Remember David Beckham taking his toddler son Brooklyn out onto the Old Trafford pitch? Or Lance Armstrong posing on the Tour de France podium with his young twin daughters? Well, the kids in question have certainly changed a fair bit since then. Here’s a look at what they and the offspring of 18 other famous sportsmen look like in 2017.
20. Simone Johnson
The teenage daughter of wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not yet old enough to drink legally. But Simone Johnson already appears to have attended her fair share of glitzy Hollywood parties. Indeed, she’s pictured above at a 2009 charity bash and as her father’s date for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.
19. Nick Hogan
Let’s hope that Johnson can avoid following in the troubled footsteps of another wrestling superstar’s offspring. Hulk Hogan’s son Nick came to fame appearing alongside the rest of his family on reality show Hogan Knows Best. However, he was subsequently jailed in 2008 for a DUI incident that seriously injured his passenger friend.
18. Ken Griffey Jr.
Like many kids on this list, Ken Griffey Jr. ended up pursuing the same sporting career as his famous father. Indeed, the son of the MLB star went on to enjoy success with the Cincinnati Reds and the Seattle Mariners. What’s more, he also became one of baseball’s most prolific home run hitters of all time.
17. Deion Sanders Jr.
Deion Sanders Jr. also chose to emulate his father when he signed up for Southern Methodist University’s football team. However, the cornerback hedged his bets by simultaneously launching a streetwear clothing brand, Well Off. What’s more, its best-selling product just happened to be a T-shirt emblazoned with the face of Deion Sanders Sr.
16. Josie Canseco
Josie Canseco sure has grown up since she was pictured above attending a fashion show with her baseball star father Jose as a toddler. Now a model, the 19-year-old has appeared on reality show The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition with her mom. In addition, she was named Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in June 2016.
15. Patrick Schwarzenegger
Patrick Schwarzenegger decided to follow in his father’s Hollywood footsteps, rather than his bodybuilding ones. Indeed, the son of former Mr. Universe and The Terminator star Arnold made his acting debut in 2006’s The Benchwarmers. He has subsequently appeared in Stuck in Love, Grown Ups 2 and Midnight Sun.
14. Laila Ali
Laila Ali won the WBC, IBA and IWBF female super middleweight titles and finished her boxing career undefeated. So it seems fair to say that she inherited her late father Muhammad Ali’s talent in the ring. But that’s not too surprising, given that she’s the daughter of arguably the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.
13. Shareef O’Neal
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal believes that his son Shareef could go on to be an even better player than himself. In fact, the Hall of Famer’s 6’9” offspring is being hailed as one of America’s most exciting young prospects, and USC is just one of the numerous leading colleges reportedly interested in his talents.
12. Earvin Johnson III
You’re more likely to find Magic Johnson’s son Earvin Johnson III near the catwalk than the basketball court. The flamboyant star of E! reality show Rich Kids of Beverly Hills infamously lost 100 pounds via gastric surgery. What’s more, he’s currently studying both fashion and design at New York University.
11. Brooklyn Beckham
Brooklyn Beckham ranks among the most famous showbiz kids of his generation. Indeed, he has not just one but two celebrity parents, former England soccer star David and ex-Spice Girl Victoria. The teenager has subsequently become a tabloid star in his own right, thanks to rumored relationships with high-profile women like Sofia Richie.
10. Marcus Jordan
Like Deion Sanders Jr., NBA legend Michael Jordan’s son has also pursued careers in both sport and fashion. Marcus Jordan first played for Conference USA team the UCF Knights before giving up his hoop dreams. After that, he launched a shoe store named Trophy Room at Walt Disney World in Florida instead.
9. Emily McEnroe
In contrast, the daughter of tennis’ most argumentative player John McEnroe has only ever had eyes for the catwalk. By the age of 21 Emily McEnroe had already interned at Nasty Gal and Charlotte Ronson. What’s more, she’s gone on to write about emerging designers as a guest Fashion Week blogger for Page Six.
8. Tiaura Iverson
Tiaura Iverson melted everyone’s hearts when she was pictured being kissed by her NBA star father Allen as a toddler back in the early ’00s. Now in her 20s, the glamorous college student is currently challenging Kim Kardashian as the queen of the selfie.
7. Grace and Isabella Armstrong
Lance Armstrong famously paraded his twin daughters Grace and Isabella on the Tour de France podium in 2005. Now in their early teens, things have certainly changed a lot for the girls since then. Indeed, they’ve had to deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that saw their father handed a lifetime ban from cycling.
6. Sam Alexis Woods
Sam Alexis Woods has also had to watch her father suffer a highly public fall from grace while growing up. That’s because she’s the daughter of champion golfer Tiger Woods, whose extra-marital affairs made headlines worldwide in 2009. The nine-year-old now splits her time between her divorced parents.
5. Dalma Maradona
The daughter of Argentinian soccer star Diego Maradona began carving out an acting career for herself at an early age. Indeed, Dalma was just nine when she first appeared on screen in the kids’ TV series Cebollitas. Her credits since then have included the film La Rabia and the theater production Caperucita y el lobo.
4. Ryan Ripken
Ryan Ripken is currently the Auburn Doubledays’ first baseman, which isn’t too bad. However, he has some way to go if he’s to beat his father’s record-breaking appearance streak. The now-retired shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. played an astonishing 2,632 games in a row during his glittering career with the Baltimore Orioles.
3. Miguel Tyson
Miguel Tyson is only in his mid-teens, but the son of Mike Tyson has already experienced a tragedy of unimaginable proportions. Aged just seven, he found his four-year-old sister Exodus unconscious after she’d got herself tangled in a cable. She later died of her injuries.
2. Trevor Gretzky
Trevor Gretzky played every sport under the sun as a youngster, except for the one that his father dominated. The son of NHL icon Wayne Gretzky eventually opted to focus on baseball. He subsequently signed for the Chicago Cubs in 2011 and currently plays for the Quebec Capitales.
1. Michael Marino
Michael Marino hasn’t allowed his autism to stop him from following his footballing hero father’s lead off the pitch. Indeed, the son of Dan Marino became the face of the NFL legend’s eponymous foundation in 2012. What’s more, the charity deals with the condition that Michael himself was diagnosed with at the age of two.