Father and son goalkeepers

Angus Gunn is to follow in his father Bryan’s footsteps after joining Norwich on loan from Manchester City.

Here, Football Paradise takes a look at the Gunns and some other father-and-son goalkeeper combinations.

Bryan and Angus Gunn

Angus Gunn
Angus Gunn (Barrington Coombs/EMPICS)

Gunn senior’s only medals – European Cup Winners’ Cup and Scottish League Cup – came in the 1980s while playing for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen side, although he was an unused substitute in both finals. But he is best known for his 12 years at Carrow Road, where in 1993 he was voted the club’s player of the year as the Canaries finished third in the inaugural Premier League. Angus was on Norwich’s books before moving to Manchester City in 2011. The England Under-21 international has yet to make a first-team appearance but was regularly an unused substitute last season for Pep Guardiola’s team.

Peter and Kasper Schmeichel

Kasper, left, and Peter Schmeichel
Kasper, left, and Peter Schmeichel (PA)

Arguably the most well-known of father and son goalkeepers. Manchester United great Peter is widely considered one of the best of all time and has a trophy collection to prove it, which includes 10 league titles in three countries, three FA Cups, a Champions League, European Super Cup and a European Championship with Denmark. Leicester stopper Kasper had big footsteps to follow in, but in recent years has emerged from his father’s shadow. Like Schmeichel senior, he is a Premier League champion and Denmark number one.

Miguel and Jose Reina

Jose Reina
Jose Reina (Mike Egerton/PA)

The Reinas have both played in European Cup finals. Miguel was part of the Atletico Madrid team which reached the 1974 final against Bayern Munich, losing in a replay. Jose was also on the losing side in 2007 when Liverpool were beaten by AC Milan. Unlike his son, Reina senior has a league title to his name after winning the Spanish crown in 1977. But his son – now with Napoli – has added plenty of medals to the family cupboard, having lifted the FA Cup, League Cup, European Super Cup and Coppa Italia.

Fabio and Carlo Cudicini

Carlo Cudicini
Carlo Cudicini (Adam Davy/EMPICS)

Fabio is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers Italy has ever produced, despite having never represented his country. A career spanning three decades brought seven major titles, including Serie A, European Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup glory, and saw him inducted into the AC Milan hall of fame. The early part of Carlo’s career in Italy was difficult but it took off at Chelsea, where he won two League Cups and two FA Cups. He left for Tottenham in 2009 after being dislodged by Petr Cech, but found his opportunities also limited at White Hart Lane.

Mike and Ian Walker

Ian Walker
Ian Walker (Adam Davy/EMPICS)

A Third Division winner with Watford in 1969, Walker senior is best remembered for his time at Colchester, where he made more than 400 appearances and in 2010 was inducted into the club’s hall of fame. Ian reached greater heights than his father. He was Tottenham’s number one for many years, won the 1999 League Cup with Spurs and was capped four times by England.

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