Brothers in football, N Ireland with a unique two, Jonny and Corry Evans

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During time we have some great brothers of football, and even twins have gone down in history being great for both club and country. Today we have a few as well with the N Irish duo Jonny and Corry Evans not often seen in the context but still great in many ways.

Jonny, currently with Leicester City, was earlier at Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion, and has so far been capped 80 times and played in the Euro’s. His brother has a total of 53 caps so far. A total of 133 caps together, and by that closing in on those 140 caps in total for the famous Charlton brothers, Sir Bobby Charlton and Jack.

Both Jonny and Corry started their professional footballing life with Manchester United, and Jonny went on to become a full blooded first team player, while Corry had to find a new home to start his senior footballing career.

Jonny is a specialist in central defense, while Corry can operate in that position, but also as a midfielder, not as tall as his brother, but again tall enough to be a player to operate in both areas.

Jonny reached 100 caps last season, and during this one made a sensational return to Old Trafford as part of the squad build together by Erik ten Hag.

Corry (29) moved to Hull City in 2011, after being on loan at the same club the season before. He joined Blackburn Rovers in 2013 and since been playing 175 league game for Lancashire based club.

Corry and Jonny Evans have gone a bit under the radar as brothers in football, but the fact is that both were playing for N Ireland in the 2016 Euro’s, and both players are also involved this season.

Jonny playing for Leicester City in  that opening 0-0 draw at home to Wolves, as Corry have been active for Blackburn Rovers, winning that first round fixture in the Carabao Cup v. Oldham, but seen two defeats so far in the League, were he has not yet been involved on the field just been part of the squad.

In an interview with The Guardian back in 2016, you can start thinking as their father Jackie Evans failed to make the grade at Arsenal and Chelsea, but instead got two sons playing professional in English football, both being internationals.

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