Marcos Alonso is a product of Real Madrid’s famous Youth Academy but made his name with Bolton Wanderers in England. The stylish and ballistic left-back is celebrating his 26th birthday today. After realizing his potential he joined Serie A side, Fiorentina, on a 3-year deal in 2013. He saw success with the Italian side after which he joined Antonio Conte at Chelsea in 2016. Despite the immense talent, the Spaniard is yet to make his debut for his national side.
The English midfielder turns 31 today and is currently playing a vital role for English club, Hull City. The tall and speedy midfielder started his youth career with Nottingham Forest but was released at an early age. He joined Derby County and after a series of good performances, he joined Tottenham Hotspurs in 2005-06. However, he always found the road to playing 11 difficult at White Hart Lane. Therefore, he joined Hull City back in 2013, and since then he has been with the Tigers. He has also earned 4 senior caps for the Three Lions.
The 25-year-old Spanish Winger is currently playing at Malaga. He is a product of Atletico Madrid’s youth setup but failed to earn a team place with them. In search of regular football, he joined Catania and later on Albacete. His efforts continued as he joined Eibar but he eventually settled at Malaga.
The 31-year-old French defender is currently serving Sevilla. The talented central defender has earned 33 caps for the French National team scoring 1 goal. After starting his professional career, he received an early call from Lille in 2006. He later joined Valencia and after two seasons with the Spanish side he moved to Milan. With two tough seasons at Serie A, Rami headed back to Spain but this time with Sevilla.
The Scottish defender turns 25 today. He started his career with Rangers but only after two seasons was approached by Liverpool and he wasted no time in saying yes. However, he failed to find space in the playing 11 and was sent on loan to Blackpool, Bristol City and Hearts respectively. In 2015, he joined Rangers back on a free-transfer.
The Welsh midfielder, and a Gunner, Aaron Ramsey turns 27 today. He started his professional career with Cardiff, but in 2008, he signed for Gunners for €4.8 million. After spending first two seasons on loan at Nottingham Forest and Cardiff, Ramsey became part of Arsenal’s playing 11. He scored the winner against Hull in the FA Cup Final. He has also represented Wales National Team and has earned 45 caps scoring 11 goals.
The French goalkeeper who recently committed his future with Spurs is celebrating his 30th birthday today. Lloris started with OGC Nice but later on joined Lyon where he earned most of his success. Capitalizing on that success, the French show-stopper joined English club, Tottenham, in 2012, for a reported €10 million. He also represented France in Euro Cups and World Cup and is the team captain of France as well.
The 28-yeal-old midfielder started his career in Ligue 2 but with improvisation in his play and consistency, he earned his space in Ligue 1. He currently plays for Ligue 1 side, Guingamp, but is yet to earn a call from the National Side.
The Scottish striker is celebrating his 37th birthday today. He has had a quite busy career while travelling across the UK. Staring with Hibernian, he joined Rangers and later on played for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Celtic and Derby County before joining Rangers again. He is currently playing probably his last stint at his favorite club. He has also represented Scotland at 69 occasions scoring 18 goals.
Jeffrey Schlupp is a 24-year-old German born, Ghanaian international who plays for English club, Leicester City. He was part of the Leicester team that shocked the world by winning the English Premier League in 2015-16. He is a product of Leicester Youth Academy and has played his entire career at Leicester.
The extremely athletic Serbian striker turns 19 today and is currently playing a crucial role for Portuguese club, Benfica. He started with Red Star Belgrade youth system and was offered to play there as well in 2005, but after 3 seasons he joined Benfica.
The Portuguese striking force is not looking to settle down even at the age of 29. Eder started his professional career with a local club but in August 2008, he signed for Academica and later on moved to Bragga. In 2015, he signed for Swansea City but spent half of the season on loan to Lille. In 2016, he signed a permanent move to French side.
The Spanish midfielder who plays for French club, Lyon turns 23 today. He is a product of Espanyol and Malaga’s youth system and has been a phenomenal young talent. Not many in Spain are blessed with dribbling the ball like he does. In 2015, he signed for Lyon and impressed many by his relishing performances.
Born in France, Raphael Guerreiro played for Portugal and is an exciting left-back to watch. The young Broussia Dortmund recruit is celebrating his 23rd birthday today. He started off with Caen and later on signed with Lorient where he made his Ligue 1 debut. During the start of this season he was approached by German giants, Broussia Dortmund, and he wasted no time accepting the offer.
Robert Anthony aka "Rob" Kelly is a former English footballer and manager, who is currently Assistant Head Coach at Fleetwood Town FC. He is best known for his spell as Manager of Leicester City. He acted as the Assistant Manager at several clubs and has also been a Caretaker Manager at Preston North End, Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest, and West Bromwich Albion.
