The most famous pairs of brothers and sisters in sports are those who played in matches together or achieved great success alone.
Families consisting of several athletes are more common than we think. However, in this article, we will talk about the most famous pairs of siblings in the world of sports. They are world famous for their achievements.
Who are the most famous sibling pairs in sports?
The Williams siblings, Marquez and Gasol are just a few examples of very famous sibling pairs in the world of sports. Find out more about them in the following sections:
Venus and Serena Williams: the best celebrity couple
They are extremely famous all over the world. Venus is one year older than her sister Serena; they were born in 1980 and 1981. Both sisters are clear proof that success is something we carry in our genes. Both tennis players have been ranked number one in the WTA rankings, but Venus was the first African American woman to achieve this in 2002. Serena has 27 Grand Slam titles, the Olympic champion.
Pau and Marc Gasol
Both basketball players started their careers at FC Barcelona. Later, the Memphis Grizzlies signed Pau, the elder of the brothers (he was born in 1980 and his brother in 1985), to the NBA.
Thus, Pau became the second Spaniard to enter the most important basketball league in the world. On the other hand, the Los Angeles Lakers signed Marc in 2007; a year later he "convinced" his brother to come and play with them.
The Gasol brothers are undoubtedly very important in the history of the Spanish basketball team. In 2006 they were part of the team that won the World Championship in Japan, beating Greece. Pau was also considered the best player of the tournament and he was one of the perfect five. Pau plays for the Portland Trail Blazers and Mark plays for the Toronto Raptors.
Bob and Mike Bryan
They are not only two of the most famous siblings in sports, but they are also twins! These almost identical tennis players born in 1978 specialize in doubles matches; together they have won no less than 101 titles. In addition, they also won first place in the ATP doubles ranking.
The Brian brothers, who can be seen in the top image of this article, have won four Wimbledon, three Roland Garros, three Australian Opens and one US Open, among other titles. And that's not all. They also won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games and a bronze medal in 2008. Bet with the best bonuses at Swedish online bookmakers at www.oddsbett.com.
Mark and Alex Marquez
They are another example of very famous siblings in Spanish sport, more specifically motorcycling. Marc is the older brother; he was born in 1993 and Alex was born in 1996. Marc has won eight world titles in three different categories.
Alex, on the other hand, rides in the Moto2 class and has two world titles. The Marquez brothers are the only siblings to win a world title in the same season and the first to win a Grand Prix on the same day. On June 14, 2014, Marc won the Grand Prix in Catalonia and Alex won at the Montmelo circuit.
Michael and Ralf Schumacher
Although the older brother is the more famous of the two, the younger one is not far behind. Michael, born in 1969, won seven Formula 1 championship from 1994 to 2001. He is the driver with the most titles in the top category of motorsport.
Ralf, born in 1997, has six victories and 27 podium places. His professional career began in 1997 and ended in 2007.
Here's another interesting fact about the Schumacher brothers: both of their sons (Mick, who is Michael's son, and David, who is Ralf's son) are also Formula 1 pilots. And to prove that speed runs in the family, Schumacher's half-brother, Sebastian Stahl, is also a driver!
To complete this list, we have some more examples of famous sibling pairs in sports: Frank and Ronald de Boer (football), Xabi and Mikel Alonso (football), Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee (triathlon) and Marat Safin and Dinara Safina (tennis).
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