Kin, Lose, Or Draw: The Top 10 Siblings in World Sport
The world of professional sport is one reserved for the very best.
Professional sport stars earn a wage that most can only dream of through prize money, sponsorship, and salary.
While many are often sickened by how much these athletes can earn it must be remembered that these are the chosen few. These are the ones that are at the top of their game.
Anyone who rises to the top of the game is inspiring but when siblings do it in the same sport it is awe-inspiring.
Here we look at a range of sport from tennis to soccer, American football to Formula One in search of the top 10 siblings in world sport.
10. Bobby and Jack Charlton (Soccer)
These guys should be higher up the list but because their achievements are more in the past than the rest, they claim the No. 10 spot.
Younger brother Bobby was the better player of the two, with many saying he was one of the best to ever grace the field.
He made his name with Manchester United where he played 606 games, scoring 199 goals.
During this time he won three League titles, an FA and European Cup whilst also winning the World Cup with England.
He is also a survivor of the Munich Air Crash where many of his team-mates died.
Like his brother, Jack was also a member of the 1966 World Cup winning team.
Jack spent his career with Leeds United where he won one League, FA Cup and two Fairs Cup.
However, he is best known for taking the Republic of Ireland to their first major championships with Euro '88 and World Cup 1990 where they made the quarter-finals.
FUN FACT: An Urban Legend circulating Ireland is that Jack used to pay for his pints with a cheque as he knew the barman wouldn't cash it but instead frame it and put it on the wall.
9. Gary and Phil Neville (Soccer)
Since its inception in the '90s, the English Premier League has become widely accepted as one of the best soccer leagues in the world.
Stars from across Europe, Africa, and South America ply their trade with the top teams.
Among those are English brothers Gary and Phil Neville.
Both brothers started their careers with Manchester United.
Together they won six Premier Leagues, three FA Cups and a European Cup with the Manchester club.
Gary has gone on to add another two Premier Leagues, European Cup and League Cup to his tally while brother Phil moved to Everton.
Both have also been capped by England at international level.
FUN FACT: Their father's name is Neville Neville.
8. Bob and Mike Bryan (Tennis)
Not alone are these guys brothers but they are also identical twins with a knack for tennis.
The Bryan twins have been among the top ranked doubles team in men's tennis for the last five years.
Together they have won 56 tour titles including Grand Slam victories at the French, US, Australian and Wimbledon Opens.
FUN FACT: Bob is left-handed while Mike is right-handed.
7. Kolo and Yaya Toure (Soccer)
Yet more brothers playing at the top of the footballing chain.
Kolo and Yaya Toure are brothers from the Ivory Coast who ply their trade in Europe.
Older brother Kolo made his name with Arsenal FC in London where he was part of the famed "Invincibles" who set an English record when they went through a whole season unbeaten (the total was 49).
He is now Captain of money-laden Manchester City.
Younger brother Yaya is with current Spanish and European Champions Barcelona.
He is one of the most sought after defensive midfielders in world football.
Both brothers will represent their country at the upcoming World Cup in South Africa.
They also have a lesser known brother called Ibrahim who plays with Al-Ittihad.
FUN FACT: The Toure Brothers could have played for the same club had Arsenal taken up the option to sign Yaya when he was on trial with the Londoners.
6. Paul and Morgan Hamm (Gymnastics)
Another set of American twin brothers bringing glory to their nation.
The Hamm's have both represented and won medals for the United States in gymnastics at the Olympic Games.
Paul is the more successful of the two having won three Olympic medals including gold for the all-round competition at the 2004 games.
Morgan won Olympic silver at the 2004 Olympics in the team competition.
FUN FACT: Both brothers would have been selected for the Beijing Olympic games were it not for some untimely injuries to both brothers.
5. Ronald and Frank De Boer (Soccer)
Twins once again.
The De Boer brothers are synonymous with Dutch football.
Both brothers are now retired but during the '90s played for some of the best teams in Europe while also representing Holland at World Cups and European Championships.
The 1994-1995 final will stay long in the minds of the De Boers as they were part of the young Ajax team that surprised Europe by beating AC Milan to be crowned European Champions.
FUN FACT: Both brothers played for Ajax, Barcelona and Rangers during their careers while also ending their time as professional footballers in Qatar.
4. Marat Safin and Dinara Safina (Tennis)
Finally a brother and sister combination.
Marat is the older of the two and is now retired from the sport.
He won 15 career titles including the Australian and US Open while also reaching the French Open and Wimbledon semi-finals.
Younger sister Dinara is 23 and currently ranked No. 2 in the world.
She has won Olympic silver and has reached two Grand Slam finals.
FUN FACT: The Safin's are the first brother and sister in tennis history to be ranked No. 1 in their respective category.
3. Eli and Peyton Manning (American Football)
Probably the most famous brothers to have played American Football—they must be because I have heard of them.
Eli currently plays for the New York Giants with whom he won Super Bowl XLII in 2008 and was crowned MVP.
Older brother Peyton will play in this year's Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts.
FUN FACT: Both brothers are quarterbacks for their respective teams.
2. Michael and Ralf Schumacher (Formula One)
Has ever one sibling been so overshadowed by the other?
One is considered one of the best Formula One drivers ever while the other one seems lost to history.
Michael Schumacher dominated the Formula One calender for many years.
He has won seven World Championships, 91 Grand Prix and amassed 1,369 career points.
And now he's back!
Meanwhile brother Ralf lived under the shadow of his brother, winning six races from 180 starts.
He failed to secure a drive in 2008 and since then has drove in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.
FUN FACT: Both Brothers started their careers with Irish team Jordan F1.
1. Serena and Venus Williams (Tennis)
Was there ever any doubt over who would be No. 1?
Venus and her younger sister Serena have caused a stir since they first arrived on the scene in the mid-1990s.
Be it their hair, clothes or playing style, the sisters have done things their way.
Venus has seven Grand Slam titles to Serena's 12.
Venus has a habit of winning at Wimbledon while the same can be said of Serena at Australia.
Together the sisters have won 11 double titles to compound their dominance of the sport.
They have won individual Grand Slams, double Grand Slams, and Olympic Medals.
Serena is currently the highest ranked ladies player while they won yet another double's Grand Slam last week in Melbourne.
And they are not finished yet!
They were also the first set of siblings to be ranked one and two in their sport.
So despite all the brothers that made the list, the Williams sisters make the number one spot because of their titles, continuing ability and time they have spent at the top. Sorry boys!
FUN FACT: Sadly, their father's name is not William Williams.