They are now watching the game from the sidelines and one day they might turn out to be a star goalkeeper or striker.
We are talking about the sons and daughters of star footballers. For these toddlers watching their fathers scoring that important goal or making that important save could be highly inspiring. They also have that extra edge: useful tips from men who have made it good.
Here are images of star sons and daughters who are having a field day with their proud fathers:
Liverpool's Luis Suarez kisses his daughter as he walks around the pitch following their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England, May 15, 2011. Reuters Manchester United's Wayne Rooney walks round the pitch with his son Kai following their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England May 9, 2010. Reuters Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham (C) hugs his sons Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo (L-R) after the team defeated the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup soccer final in Carson, California, November 20, 2011. Reuters Chelsea captain John Terry with wife Toni Poole and their two children celebrate with the Premier League trophy (2010). PA AS Roma's Francesco Totti carries his daughter Chanel at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match against Cagliari at the Olympic stadium in Rome May 9, 2010. Reuters Arsenal's Robin van Persie (L) carries his son Shaqueel as he waves at Arsenal fans following their English Premier League soccer match against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London May 9, 2010. Reuters Juventus' goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon with his son Louis Thomas Buffon and fiancee Alena Seredova gestures from the tribune before the Italian Serie A soccer match against Siena at the Olympic stadium in Turin March 14, 2010. Reuters AS Roma's Nicolas Burdisso runs with children at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match against Cagliari at the Olympic stadium in Rome May 9, 2010. Reuters