In the latest instalment of our regular Sunday feature, presents you with some of the best-known figures on Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

28 Earnie Stewart (41) took part in three FIFA World Cups™ (1994, 1998 and 2002) with the USA during a 17-year career which saw him take in spells in the Netherlands and North America. The former midfielder finally hung up his boots in 2005 following a six month stint with Eredivisie outfit VVV Venlo.

29 Krassimir Balakov (44) is still considered one of the best footballers Bulgaria has ever produced. A world-class playmaker in his day, Balakov enjoyed success in the Bundesliga with VfB Stuttgart, as well as appearing at two FIFA World Cups (1994 and 1998). He now works as coach of Bulgarian side PSFK Chernomorets.

30 Jan Koller (37) will not only be remembered for his imposing stature. Now with French side AS Cannes, the 2.02m striker began his career with Sparta Prague before moving to Belgium in 1996. However, the towering frontman enjoyed his best form with German club Borussia Dortmund, where he scored 59 league goals between 2001 and 2006.

31 Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (71) appeared at four FIFA World Cups and was part of the Germany side which lost to England in the final of England 1966. The legendary defender moved from Cologne to Italy in 1963 and developed into one of the best sweepers in the world first with Roma and then AC Milan.

1 Arrigo Sacchi (64) led Italy to the final of USA 1994, where the Azzurri lost out to Brazil in a dramatic penalty shootout. At club level, the experienced tactician enjoyed spells with Parma, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid.

2 Teddy Sheringham (44) was voted England's Player of the Year with Manchester United in 2001 before moving back to former club Tottenham Hotspur the same summer. He was also part of the Three Lions' squad at both France 1998 and Japan/Korea 2002.

3 Georg Schwarzenbeck (62) spent his entire career with Bayern Munich, celebrating countless titles both domestically and on the continent. With Germany, the former defender won the 1974 FIFA World Cup at his 'home' ground in Munich.