World Football: Bebeto Baby Is Latest Famous Father and Son Football Team

Ian RodgersWorld Football Staff WriterMarch 20, 2013

World Football: Bebeto Baby Is Latest Famous Father and Son Football Team

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    Former Brazil international Bebeto created one of the iconic images of the 1994 World Cup in the United States with his "baby" goal celebration.

    After scoring for the eventual winners of the tournament 19 years ago, the forward would head to the Brazilian supporters and make a rocking movement with his arms, as if cradling a very young child.

    Bebeto was paying tribute to his newly-born son, who was born two days before the World Cup semifinal against the Netherlands.

    When this father scored, he was joined by teammates Romario and Mazinho on the touchline in the moving celebration.

    Time, though, moves on and the baby celebrated at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas is now a grownup.

    Read on to learn more about the Bebeto and his boy and other footballing fathers and sons.

Bebeto and Mattheus

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    Where else could we start? The subject of that iconic 1994 World Cup celebration is now a burgeoning star in his own right.

    Mattheus, 18, is on the verge of joining Juventus from Brazilian club Flamengo in a £1.5 million deal, according to the Daily Mail.

    The teenage forward has come through the ranks at his club and is a current member of the Brazil Under-20 squad.

    Bebeto moved into politics after being sacked as manager of Brazilian side America in 2010, ironically by the club's general manager Romario, who accompanied his teammate in that famous celebration.

    Bebeto moved into politics but recently stepped down as the head of Brazil youth teams after just two months.

David and Brooklyn Beckham

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    Paris Saint-Germain star David Beckham has enjoyed a stellar football career, so it will come as no surprise to hear his eldest son Brooklyn could be following suit.

    The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy midfielder and his wife, Victoria, had their first child on Mar. 4, 1999.

    More recently, however, Brooklyn has hit the headlines after linking up with Chelsea for a trial (Sky Sports).

    Will 13-year-old Brooklyn be following in his father's footsteps? We will have to wait and see.

Johan and Jordi Cruyff

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    Before Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, there was only one choice football supporters had to make for best player of all time: Pele or Johan Cruyff?

    The Brazil legend would shade the argument for most, but the former Ajax and Barcelona star was a revered footballer across the world.

    Son Jordi began his footballing career under his father at Barcelona and moved to Manchester United in 1996 on the back of his performances for the Netherlands at Euro '96.

    He won the Premier League title in his first season at Old Trafford, but he failed to become a first-team regular and made 54 appearances for United in four years before joining Alaves in Spain.

    Jordi is now the general manager of football for Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel.

Brian and Nigel Clough

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    Brian Clough was an icon of British football management, the man many believe was the right man to guide England to success.

    Clough senior made his name as a striker with Middlesbrough and Sunderland but won only two England caps before injury ended his playing career.

    However, he went on to gain greater glory as a manager, winning the First Division title with Derby County and Nottingham Forest and guiding the City Ground club to successive European Cup wins in 1979 and 1980.

    Son Nigel won 14 caps for England after playing for his father at Forest between 1984 and 1993. He went on to join Liverpool, before moving to Manchester City and finishing his career with Burton Albion.

    Clough junior followed his father into management, and he guided Burton Albion to the verge of promotion to the Football League before following in his dad's footsteps by becoming Derby manager in January 2009.

Arnor and Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Ironically, if it wasn't for his father Arnor, Eidur Gudjohnsen might not have enjoyed such a successful career abroad with Chelsea.

    Arnor was one of the first Icelanders to play outside of his home country, and he is most famous for his seven-year spell at Anderlecht, where he won the Belgian title for three consecutive season between 1985 and 1987.

    The former striker also missed the final penalty of the 1984 UEFA Cup Final, giving the trophy to Tottenham Hotspur.

    His son Eidur endured an injury-blighted career at PSV Eindhoven, where he played alongside former Brazil striker, Ronaldo.

    He joined Bolton Wanderers in 1998 and moved to Chelsea two years later, where he twice won the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho. Eidur is currently playing for FC Brugge in Belgium.

    Arnor and Eidur never played together for Iceland, but son, 17, did replace father, 34, as a substitute in a match against Estonia in 1996.