In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents some of the biggest names from Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthday over the coming week.
Keun-Ho Lee (25) is all set to take part in his first ever FIFA World Cup™ this summer. The Korea Republic striker played in ten of the Taeguk Warriors' qualification matches en route to South Africa 2010, contributing three goals.
Mateja Kezman (31) currently plays for French first division club Paris Saint-Germain. After taking part at Germany 2006 four years ago, the Serbian frontman has fallen out of favour with the national team but boasts a string of high-profile former employers from around the continent, including Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Zenit St. Petersburg.
Claudio Bravo (27) is the rock of the Chilean national side. The Real Sociedad goalkeeper appeared in every one of his country's 18 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and played a major part in the South Americans securing their ticket for South Africa 2010.
Roberto Ayala (37) has taken part in three FIFA World Cups (1998, 2002 and 2006), but the Argentinian defender has enjoyed plenty of success at club level as well. A key player for Napoli, AC Milan and in particular Valencia in his day, Ayala is currently winding down his career with Racing Club in his homeland.
Finidi George (39) is regarded as one of the best footballers Nigeria has ever produced. The former Super Eagle took part in both the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cups and played for a host of top European clubs including Ajax, Real Betis and Mallorca. Following a short stint at Ipswich Town, George ended his career back on the holiday island in 2004.
Rafael Benitez (50) is celebrating the big five-0. The Liverpool boss began his coaching career in his native Spain in 1995 with Valladolid, before spells at Osasuna, Extremadura, Tenerife and Valencia earned him a switch to the Premier League in 2004.
Horst Hrubesch (59) took part in the 1982 FIFA World Cup with Germany. The former striker won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1983 and has been working as a youth coach with the German national team since 2000. The current U-19 supremo has led both the U-19s and U-21s to continental glory, as well as guiding his country to the last eight of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009.