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.

There was a familiar name on the scoresheet during Stoke City's 3-2 defeat against Fulham last weekend.

While D'Margio may not be a name you hear often, especially in footballing circles, Wright-Phillips certainly is.

Son of Shaun Wright-Phillips, D'Margio's first goal in the Championship was one to remember and certainly worthy of the family name. His first-minute effort also marked a historic milestone as the Wright (Wright-Phillips) family have now scored goals across the last five decades.

The latest in a dynasty which started with Ian Wright, he is not the only player to have continued in the family trade, as Planet Sport finds out.

Wright/Wright-Phillips

D'Margio Wright-Phillips Stoke Hull Jan22

D'Margio's dad and grandad both won the Premier League and the 20-year-old will be hoping to reach the same heights.

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.

D'Margio's uncle, Bradley is also a professional player, whose best spell came while playing for New York Red Bulls in MLS between 2013 and 2020. The striker scored 126 goals in 240 games for the Red Bulls and lined up alongside Thierry Henry during his time in America.

D'Margio, like Shaun and Bradley started his journey at the Manchester City academy. However, D'Margio left without making a first team appearance in 2021 to join Stoke's under-23s.

He made his debut in January 2022 in an FA Cup third round win over Leyton Orient and retained his place for the following week's 2-0 win at Hull.

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).

Lampard/Redknapp

Harry Redknapp Frank Lampard Jan00

Another famous English dynasty which most fans will be very aware of. Harry Redknapp is most well-known for his time in management, taking charge of West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham and winning the FA Cup with Pompey in 2008.

He, like Ian Wright, also had a memorable stint on I'm A Celebrity.

His son Jamie is now a pundit and played to a high level with the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in an injury-hit career. He played 17 times for England and retired in 2005.

Frank Lampard Jamie Redknapp Sep04

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.

His son Frank also played for West Ham, but is best known for his time at Chelsea where he became one of the greatest midfielders the Premier League has ever seen.

Lampard Jr, like his uncle, has gone into management but is currently out of the game after being sacked by Chelsea in January 2021.

Maldini

Paolo Maldini AC Milan May09

Again, a family that needs little introduction. Daniel is the latest of the Maldini clan to become a professional, making his debut for AC Milan in February 2020.

His dad Paolo and grandad Cesare also played for the Rossoneri.

However, while Cesare and Paolo were both rock-solid defenders, Daniel is a midfielder.

A current Italy under-20 international, he follows in the footsteps of his grandad who played on 14 occasions for Italy and dad Paolo who played 126 times, placing him third on the all-time list.

Gudjohnsen

Eidur Gudjohnsen Chelsea Feb06

Eidur Gudjohnsen and his father Arnor made history in 1996 when Eidur replaced his father to make his international debut for Iceland against Estonia.

Arnor hung up his boots in 2001 and Eidur went on to play for clubs including Chelsea and Barcelona. He won the Premier League on two occasions, as well as La Liga and the Champions League and is arguably the greatest Icelandic player of all-time.

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.

Eidur's other two sons, Andri and Julian are on the books of Real Madrid. Andri also has six caps for Iceland and was set up for his most recent international goal by his brother Sveinn.

Alonso

Marquitos Real Madrid May60

Believe it or not, Marcos Alonso is not the most decorated member of his family when it comes to trophies.

His late grandfather Marquitos was a part of the Real Madrid side that won five consecutive European Cups between 1956 and 1960. His son, commonly known as Marcos, was a winger in the 1970s and '80s and came through the Real Madrid academy.

He spent 10 years of his career at Real's biggest rivals, Atletico and Barcelona and went on to make 302 La Liga appearances, scoring 46 times.

Marcos won La Liga while at Barca and gained 22 caps for the Spanish national team.

He went on to manage Sevilla and Atletico before his last job at Granada in 2008.

Marcos Alonso shinpads May18

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso also came through the Real academy. However, after only playing once, he moved on to sign for Bolton before a switch to Italy and Fiorentina.

A loan spell at Sunderland followed before Alonso moved to Chelsea in 2016. Signed for over £20million, big things were expected of the left wing-back and he has delivered.

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.

Kluivert

Patrick Kluivert Netherland Jun04

The Kluivert name was made famous in Suriname by Kenneth Kluivert, who finished as top scorer in the league on multiple occasions. In 1970, he relocated to the Netherlands, where son Patrick was born.

Patrick had an impressive professional career, starting out in Ajax's academy and going on to average a goal in every two matches. He then moved on to AC Milan and Barcelona, where he scored 122 goals and assisted 59 more in just 257 appearances.

His career after Barcelona took him to Newcastle, Valencia, PSV and Lille.

From 1994 to 2004 he gained 79 caps for Netherlands, scoring 40 goals. His career honours include winning the Eredivisie three times, La Liga, Champions League, Super Cup and the Euro 2000 Golden Boot.

His son, Justin, has gone on to play for Ajax, Roma, Red Bull Leipzig and Nice and has made two national team appearances. A talented winger, Justin became the youngest player to score for Roma in the Champions League when he did so in 2018 against Viktoria Plzen.

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