If you’re of a certain age, this could make you feel quite dated, but a fair number of sporting heroes are so old that their children are already emerging as stars of their own. Here are a few notable ones:
The oldest son of soccer star David Beckham has been swiftly trying to follow in his father’s footsteps. The younger Beckham, who plays on the right of midfield, was a part of Arsenal’s youth academy in North London, but the 15-year-old is being released at the end of the season after failing to make the grade.
He is sure to find another home, and just from a marketing viewpoint, Arsenal may one day regret its decision.
But Brookyln’s younger brother seems to have a great future ahead of him in tennis, despite also following in his brother’s footsteps by being enrolled in the Arsenal academy. Romeo’s tennis coach says the 12-year-old has incredible talent. “I’m not sure his parents realize how good he is,” he said.
The 16-year-old son of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, Michael Schumacher, recently started his career in the fast and dangerous world of motor racing after being called up to be a driver in Formula 4.
The eldest son of Seve Ballesteros turned pro last year at the age of 23. His father, who died in 2011, won five majors in a glittering career.
Chris Eubank is a British boxer famed for his eccentric demeanour, his dandyish outfits, and some incredible fights that defined an era in the country’s boxing history.
His son is a 25-year-old raw talent who has only lost once in 19 fights.
Nicolas, the son of four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain, and Bruno, the nephew of Brazilian racing legend and three-time Formula 1 champion Ayrton, are both racers in the all-electric racing series being held around the world for the first time this year.