as full-backs. The twins have won three Premier League medals from their time in England and are now pursuing their trade in the professional league, French Ligue 1. Rafael represents the Olympique Lyonnais while Fabio plays for Nantes. The other twin, Rafael, had better success in his spell for the Red Devils. Meanwhile, Fabio moved to Cardiff City in 2014 after signing a permanent deal.
Dominique and Gerald Wilkins – Orlando Magic
It wasn’t until the last year of the brothers’ careers that they played for the same team in Orlando, with Gerald playing just three and Dominique playing 27 games that season.
Gerald Wilkins has an average of 13 points per game across his career of 13 years, and he also started all 82 games for the Knicks team.
Although both brothers teamed up for their final year, it certainly wasn’t the same if they did it during their primes. Still, it was fun while it lasted.
Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew – Swansea City
Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew, or also known as the Ayew siblings, have both been featured for Swansea City and the Ghana national team. The brothers are born to Abedi Pele, the former Ghana captain. They were being sent out on loans, although they are still in a contract with the Swans. Jordan Ayew, the younger brother, was on loan last season and played at Crystal Palace, while Andre Ayew, the elder brother, played for Fenerbache, the Turkish club.
In the EFL Championship’s new season, both brothers might play in the field together once again.
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando – US Women’s Ice Hockey Team
These twin sisters belong to the United States women’s ice hockey team. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Monique scored the goal that gave them a tie against the Canada team, and then her sister Jocelyn scored the winning goal. Both sisters also work to bring fairness to the game of hockey.