In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com brings you the names of some of the best-known figures on Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the next seven days.
Hans-Peter Briegel, who played in two FIFA World Cups™, celebrates his 54th birthday. The German defender was in the 1982 and 1986 squads, and more recently was coach of Turkish club Ankaragucu in 2007.
Jakob "Kobi" Kuhn (66) is a legendary figure in Swiss football. The midfielder played for Zurich for 17 years before hanging up his boots and turning to coaching. He played in the FIFA World Cup in 1966 and then 40 years later steered his country to Germany 2006. He was also at the helm when Switzerland co-hosted the UEFA Euro 2008.
Antonio Di Natale is currently enjoying something of an Indian summer. The Italian is top of the Serie A goal-scoring charts with nine goals from seven matches, to the delight of his club Udinese. On Tuesday he will celebrate his 32nd birthday among family and friends.
Despite approaching the end of his career, Antonios Nikopolidis (38) is currently Greece's top goalkeeper. He won UEFA Euro 2004 and in his sixth season with top team Olympiakos is showing no signs of losing his touch.
Colourful Mexican goalkeeper Jorge Campos turns 43 on Thursday. Campos was a famous figure throughout his career not merely for his exploits between the posts, but also due to the many and varied goalkeeper jerseys he wore. French FIFA World Cup 1998 winners Didier Deschamps (41) and David Trezeguet (32) will both be celebrating on 15 October as well.
Brazilian Falcao (56) is another one who played in the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cups in Spain and Mexico. Despite the Auriverde wowing observers with their play, particularly on Spanish soil, they fell just short of the last four on both occasions.
Two other South Americans are celebrating their birthday on Saturday. Sebastian Abreu (33) is currently busy helping Uruguay qualify for South Africa 2010, while former Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Goycochea (46) made it all the way through to the Final in 1990, only for his team to lose 1-0 to Germany.