A midfielder by trade, Cheikhou Kouyaté is a Senegalese footballer currently playing for West Ham United. Having played at RWDM Brussels and Anderlecht, Kouyaté joined West Ham United in June 2014. He has also represented the Senegal national team at the 2012 Olympics.
A seasoned veteran of the sport, Darren Michael Potter plays for Milton Keynes Dons as a midfielder. He is a former Liverpool schoolboy captain who hails from the Scotland Road area of the city and is a full Irish International. He was part of the Liverpool squad that won the Champions League in 2005.
The veteran Argentinean center-back, Martin Demichelis, turns 36 today. He started his career at River Plate in Argentina but later on spent seven and half years at Bayern Munich, winning 11 major titles with the German club. Later on, he moved to Malaga in Spain followed by a move to Manchester City. He also represented Argentina in two World Cups and has earned 51 caps for the country.
The young but really energetic midfielder, Jorginho, is celebrating his 25th birthday today. He was born in Brazil but moved to Italy and is a product of Verona youth academy. In 2014, he moved to Napoli and won Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana with the club. He has also gained two caps for Italy as well but is yet to make a mark for Italy.
Dubra, the 25-year-old Latvian defender is currently playing his stint at BATE Borisov. He is a defensive midfielder with immense attacking energy. He has also earned 15 caps for Latvia and scored a goal as well.
The exemplary Chilean is celebrating his 28th birthday today and is enjoying a stupendous season so far with Arsenal. He started his professional stint with Cobreloa but after a series of good performances he moved to Serie A side, Udinese. In 2011, he was signed by Barcelona for €25 million, making him the most expensive Chilean player in history. However, he found it difficult finding a place in the playing 11 at the Catalonian club, therefore, he signed with Arsenal for a reported €31.7 million in 2014. He has represented Chile in more than 100 matches and is the highest goal scorer for his country with 36 goals.
Karim Benzema is a product of Lyon’s Youth Academy and started his professional career with the club in 2004. Benzema made his impact in the 2007-08 season scoring 30 goals. This was the most important season of his career as the next season he joined the Spanish giants, Real Madrid, for a reported €35 million. Though he faced a tough call during his debut season with Real Madrid, he eventually became a starter and formed one of the most prolific partnerships in the history of football with Ronaldo and Bale. The man is celebrating his 29th birthday today. Previously, he had represented France in FIFA World Cup 2014, but was overlooked at some of the major tournaments by the country due to various scandals.
The man, who is the backbone of Three Lions defense, turns 31 today. Cahill is a graduate of Aston Villa Youth Academy but he was sent on season-long loan to Burnley and later returned to join Aston Villa. He earned his first breakthrough when he signed for Bolton Wanderers in 2008. He made 130 appearances for them and joined Chelsea in 2012. He won UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Premier League with the Blues.
One of the finest full-backs in the game, and a product of Bayern Munich Academy, is celebrating his 29th birthday today. He moved to Broussia Dortmund on loan in 2008, when he failed to make his way into the playing 11 for Bayern. After exploring success with Dortmund, Mat Hummels rejoined his old troops this season. He has also earned 51 caps for Germany and was an integral part of their World Cup Winning squad.
Diouf is a Senegalese Striker who turns 30 today. He started his career in Norwegian first division in 2007, and a couple of good seasons later earned a move to Manchester United in 2009. However, he struggled to find place in the playing 11 and in 2012 joined Hannover. He currently plays at Premier Legaue Club, Stoke City.
The Italian left-back turns 22 today and is currently playing his stint at Cagliari in Serie A. He started his career with the club in 2011, when he first found space in the playing 11and since then he has remained an exciting player to watch.
The famous Slovak, Martin Škrtel, turns 32 today. He started his professional stint at Trencin, and later on moved to Zenit Saint Petersburg where he won Russian Premier Legaue. After few successful seasons, the Slovakian centre-back joined Liverpool in 2008 on a €6.5 million move. He spent 9 successful years with the Reds. In 2016, he moved to Fenerbahce to serve what may be his last stint. He also won Slovakia Player of the Year award four times and represented his country in FIFA 2010 World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.
The outstanding Russian striker, who has represented his country 51 times, scoring 21 goals, is celebrating his 35th birthday today. He started his professional club journey at Dynamo Stavropol, then on to Rotor Volgograd, and later on moved to Spartak Moscow in 2003. A number of good performances earned him a €13.5 million move to Tottenham Hotspurs in 2008. After tumbling 4 years at London, he joined Lokomotiv Moscow in 2012, and since then he has been searching for stability. He also represented Russia in UEFA Euro 2008 and 2012.
