While those who don the blue and white on a Saturday afternoon for Chester FC may be household names to Blues fans, they remain a relative unknown quantity to those not as well versed on the lower echelons of English football.

There have been plenty of famous faces pass through the club over the years, with the likes of Cyrille Regis, Kevin Ratcliffe and Roberto Martinez being well known figures from Land's End to John O'Groats.

But there have been a few players to have turned out for the Blues over the years whose siblings have achieved stardom and notoriety in a variety of fields, from football to modelling, comedy to basketball.

One of these two scored a belter against Wrexham. The other didn't
One of these two scored a belter against Wrexham. The other didn't

John Rooney & Wayne Rooney

When John joined Chester in January 2014 he arrived with the burden of expectation that being the brother of one of the finest English players of a generation brings.

For Blues fans, John has been judged on his own merits, although some of his trademark set pieces wouldn't look out of place in the Premier League and no doubt big brother Wayne would have been delighted to have scored some of John's stunning free-kicks.

There is, though, always the giddy excitement from some opposing fans and the media whenever John is featured in the Chester side. The sentence 'John Rooney, brother of Manchester United and England striker Wayne' has been heard every single time the Blues have received any television coverage since his arrival.

But when your brother is the all-time record England goalscorer and is likely to break the Manchester United record before long, it is hard to escape the associaton.

Comedy runs in the family
Comedy runs in the family

Eddie Bishop & John Bishop

For Blues fans who can remember Eddie flying down the Deva Stadium stairwell to meet a wayward ball with his head during a pre-season friendly, or his commandeering of the Tannoy system to tell the referee he needed glasses, it came as little surprise that a sibling of his was making his way in the world of comedy.

Eddie was a popular figure with the Blues, and not just for his comedic antics, he was a fine striker and served the club well. But the success that his brother John has enjoyed in the past decade has been nothing short of staggering.

He has gone from pharmaceutical sales rep to comedy royalty in a matter of years and has become a familar face on prime time TV, starring in shows such as 'The John Bishop Show' and Sky's 'A League of Their Own'.

One of these two is an NBA legend. The other played for Macclesfield Town
One of these two is an NBA legend. The other played for Macclesfield Town

Martin Nash & Steve Nash

Canadian midfielder Martin was one of several players to arrive during the ill-fated 1999/2000 season who didn't stick around too long.

Signed by former owner/manager Terry Smith from Vancouver 86ers, Martin, a Canadian international, had some experience of playing in the English system after a spell with Stockport County.

He turned out 16 times for the Blues during the relegation campaign but was deemed surplus to requirements when Ian Atkins assumed the role of director of football.

But despite having had a fairly low-key career as a professional, Martin's brother Steve is lauded as one of the finest point guards to have ever graced the NBA.

An eight-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA MVP, Steve Nash is basketball royalty across the pond. Two spells with the Phoenix Suns as well as stints with the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers saw him become one of the finest players of a generation and was inducted into the league's Hall of Fame. He retired from the sport earlier this year following a glittering 19-year professional career.

One of these two won Strictly Come Dancing. The other is a Conference North play-off winner
One of these two won Strictly Come Dancing. The other is a Conference North play-off winner

Sean Clancy & Abbey Clancy

Midfielder Sean was signed by former Blues boss Neil Young in the summer of 2012 following almost three successful seasons at Fleetwood Town.

There were high hopes for him when he arrived at the club but he was unable to recapture the kind of form he enjoyed during his spell in Lancashire with the Cod Army and he departed the club in December 2012 after just nine league appearances, opting to sign for Conference Premier side Kidderminster Harriers. He has since become a regular at AFC Telford United.

But despite Sean having a brief cameo in the E4 show 'Desperate Scousewives' it was his sister Abbey that was the most famous Clancy in the household after she began her television career on 'Britain's Next Top Model'.

She went on to marry Stoke City and England striker Peter Crouch and was the winner of the 2013 series of BBC One's 'Strictly Come Dancing' before forging a television career of her own.

Dan Brooks and Meredith Brooks. Big in the 90s.
Dan Brooks and Meredith Brooks. Big in the 90s.

Special mention: Dan Brooks & Meredith Brooks

Although not brother and sister, former Chester City commercial manager Dan Brooks, who worked at the club between 1999 and 2000 under Terry Smith, is the cousin of 90s American songstress Meredith Brooks, famed for her hit single 'B***h' in 1997.

Canadian Brooks had hoped to bring a host of world famous acts to the Deva, including the likes of Boyzone and B*Witched. That didn't come to fruition but Blues fans did get treated to all-girl rockers Perfect Ten from Kansas City before a League Cup match with Aston Villa. They were dreadful.