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

7. Mohamed Aboutrika (32) remains one of the most popular Egyptian players of all time. The midfield strategist scored 25 goals in 71 internationals and was nominated for the African Footballer of the Year award in 2008 having twice won the CAF African Cup of Nations. At club level, Aboutrika has spent the last six years with Al Ahly.

8. Joe Cole (29) joined Liverpool from Chelsea in the summer and has taken part in three FIFA World Cups™ (2002, 2006, 2010). The English international had a frustrating few weeks at South Africa 2010, making just two substitute appearances.

9. Luiz Felipe Scolari (62) coached his homeland Brazil to FIFA World Cup glory in 2002 in Korea/Japan. Four years later he led Portugal to fourth place at Germany 2006, and is now at the helm of Brazilian club Palmeiras.

10. Jens Lehmann (41) finished his professional career at the end of last season. The former Germany No1 was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world in his prime. His greatest personal achievement was saving two penalties in his nation's Germany 2006 quarter-final shoot-out against Argentina.

11. Philipp Lahm (27) has extended his contract with Bayern Munich until 2016 in midweek. The German international ranks among the world's best full-backs and has been with the Bavarians since 1995. Lahm took part in both UEFA EURO 2004 and 2008 as well as Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010, and has struck four goals in 75 games for his country.

12. Enzo Francescoli (49) played at two FIFA World Cups with Uruguay (1986 and 1990), scoring one goal in eight appearances on the biggest stage. Francescoli's career took him to both France and Italy, but the former attacker ended his career with Argentinian side River Plate in 1997.

13. Lucas Barrios (26) competed in his first FIFA World Cup last summer after opting to represent Paraguay rather than the country of his birth, Argentina. The South American front-man helped La Albirroja to the quarter-finals of South Africa 2010 before bowing out to eventual champions Spain. Barrios is currently thumping in the goals for German club Borussia Dortmund.