When you are the son of the “third best football player in the world,” the pressure must be crazy high to excel in the same sport. Thankfully, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s son, Maximilian Ibrahimovic, is a natural at showcasing his football skills as he currently plays for the PSG youth academy.
Zlatan is a Swedish football player who has a decorated career with 31 trophies thanks to his versatility and powerful striking ability. He currently plays as a forward for the LA Galaxy and is considered as “one of the best strikers in the game.” That said, we can’t wait for Maximilian to have his turn and shine bright on the field when the new generation of players takes over.
When you’re a child to one of the world’s most popular athletes, expect to be a favorite subject among the media, fans, and sports analysts. In the case of Charlie Woods, his parents, golfer Tiger Woods, and former model, Elin Nordegren, have nothing to worry about. Charlie, who is now 10 years old, seems to already be a pro at playing golf.
In 2016, when he was just seven years old, Charlie bagged 2nd place in the U.S. Kids Golf Boys 7 event, held in Palm Beach, Florida. What else can we expect from this talented kid? The younger Woods seems set to create a successful career of his own in the near future.
Kelly Christina Nascimento
Daughter to legendary soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, Kelly Cristina Nascimento found success, not on the football field, but in the entertainment industry. The 50-year-old actress is also a talented singer and founded the former Walkabout Theater Company in Manhattan.
Kelly’s father is considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time. He was voted World Player of the Century in 1999 and stunned a lot of famous figures. “My name is Ronald Reagan, I'm the President of the United States of America. But you don't need to introduce yourself, because everyone knows who Pelé is," former president Ronald Reagan greeted Pelé when he arrived at the White House.
Cal Ripken Jr., nicknamed “The Iron Man,” is considered one of the best baseball players of all time. He played 21 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, was a recipient of MVP awards, and was a 19-time All-Star. That said, his son Ryan Ripken is catching up to match or exceed his father’s decorated career.
Ryan is also a baseball player and was drafted by the Orioles in the Major League Baseball amateur draft in 2012. However, at this time, he made the decision to pursue his education instead at the University of South Carolina. In 2017, he inked a deal with the Orioles and played for the Aberdeen Ironbirds.
Laila Ali is a former professional boxer who held multiple titles from the WBC, WIBA, and IBF. Such accomplishments of Laila are no surprise as she is the daughter of Muhammad Ali, considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Laila started boxing when she was 18 years old after watching a Christy Martin fight. When she told her father about her plans of boxing professionally, Muhammad was not happy due to the dangers of the combat sport. Any father would do his best to protect his daughter, but then Laila fought for her dreams and triumphed in the end. Of course, her father must have been proud of her.