In our regular Sunday feature, presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.

23 Jean Tigana (58) is a living legend of the French game. An elegant midfielder, he represented Les Bleus at a pair of FIFA World Cups™, finishing fourth in 1982 and third in 1986, and in between those campaigns he helped his country win the 1984 UEFA European Championship. At club level, Tigana enjoyed spells with Toulon, Lyon, Bordeaux and Marseille, being voted French Player of the Year in 1984. He has turned to coaching since retiring, with stints in charge of Lyon, Monaco, Fulham, Besiktas, Bordeaux and Shanghai Shenhua.

24 David Alaba (21)
is unlikely to forget last season in a hurry, having played a full part in Bayern Munich's victories in the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, German Cup and German Super Cup. Given the German club's supreme quality in those competitions, the young left-back could be set for a trophy-laden future too. Alaba joined Bayern after starting out in youth teams in his native Austria, and he has exploded onto the scene with the Bavarian giants, particularly since his season out on loan at Hoffenheim. Overall, he has helped Bayern claim two league titles, a pair of German Cups and two Super Cups, while also picking up Austrian Player of the Year awards in 2011 and 2012. On the international stage, meanwhile, he has been serving his nation's cause in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil qualifying.

25 Fernando Navarro (31) wrote his name into the history books as part of the Spain squad that triumphed at UEFA EURO 2008. Brought through the ranks at Barcelona, he won a Liga title with the Catalan outfit in 2004/05, between loan spells with Albacete and Mallorca. Navarro eventually signed a permanent deal with Mallorca, and from there joined Sevilla, where he has won the Copa del Rey. In addition, he represented Spain at the FIFA U-17 World Cup New Zealand 1999.

26 Luis Arconada (59) was Spain's first-choice goalkeeper for several years and wore the gloves for La Roja at the 1982 FIFA World Cup and the European Championships in 1980 and 1984, losing the final to France in the latter tournament. He also defended his nation's colours at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, having announced his talent at San Sebastian before earning a transfer to Real Sociedad. With the Basque outfit, Arconada amassed two league titles and a Copa del Rey, while also collecting the Zamora Trophy for the Liga's top custodian on three consecutive occasions.

27 Duda (33) took part in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa with Portugal, but, other than four seasons as a youth player with Vitoria Guimaraes, he has spent his entire career in Spain. The winger began his Spanish adventure with Cadiz ahead of a move to Malaga, where he won the UEFA Intertoto Cup. Following a loan stint with Levante, he then packed his bags for Sevilla, sweeping up a Copa del Rey title and the Spanish Super Cup, as well as the UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup. Duda subsequently returned to Malaga, helping the club qualify for the Champions League in 2011/12 and playing his part in their historic run to the quarter-finals last term.   

28 Phil Masinga (44) can rightly claim to be one of South Africa's most successful forwards of all time, having been at the heart of some of Bafana Bafana's greatest exploits. He was in the side that clinched the CAF Africa Cup of Nations title in 1996 and was a runner-up in the same competition two years later, as well as taking part in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup and 1998 FIFA World Cup. After starting out with Jomo Cosmos and Mamelodi Sundowns in his homeland, Masinga moved to Europe and took in stints with Leeds United, St Gallen, Salernitana and Bari, before seeing out the twilight of his career with United Arab Emirates outfit Al Wahda.

29 Shannon Boxx (36) has racked up an impressive list of honours with the USA, above all winning a trio of Olympic gold medals in 2004, 2008 and 2012. As for the FIFA Women's World Cup™, she was a runner-up in 2011 and helped the Stars and Stripes come in third in both 2003 and 2007. Boxx gained her grounding in the game at school and university level, since when she has worn the colours of Ajax Los Angeles, Boston Breakers, Saarbrucken, San Diego Spirit, New York Power, Los Angeles Sol, Saint Louis Athletica, FC Gold Pride, magicJack and Chicago Red Stars.