In our regular Sunday feature, presents some of the biggest names from Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

31. Dunga (47) celebrates his birthday one day after Argentina's most famous footballer, Diego Maradona. The three-time FIFA World Cup™ participant enjoyed spells in both Italy and Germany during his playing career. As a coach he led his homeland to the quarter-finals of South Africa 2010 but stood down after defeat to the Netherlands.

1. Mark Hughes (47) is one of Wales' best known football exports. The world-class striker played for major European clubs such as Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich during his heyday in the 1980s and 1990s. The burly frontman also netted 16 times in 72 appearances for his country.

2. Stevan Jovetic (21) is one of the most promising young talents in Montenegrin football. He has been a regular member of his country's national team for three years now, scoring two goals in eight games in qualifying for South Africa 2010. At club level Jovetic has been at Fiorentina since 2008, but will miss the next six months after suffering a cruciate ligament tear.

3. Gerd Muller (65) remains Germany's greatest ever striker. His 68 goals in 62 internationals tell their own story, but even more impressive is his record for club side Bayern Munich, for whom he struck 398 times in 453 appearances.

4. Luis Figo (38) brought the curtain down on his playing career in the summer of 2009 having appeared for a string of top European clubs including Barcelona, Real Madrid and most recently Inter Milan. The Portuguese midfielder also reached the final of UEFA EURO 2004 on home turf, only to fall at the last hurdle to winners Greece.

5. Abedi Pele (46) appeared in total of four CAF African Cup of Nations tournaments. The former Ghanaian international was voted African Footballer of the Year (1991, 1992 and 1993) and remains an icon in his homeland to this day. The playmaker's finest achievements at club level came with Marseille in France.

6. Jozy Altidore (21) has already taken part in five FIFA tournaments in spite of his young age, scoring six goals along the way. At club level things have not gone quite as well for the powerful striker, who spent the last couple of years on loan at Xerez and Hull City from Villarreal. The American returned to his parent club ahead of the new season and is now hoping to make the breakthrough into the first team.