Ranking the 7 Best Sets of Brothers to Play Together Following the Ayew Brothers' Swansea Reunion

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How good were Andre and Jordan Ayew on Saturday? While you may not have watched the game against West Ham, or even caught the highlight reel on Match of the Day (even though the Swans were first to be introduced by Gary Lineker for what seemed like the first time ever), there's nothing stopping you from reading the countless interviews in which teammates have been raving about their performance. It seemed like Andre turned to Jordan and said "listen, this is my old team, we need to embarrass...

<p>While it could be argued that these two didn't play together during both of these players' best years, they're still a pretty phenomenal duo.</p> <br><p>Kolo made his name amongst the Arsenal Invincibles squad, while Yaya was made in Barcelona - but really blossomed in the Premier League with Manchester City.</p> <br><p>The Toures spent a while together at the Etihad before the older sibling (Kolo) found pastures new on Merseyside. Yaya remains at City, but his future is in doubt at the ripe old age of 34.</p>
Kolo and Yaya Toure - Manchester City

While it could be argued that these two didn't play together during both of these players' best years, they're still a pretty phenomenal duo.


Kolo made his name amongst the Arsenal Invincibles squad, while Yaya was made in Barcelona - but really blossomed in the Premier League with Manchester City.


The Toures spent a while together at the Etihad before the older sibling (Kolo) found pastures new on Merseyside. Yaya remains at City, but his future is in doubt at the ripe old age of 34.

<p>An inseparable duo. Both de Boers enjoyed huge early success with Ajax, and went on to play for four other teams together after their conquering of the Netherlands. While at a glance, their career paths may be tricky to determine which was the 'better' brother. Their international success is contrasting.</p> <br><p>While Ronald managed 67 appearances for the national side, Frank went on to receive 112 Dutch caps; clearly showing who was more valued.</p> <br><p>They both played together at Ajax, Barcelona, Rangers and Qatari sides Al-Rayyan and Al-Shamal. You can imagine the thought process through the joint signings - "Which brother is better?"</p> <br><p>"I don't know."</p> <br><p>"Sod it, we'll buy them both and find out for ourselves."</p>
Frank and Ronald de Boer - FIVE TEAMS. FIVE.

An inseparable duo. Both de Boers enjoyed huge early success with Ajax, and went on to play for four other teams together after their conquering of the Netherlands. While at a glance, their career paths may be tricky to determine which was the 'better' brother. Their international success is contrasting.


While Ronald managed 67 appearances for the national side, Frank went on to receive 112 Dutch caps; clearly showing who was more valued.


They both played together at Ajax, Barcelona, Rangers and Qatari sides Al-Rayyan and Al-Shamal. You can imagine the thought process through the joint signings - "Which brother is better?"


"I don't know."


"Sod it, we'll buy them both and find out for ourselves."

<p>Another set of twins on our hands right now. The Benders both started out at 1860 Munich, before having to move on due to the club's financial problems. Their careers together were short lived when moving apart in 2009, but eight years later, the two would return to each other. Like star crossed brothers. It was meant to be.</p> <br><p>While Lars went to Bayer Leverkusen after Munich, and Sven to Dortmund, last summer saw the latter rejoin his twin North Rhine-Westphalia. What a beautiful story.</p> <br><p>FUN FACT! The Under-19 Euros saw both players awarded joint player of the tournament. While it was probably because they were both flawless in their performances, we'd like to think it was because UEFA couldn't tell them apart.</p>
Lars and Sven Bender - 1860 Munich & Bayer Leverkusen

Another set of twins on our hands right now. The Benders both started out at 1860 Munich, before having to move on due to the club's financial problems. Their careers together were short lived when moving apart in 2009, but eight years later, the two would return to each other. Like star crossed brothers. It was meant to be.


While Lars went to Bayer Leverkusen after Munich, and Sven to Dortmund, last summer saw the latter rejoin his twin North Rhine-Westphalia. What a beautiful story.


FUN FACT! The Under-19 Euros saw both players awarded joint player of the tournament. While it was probably because they were both flawless in their performances, we'd like to think it was because UEFA couldn't tell them apart.

