Athletes and their doppelganger sons

German folklore tells stories of people being haunted by ghosts that look exactly like them. In American culture, we use the word doppelganger to refer to a person who could practically be your twin, well at least according to Facebook. With Father’s Day upon us, we would like to celebrate athletes who happen to have sons that are miniature versions of them. Happy Father’s Day!

*ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: John Daly of the USA practices with his eight year old son - John Daly Jnr on the practice range prior to the start of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on September 26, 2011 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images).

John Daly of the USA practices with his eight year old son - John Daly Jnr on the practice range prior to the start of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on September 26, 2011 in St Andrews, Scotland.

Jack Brady and his dad, NFL player Tom Brady

®LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: David Beckham and son Romeo Beckham take in a game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

David Beckham and son Romeo Beckham take in a game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

LeBron James Jr. and his dad, NBA player LeBron James

LeBron James Jr. and his dad, NBA player LeBron James

Kai Wayne Rooney and his dad, soccer star Wayne Rooney

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Morris Claiborne from LSU stands on stage with his son Morris Jr. during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Morris Claiborne; Morris Claiborne Jr.

Morris Claiborne from LSU stands on stage with his son Morris Jr. during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City.

Karter Chamberlain and his dad Joba Chamberlain

Karter Chamberlain and his dad MLB player Joba Chamberlain

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Billy Joe Saunders celebrates his victory over Tony Hill with his son Steve during the Vacant Commonwealth Middleweight Championship at Royal Albert Hall on April 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Billy Joe Saunders celebrates his victory over Tony Hill with his son Steve during the Vacant Commonwealth Middleweight Championship at Royal Albert Hall on April 28, 2012 in London, England.

Albert Jr. and MLB player Albert Pujols

Albert Jr. and his dad, MLB player Albert Pujols

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: American League All-Star Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers poses with sons Jaden (L) and Haven (R) after winning the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

American League All-Star Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers poses with sons Jaden (L) and Haven (R) after winning the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Christopher Emmanuel Paul II and his dad, NBA player Chris Paul

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 19: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona holds his son Thiago during the celebration after winning the Spanish League after the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Valladolid CF at Camp Nou on May 19, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona holds his son Thiago during the celebration after winning the Spanish League after the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Valladolid CF at Camp Nou on May 19, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade and his dad, NBA star Dwyane Wade

Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade and his dad, NBA star Dwyane Wade

Devin Fitzgerald and his dad, NFL player Larry Fitzgerald

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 19: Sergio Aguero of Atletico smiles with his son Benjamin during the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on September 19, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero of Atletico smiles with his son Benjamin during the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium on September 19, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 26: Miguel Montero #26 of the Arizona Diamondbacks holds his son, Angel, in his lap while talking to the press about his new contract prior to a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field on May 26, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Miguel Montero #26 of the Arizona Diamondbacks holds his son, Angel, in his lap while talking to the press about his new contract prior to a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field on May 26, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots smiles with his son Brian Belichick during the game with the St. Louis Rams at Gillette Stadium on October 26, 2008 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Lucas of Liverpool waves to the fans with his son Pedro Leiva after the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Queens Park Rangers at Anfield on May 19, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Lucas of Liverpool waves to the fans with his son Pedro Leiva after the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Queens Park Rangers at Anfield on May 19, 2013 in Liverpool, England.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 4: NFL player Chad Ochocinco and son attend game one of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Staples Center on June 4, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chad Ochocinco

NFL player Chad Ochocinco and son attend game one of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Staples Center on June 4, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

>SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 18: LaDainian Tomlinson, with son Daylen, attends the announcement his retirement from professional football, after signing a one-day contract with the San Diego Chargers and being immediately released by the club, on June 18, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)

LaDainian Tomlinson, with son Daylen, attends the announcement his retirement from professional football, after signing a one-day contract with the San Diego Chargers and being immediately released by the club, on June 18, 2012 in San Diego, California.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets sits with his son Kiyan Carmelo Anthony during the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam at Staples Center on February 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets sits with his son Kiyan Carmelo Anthony during the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam at Staples Center on February 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: American League All-Star David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Ortiz

American League All-Star David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 11: American League All-Star Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians looks on with his son Meyer during the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby at Chase Field on July 11, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

American League All-Star Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians looks on with his son Meyer during the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby at Chase Field on July 11, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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