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Which Coaches Have Picked Their Own Sons/Daughters For The National Team?

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April 3rd, 2016, 4:58 am #1

I think there are dozens of cases. These are the ones I'm aware of so far:
Ondino Viera and Milton Viera (Uruguay, 1966 World Cup)
Cesare Maldini and Paolo Maldini (Italy, 1998 World Cup)Zlatko Kranjčar and Niko Kranjčar (Croatia, 2006 World Cup)
Vladimír Weiss and Vladimír Weiss (Slovakia, 2010 World Cup)Bob Bradley and Michael Bradley (United States, 2010 World Cup)Kálmán Mészöly and Géza Mészöly (Hungary, 1995)Richard Páez and Ricardo Páez (Venezuela, 2004 Copa América)Ilija Petković and Dušan Petković (Serbia & Montenegro, 2004)
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April 3rd, 2016, 2:54 pm #2

There must be many in small islands where a family dynasty carries the team.

For some reason, Roy Bailey and Gary Bailey occurred to me but it seems wrong.
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April 4th, 2016, 5:41 am #3

Danny Blind and Daley Blind (Netherlands, 2016)
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April 4th, 2016, 7:12 am #4

Guðjón Þórðarson (Iceland 1997-99) with two sons Þórður Guðjónsson and Bjarni Guðjónsson.
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April 4th, 2016, 12:15 pm #5

Wow, as to football dinasties, Iceland always offers interesting hints, see the historical substitution between the Gudjohnsens in 1996. 
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April 15th, 2016, 5:20 am #6

14/04/1993, Denmark-Latvia 2-0: the Latvian coach Jānis Gilis fielded his son Gints Gilis. 
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April 27th, 2016, 3:17 pm #7

At the 2001 Copa América, Peru's coach Julio César Uribe fielded his son Julio Edson.
This was not easy...
I'm a genius, please call me "Luca Einstein"
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June 2nd, 2016, 5:17 am #8

Here I'm not sure; probably only a Cypriot football specialist might know something more.
15/08/2001 Estonia 2-2 Cyprus
Cyprus coach Takis Haralambous fielded Marios Haralambous. According to Annuario del Calcio Mondiale 2001/02, Takis was born on 25/12/1944, while Marios on 18/06/1969. It would be interesting to know whether Takis is Marios' father.Online sources don't confirm this.
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June 7th, 2016, 3:33 am #9

A member of the Cyprus Football Association told me that Takis and Marios Charalambous aren't relatives. It's just a homonymy.
At the 1976 Olympic Games, the Israeli coach David Schweitzer fielded a player called Moshe Schweitzer. In this case, the Israel Football Association confirmed me that David was Moshe's father.
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June 25th, 2016, 5:16 am #10

In 2000, over the World Cup qualifiers, the Colombian coach Luis Augusto García called up his son Luis Alberto García.
This was difficult eh! If I were a Brazilian, my nickname would be "O Fenômeno"...
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June 26th, 2016, 2:07 pm #11

At the 1960 Olympic Games, India's coach Syed Abdul Rahim called up his son Syed Shahid Hakim.
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July 1st, 2016, 5:34 am #12

The friends at Fédération Tahitienne de Football have confirmed me that, over the 2004 OFC Nations Cup, coach Gérard Kautai picked his son Iotua Kautai
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July 7th, 2016, 5:40 am #13

In 2000, during the World Cup Qualifiers, the coach of Aruba, Marco Rasmijn, fielded a player called Juan Rasmijn.I'm not 100% sure, but I suspect they are father and son.
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August 27th, 2016, 4:51 am #14

This is
interesting. At the 2003 South Pacific Games, Papua New Guinea's coach
John Davani fielded his sons, Reginald and Alex. I've received a
confirmation directly from the PNGFA.
Luca wrote:
In 2000, during the World Cup Qualifiers, the coach of Aruba, Marco Rasmijn, fielded a player called Juan Rasmijn.I'm not 100% sure, but I suspect they are father and son.
In this case, the friends at AVB told me that Juan is not Marco's father.
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October 31st, 2016, 6:14 am #15

20/04/1994 USA 3-0 Moldova. In this case Moldova's coach Ion Caras fielded Emil Caras, who was not his son, but his nephew...
 
