The Mexican brothers appear to be inseparable, but are not the first family to stick together on their journey
JONATHAN DOS SANTOS’ recent move to LA Galaxy shows that family really is the most important thing to the Mexican.
For the FOURTH time in his career, the 27-year-old is joining up with his brother, former Spurs maestro Giovani – this time to soak up the sun in Los Angeles.
Jonno and Gio, 28, have proved inseparable over the last eight years, playing side-by-side at Barcelona B, Barcelona, Villarreal and now with the MLS franchise giants.
With 95 caps for Mexico, Gio has lit up the international stage.
While Jonno took advantage of Barcelona’s prime era, winning three La Liga’s and one Champions League.
These two amigos are also part of a special band of brothers who have played together at more than one club.
Frank and Ronald de Boer (47) – 5 (Ajax, Barcelona, Rangers, Al-Rayyan, Al-Shamal)
The footballing twins who set the benchmark for family success on the pitch, with their statistics speaking volumes.
Together at Ajax they won five Eredivisie titles, as well as the Champions League.
Their times at Barcelona brought one La Liga, while Ronald went on to win a further five trophies in Glasgow.
For Holland, the duo racked up 179 appearances between them, scoring 13 each.
Aleksei and Vasili Berezutski (35) – 3 (Smena, Torpedo-ZIL Moscow, CSKA Moscow)
Identical in every way, and powerhouses of the Russian league.
They can boast 667 appearances domestically at the ages of 35, and took the same route to find their home away from home at CSKA.
One UEFA Cup and six league titles isn’t bad showing either, with a third placed medal at the Euros in 2008 in their pockets to show the parents too.
Fabio and Rafael Da Silva (27) – 2 (Fluminese, Man United)
They were two of the best and brightest young full-backs around, and the twins racked up some silverware in England to prove it.
Moving over hand-in-hand from Brazil, they won two Premier League titles together, while Rafael took an extra one on top of two Champions League runners-up medals.
They also lifted the U17 South American Championship together in 2007.
Salomon (31) and Bonaventure Kalou (39) – 2 (ASEC Mimosas, Feyenoord)
The former Chelsea star and his bro Bona started their careers with Belgian club ASEC Mimosas.
Bona then moved to Dutch side Feyenoord, and convinced the staff to sign on his younger brother.
They made a combined 218 appearances for the Dutch side, scoring 70 goals.
They also made over 100 international appearances between them.
But Salomon would go on to win everything possible domestically for the Blues, as well as an African Cup of Nations in 2015.
Halil and Hamit Altintop (34) – 2 (SG Wattenscheid 09, Schalke)
Seeing double again, these identical twins have 120 caps between them for Turkey.
But defender Hamit is the one who has caught the eye in Europe, playing for Bayern and Real Madrid in his time.
However, they both made their names playing together with Schalke.
Despite never winning a trophy together, they were mainstays in the Bundesliga and two of the most consistent performers of the league.