Six sons who followed their fathers into football as Romeo Beckham makes debut

Romeo Beckham could become the latest in a long line of father-son duos who have both had impressive professional careers – including one of his father's old team-mates.

Romeo, 19, made his first appearance for Fort Lauderdale at the weekend, an American third-tier club who field a reserve side for MLS outfit Inter Miami.

Just like his father David used to, the teenager played on the right-wing in their clash against South Georgia Tormenta, which ended as a 2-2 draw, in which Harvey Neville also featured.

Following his bow, Daily Star Sport have taken a look at six father and son duos who have both had memorable careers in professional football, with two families both sharing Premier League medals.

Romeo Beckham

David Beckham will be quietly hoping to see his son Romeo climb the ranks after he made his professional debut, having previously spent time on the books at LA Galaxy, PSG and Arsenal.

While brothers Brooklyn and Cruz have moved away from football, Romeo looks keen to work his way up the leagues having written on Instagram: "Blessed to have made my pro debut tonight."

Despite the first-team struggling under Phil Neville, the presence of his dad David and fellow Brit Harvey Neville look set to help him at the start of his career.

Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp followed in the footsteps of his father by forging a fine professional career, with both spending time at Bournemouth.

While Harry made his name at West Ham between 1965 and 1972, Jamie was best known for playing at Liverpool and then Tottenham.

Harry has been more successful in his managerial career with FA Cup glory and a Premier League manager of the season award, while Jamie won the League Cup during his time at Anfield.

Frank Lampard

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With the help of some early guidance of uncle Harry, Frank Lampard followed in his father's footsteps by turning professional with West Ham, before going to become one of the greatest English midfielders ever.

Frank Jr won three Premier League titles and the Champions League during his time at Chelsea, making 106 appearances for England and going on to manage his former club.

Frank Snr on the other hand spent 18 years in the West Ham first-team before a season at Southend, making almost 600 league appearances and playing twice for England.

Shaun Wright-Phillips

Shaun Wright-Phillips managed to follow in the footsteps of father Ian Wright by forging a fine career in the top flight and playing a key role for his country.

While Ian won the Premier League and three domestic cups during the height of his career at Arsenal, his 33 England caps would be surpassed by his son.

Shaun made 36 appearances between 2004 and 2010, during which time he won the Premier League and FA Cup with Chelsea either side of two spells with Manchester City.

Kasper Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel had to live through years of comparisons with father Peter before creating a legacy of his own, spending 11 seasons in inferior leagues before returning to the big time with Leicester.

Since their promotion, Kasper helped them to Premier League glory in one of the biggest shocks in football history, adding the FA Cup to his medal collection last season.

Peter, on the other hand, won five Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United, also winning Euro 1992 with Denmark as part of his 129 international appearances.

Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland may only be at the beginning of his professional career, but he has already surpassed the legacy of his father by scoring 137 goals across 178 senior outings.

Since his move to Borussia Dortmund, the 21-year-old has managed 68 goals in just 67 games, firing them to DFB-Pokal glory last season as he prepares for a summer move in 2022.

Alf, on the other hand, spent three seasons in England with Leeds and another three with Manchester City, but might well be best remembered for his clashes with Roy Keane.

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