When the Ravens and 49ers take the field in this week’s Super Bowl, one of the major story lines will be played out on the sidelines as brothers John and Jim Harbaugh, the head coaches of the Ravens and 49ers, respectively, go head-to-head.
The brothers have coached against each other once before, for a Thanksgiving game in 2011. In that contest, the Ravens won 16-6. While the sibling story line is intriguing, it isn’t the first time siblings have faced each other in sports. Take a look at some other famous siblings who have competed against each other.
Peyton and Eli Manning: The Mannings are perhaps the NFL’s most famous brother duo. Older brother Peyton has earned one Super Bowl ring and younger brother Eli has won two.
Venus and Serena Williams: The Williams sisters have gone head-to-head throughout their successful tennis careers. At times they have also teamed up to play doubles together. Serena has won 15 Grand Slam titles while Venus has won seven.
Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko: Heavyweight boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko of the Ukraine take their sibling rivalry into the ring.
Sterling and Shannon Sharpe: Shannon Sharpe is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sterling Sharpe was a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers.
Scott and Rob Niedermayer: The Niedermayer brothers faced off in the 2003 Stanley Cup Final before winning it together in 2007 when they both played for the Ducks.
Roberto and Sandy Alomar: The Alomar brothers both enjoyed successful MLB careers. Roberto played 17 seasons while Sandy played 20. They played two years together with the Cleveland Indians.
Tiki and Ronde Barber: Tiki and Ronde Barber both played in the NFL. Tiki rushed for 10,449 yards in his career. Ronde is a free safety with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cheryl and Reggie Miller: The Miller siblings both registered successful basketball careers. Reggie played 18 seasons in the NBA and Cheryl was the women’s NCAA player of the year from 1984 to 1986.
Ramon and Pedro Martinez: The Martinez brothers were both All-Star pitchers in the Major League. They were teammates twice, with the Dodgers and the Red Sox.
Livan and Orlando Hernandez: Half brothers Livan and “El Duque” Hernandez were reunited in the Major League after they separately left Cuba.
Alou brothers: Matty, Felipe and Jesus Alou all played in the Major League. After his career as a player ended, Felipe turned his efforts to coaching.
Marc and Pau Gasol: Both Gasol brothers are NBA centers. Pau has won two NBA titles with the Lakers. The brothers were traded from each other in 2008.
Kurt and Kyle Busch: NASCAR stars Kurt and Kyle Busch face-off regularly on the track.
Jason and Jeremy Giambi: The Giambi brothers played together with the Oakland Athletics before becoming rivals when they played for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
Henrik and Daniel Sedin: The Sedin twins were both drafted by the Vancouver Canucks. The brothers have delivered in the NHL, with each of them winning a scoring title.
Bob and Mike Bryan: Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan play on the same side of the net on the ATP tour, teaming up as doubles partners.
Cal and Billy Ripken: Cal Ripken Jr. ended his legendary MLB career with 3,184 hits and broke Lou Gehrig’s mark of consecutive games played. Billy enjoyed a 12-year career in the Major League with the Orioles, Texas, Cleveland and Detroit.