In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents some of the biggest names from Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
21. Vincenzo Iaquinta (31) was part of the Italy squad which bowed out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ at the group stage. The striker, who had won football's biggest prize four years earlier, has been with club side Juventus since 2007.
22. Alemao (49) took part in both the 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cups with Brazil. The world-class midfielder, who spent much of his club career with Serie A side Napoli, was dubbed 'The German' by fans and colleagues owing to his fair hair.
23. Nihat Kahveci (31) helped Turkey to a third-placed finish at Korea/Japan 2002. After beginning his professional career with Besiktas in 1998, the forward moved to Spain and enjoyed a prolific spell with Real Sociedad before joining Villarreal. Nihat returned to his homeland over the summer.
24. Otto Pfister (73) is one of football's true journeymen. Having coached the national teams of Cameroon, Togo, Ghana, Zaire, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and Rwanda, the Cologne-born tactician is an expert on the African continent.
25. Aaron Mokoena (30) captained host nation South Africa at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was one of Bafana Bafana's more impressive performers. The central defender has plied his trade in England since 2005, joining Portsmouth in 2009 after four years with Blackburn Rovers.
26. Imre Kovacs (89) was part of the legendary Hungarian squad that was denied in the 1954 FIFA World Cup Final by West Germany. However, the midfielder did not make an appearance at the tournament, enjoying his greatest successes at club level with MTK Hungaria.
27. Alexander Kerzhakov (28) rejoined Zenit St. Petersburg from Dinamo Moscow in January 2010 before helping the club to this year's Russian league title. The striker had previously led the line for Zenit between 2001 and 2006 before spending 14 months with Spanish side Sevilla.