The man, who impressed many with his performances last season in the Champions League, turns 30 today. The Costa Rican goalkeeper who plays for Real Madrid is one of the finest in the world at what he does. Starting with Saprissa, he signed with Albacete and Levante before joining the Galacticos in 2014. He came in as a replacement for Iker Casillas, and Navas has been astonishing so far. He also represented his country in FIFA 2014 World Cup, leading his side to the last 8.
The Colombian wing-back turns 31 today and is a phenomenal player outside the box. He started his career with the Colombian side, Atlético Nacional but later on moved to Italian side Siena. Napoli signed him in 2009, and since then he has spent two loan spells at Bologna and Watford.
The German midfielder who plays for Bundesliga side, Eintracht Frankfurt is celebrating his 29th birthday today. The player has played his entire career in the German first, second and third division since making his debut in 2006.
The 29-year-old Spanish winger joined the ranks of Spanish side, Athletic Bilbao in 2006 and since then, he has been a phenomenal resource for them. He netted on his debut for Spain against Panama but was unable to find a place in the playing 11 ever again.
The prolific Spaniard, Santi Cazorla, turns 32 today. He started his professional career at Villarreal and found fame due to his attacking style of play. He later joined Malaga and after spending a season there he was approached by Gunners scouts. He wasted no time and joined them in 2012. Since then, he has been the backbone of Arsenal’s midfield. He is also a key player for Spain’s national side, earning 77 caps and scoring 14 goals.
Marvin Friedrich, the 21-year-old German is a product of Schalke’s youth academy and made his Bundesliga debut with Schalke in 2014. After two seasons, he signed a 3-year deal with Augsburg and is playing a crucial role in their defense line-up.
Adomah is celebrating his 29th birthday today. The Ghanaian international also holds a British passport but has always preferred to play for the country of his origin. He has represented Ghana on 18 occasions, scoring 2 goals. He is currently playing as a winger for Championship club, Aston Villa.
The veteran German right-back turns 37 today and is an essential force for Werder Berman’s defense. The prolific defender stole the spotlight while playing for Bayern Leverkusen in 2003, and since then he hasn’t looked back. He joined Werder Berman in 2006, and helped them win DFB-Pokal. He has 22 caps for Germany and has scored 2 goals in his short international career.
The German footballer, who plays as a defensive midfielder, is celebrating his 27th birthday today. He started his professional career with Schalke and after 5 seasons with them, he joined VfL Bochum in 2009. He is currently playing at FSV Mainz 05.
The Australian International, known for his box-to-box play and ability to strike head strong in the circle, turns 37 today. He currently plays at Melbourne City FC in the A-League but before that he played stints at Millwall, Everton and New York Red Bulls. He also played brief spells in China. The man known for his aggression and strength is also the top goal scorer for his country.
The product of AC Milan’s Youth Academy, Calabria is just 20 and with the kind of ability this young kid displays, the future looks promising for him. The Italian International made his Serie A debut last season for AC Milan and has played an influential role after that.
Joe Riley will be celebrating his 20th birthday today. The English midfielder joined Manchester United last season and was turned into a centre-back. He has had only one appearance for the club but he is an exciting young talent to look out for.
The French wonder kid is celebrating his 22nd birthday today. He started his career at Lyon before joining Monaco in a €6 million move in 2013. His striking ability impressed scouts from Manchester United and without a delay he made the money move to the Theatre of Dreams. He is also part of the French National Squad and a regular member of the playing 11.
The French striker and winger, known for his aerial presence turns 32 today. He was part of the French National Team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He started his professional career at Lorient, and played brief stints at Toulouse and Marseille.
The prolific English Striker, known for his pace, turns 23 today. The promising midfielder spent his entire club career at Everton but was moved to Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United on short loan spells. He has impressed many with his performances, and that is the reason why he was included in England’s National Squad for 2016 Euro Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Egyptian midfielder, most commonly known as Walid, turns 33 today. This prolific playmaker is known for his extremely magical dribbling skills. He is part of the Egyptian National Team and has played most of his career in the Egyptian Premier League.
The Greek winger is celebrating his 28th birthday today. Platellas plays his professional stint at AEK Athens in the Greek Super League and was called for national duty recently. In his debut season for AEK Athens, he scored 15 goals in 25 appearances.
James Anthony Wilson, a product of Manchester United Youth Academy, is celebrating his 21st Birthday today. The young playmaker has represented England at different youth levels and has served two loan spells at Brighton & Hove Albion and Derby County.