D’Margio Wright-Phillips the latest in a soccer dynasty to rival the Maldinis, Alonsos and Kluiverts
Stoke City youngster has a lot to live up to, but he isn’t the first emerging player whose family name already marks him out for great things.
While D'Margio may not be a name you hear often, especially in footballing circles, Wright-Phillips certainly is.
His dad, Shaun Wright-Phillips, made over 300 Premier League appearances for Manchester City, Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers, scoring 32 times and assisting 35. He also earned 36 caps for England before ending his career in 2017 following a spell in America.
Ian Wright, D'Margio's grandfather, is currently a pundit and enjoyed a stellar career even though he didn't play a professional match until the age of 22. Wright was a clinical finisher at every club he played for and he is part of the Premier League 100 club having netted over a century of goals in the top flight.
He made 33 appearances for England, scoring nine times, including four in one match against San Marino. Since retiring, Wright has become a TV personality and been involved in shows such as I'm a Celeb.
Last weekend, the player bagged his first goal for the club - a first-minute strike against Fulham - in what was just his third first-team appearance.
Alongside Wright-Phillips in the Stoke squad are two other sons of former players - Tom Ince (son of Paul Ince) and Tyrese Campbell (son of Kevin Campbell).
He, like Ian Wright, also had a memorable stint on I'm A Celebrity.
Frank Lampard Sr is Harry Redknapp's brother-in-law and best mate and a West Ham United icon, the club he played at for almost 20 years. He went on to serve as assistant manager to Redknapp.
Lampard Jr, like his uncle, has gone into management but is currently out of the game after being sacked by Chelsea in January 2021.
His three sons are all on the books of professional clubs, with his eldest, Sveinn playing in the Swedish top division for Elfsborg and having featured for Iceland from under-17 through to the full team. He scored his first Iceland goal in January 2022 against South Korea in a 5-1 friendly victory.
Alonso has won the Premier League, FA Cup, Europa League, Super Cup and the Champions League while at Stamford Bridge. However, he still trails his grandfather when it comes to silverware.