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January 22nd, 2017, 4:57 am #16

An interesting story from Africa: 03/07/1977 Rhodesia 1-1 South Africa
The coach of South Africa, Roy Bailey, picked his son Gary Bailey. Both came from England and Gary Bailey was also the goalkeeper of the English national team in the 1980s and one of the idols of Peter Schmeichel.
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January 22nd, 2017, 6:48 am #17

nfm24 wrote:
For some reason, Roy Bailey and Gary Bailey occurred to me but it seems wrong.
According to my more recently gathered data, Len Wilkinson was the South African goalkeeper in both matches vs Rhodesia in 1977.
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January 23rd, 2017, 2:30 pm #18

Thanks.
I got another one: 23/11/1968 Cyprus 0-1 West Germany
Cyprus' coach Pambos Avraamides fielded Lakis Avraamides. This article states that Lakis is Pambos' son.
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January 24th, 2017, 3:35 pm #19

Another curious case, even if slightly out-topic.Guatemala participated in the 1977 CONCACAF Championship with a coach called Carlos Wellmann and with a player called Allan Wellmann. They were not father and son, but... uncle and nephew.
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February 21st, 2017, 5:19 am #20

11/09/2012 Bermuda 8-0 Saint-Martin: Bermuda's coach Andrew Bascome fielded a player named Drewonde Bascome. Drewonde is Andrew's son. Source
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March 3rd, 2017, 4:11 am #21

A recent one. In 2015 Bachana Tskhadadze of Georgia played a couple of matches for the National team when his father, Kakhaber Tskhadadze, was the coach.
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March 8th, 2017, 2:21 pm #22

29/03/2015 Bermuda 3-0 Bahamas Bahamas coach Dion Godet fielded Christopher Godet. Christopher is the son of Dion.
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April 11th, 2017, 8:33 am #23

1951 CCCF Championship. The coach of Costa Rica, Ismael Quesada, picked his son, Édgar Quesada.
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June 12th, 2017, 5:36 am #24

Another one
11/06/2015 Dominican Republic 1-2 Belize14/06/2015 Belize 3-0 Dominican Republic
During these two matches, the Dominican player Yosimar Mojica was fielded by his father, coach Juan Manuel Mojica.
What a dirty piece of genius I am
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June 12th, 2017, 6:42 pm #25

Probably off-topic, but current Brazil NT coach, Adenor Leonardo "Tite" Bacchi called his son, Matheus Rizzi Bacchi... as assistant coach.
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September 28th, 2017, 7:10 am #26

Another case from CONCACAF
During the 1982 World Cup qualifiers, precisely on 01/08/1980, the coach of Trinidad and Tobago, Alvin Corneal, fielded his son, Anton, versus Haiti.
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October 10th, 2017, 3:33 am #27

In 2011, during the World Cup qualifiers, the coach of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Gary Brough, fielded a player named George Brough. I have to investigate a bit, but I suspect they are father and son.
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November 21st, 2017, 3:50 am #28

Mohammad Awad coached Jordan between 1992 and 2000. During this period, he called up his son Adnan Awad, who was a regular player of the national team between 1993 and 2003. Source
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January 3rd, 2018, 5:27 am #29

I begin to think I am a piece of legend: I've foud out another case

In 2015, during the World Cup Qualifiers, American Samoa's coach, Larry Mana'o, selected and fielded Tor-Lawrence Mana'o. They're respectively father and son.
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January 3rd, 2018, 6:30 am #30

Luca wrote: I begin to think I am a piece of legend: I've foud out another case

In 2015, during the World Cup Qualifiers, American Samoa's coach, Larry Mana'o, selected and fielded Tor-Lawrence Mana'o. They're respectively father and son.
in small countries it is more likely to find more of such examples.....
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January 3rd, 2018, 6:31 am #31

Luca wrote:I begin to think I am a piece of legend
Just imagine how powerful you will be when you find the other pieces :-)
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January 3rd, 2018, 5:06 pm #32

nfm24 wrote:
Luca wrote:I begin to think I am a piece of legend
Just imagine how powerful you will be when you find the other pieces :-)
I thought there were only 2 ends to a leg?
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January 3rd, 2018, 6:01 pm #33

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January 3rd, 2018, 6:39 pm #34

TheRoonBa wrote:I thought there were only 2 ends to a leg?
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February 13th, 2018, 3:53 am #35

In July 2014 Malawi's coach Young Chimodzi senior selected and fielded his son, Young Chimodzi junior, in a friendly versus Uganda.
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