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Belgium’s bands of brothers

A few days ago I read an article in La Dernière Heure reporting that a young 17 year-old midfielder had signed a three-year contract with Standard Liege. The player in question was Reda Jaadi, an U17 Belgium international not really on my radar.

Then today, the same paper announced that his brother Nadil, 15, is likely to sign a three-year contract with Anderlecht. He is said to be brightest star in his age group. But wait; there are two even younger brothers – both already signed up with clubs in Belgium.

This got me thinking about the bands of brothers that are breaking through in the various levels of Belgium’s international teams and wondering how many will make it to the top…