<p>The Neville brothers are members of a rather sporting family. While the two played a rather influential role in sir Alex Ferguson's reign of terror as Manchester United manager (Gary going on to captain the side), Phil is also twins with England netball international Tracey Neville, while their father, Neville Neville (never ceases to be funny) was commercial director of Bury.</p> <br><p>The two have both been involved in coaching roles within the England international setup, and Phil even assisted Gary during his tortuous, and short lived time in Valencia. They both also co-own Salford City football club, along with other Class of '92 members.</p>
Gary and Phil Neville - Manchester United

The Neville brothers are members of a rather sporting family. While the two played a rather influential role in sir Alex Ferguson's reign of terror as Manchester United manager (Gary going on to captain the side), Phil is also twins with England netball international Tracey Neville, while their father, Neville Neville (never ceases to be funny) was commercial director of Bury.


The two have both been involved in coaching roles within the England international setup, and Phil even assisted Gary during his tortuous, and short lived time in Valencia. They both also co-own Salford City football club, along with other Class of '92 members.

<p>Bonus points for twins? Both Fabio and Rafael came into the game through Brazilian side Fluminese - before making the switch to Manchester United in February 2007.</p> <br><p>It was from here the two began to endure differing careers. While Rafael went on to stay at Old Trafford until 2014 - before making the switch to Lyon where he remains, Fabio struggled at United, and after a loan spell at Queen's Park Rangers, made the permanent move to Cardiff. He now plies his trade in the Championship with Middlesbrough.</p>
Rafael and Fabio Pereira da Silva - Fluminese & Manchester United

Bonus points for twins? Both Fabio and Rafael came into the game through Brazilian side Fluminese - before making the switch to Manchester United in February 2007.


It was from here the two began to endure differing careers. While Rafael went on to stay at Old Trafford until 2014 - before making the switch to Lyon where he remains, Fabio struggled at United, and after a loan spell at Queen's Park Rangers, made the permanent move to Cardiff. He now plies his trade in the Championship with Middlesbrough.

<p>The three amigos.</p> <br><p>October 22nd 1988 saw history written into the archives as the trio of brothers - oldest in Danny, and twins Rod and Ray - all line up together in the Southampton first team. A 2-1 defeat at the Dell against Sheffield Wednesday.</p> <br><p>Quite impressive, the three of them took up over a quarter of the starting lineup.</p> <br><p>It was Danny who enjoyed what would be seen as the most successful career - going on to move to Manchester United and pick up and FA Cup winner's medal, as well as turning out for the England first team (the other two were only involved at youth level).</p>
Danny, Rod and Ray Wallace - Southampton

The three amigos.


October 22nd 1988 saw history written into the archives as the trio of brothers - oldest in Danny, and twins Rod and Ray - all line up together in the Southampton first team. A 2-1 defeat at the Dell against Sheffield Wednesday.


Quite impressive, the three of them took up over a quarter of the starting lineup.


It was Danny who enjoyed what would be seen as the most successful career - going on to move to Manchester United and pick up and FA Cup winner's medal, as well as turning out for the England first team (the other two were only involved at youth level).

<p>These two had to be included in the list, but in a bit to avoid bias we've stuck them in straight away. </p> <br><p>The quite depressing part about this is that they have another brother called Ibrahim, who is the oldest of the three, but no one has ever heard of him. Unless, of course, you support Europa FC - who? </p> <br><p>The two have been through thick and thin together, including the controversy of being left out of the Ghana international team for a time because the manager is jealous of their father Abedi Pele (yes, it's that petty) - you may have heard of him.</p>
Jordan and Andre Ayew - Marseille & Swansea

These two had to be included in the list, but in a bit to avoid bias we've stuck them in straight away.


The quite depressing part about this is that they have another brother called Ibrahim, who is the oldest of the three, but no one has ever heard of him. Unless, of course, you support Europa FC - who?


The two have been through thick and thin together, including the controversy of being left out of the Ghana international team for a time because the manager is jealous of their father Abedi Pele (yes, it's that petty) - you may have heard of him.

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