In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names on Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
09. Jupp Heynckes (65) won the 1974 FIFA World Cup™ with Germany. After spending most of his playing career with Borussia Monchengladbach, 'Don Jupp' has gone on to enjoy further success as a coach, boasting a string of top European clubs on his CV such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Benfica and Athletic Bilbao. Heynckes is currently at the helm of Bundesliga high-fliers Bayer Leverkusen.
10. Dennis Bergkamp (41) took part in two FIFA World Cups (1994 and 1998) during a stellar career which took him from Ajax Amsterdam to Inter Milan and ultimately Arsenal, where the Dutchman won England's Player of the Year in 1998 before hanging up his boots in 2006.
11. Giovani dos Santos (21) is only at the beginning of his career but has already gained a wealth of experience. The Mexican youngster first burst onto the scene at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2005 in Peru and is now set to take part in his first ever FIFA World Cup with the senior national team. After leaving Barcelona in 2008, dos Santos joined Tottenham Hotspur before spending time on loan at Ipswich Town. He is currently on loan at Turkish giants Galatasaray.
12. Tom Dooley (49) was voted Player of the Year in the USA in 1993 and went on to represent his homeland at the FIFA World Cup on home soil a year later and then again at France 1998. The central defender spent most of his professional career in Germany with Kaiserslautern and Bayer Leverkusen, before bringing his career to an end with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars in 2001.
13. Yaya Touré (27) is a staple in the Barcelona line up and after winning an incredible six trophies last year, he is on the verge of defending the Liga title the Catalan side won last term. The Cote d'Ivoire midfielder faces a tough challenge at 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa after being drawn alongside Brazil, Portugal and Korea DPR in Group G.
14. Marco Motta (24) is a promising young defender from Italy who represented his country at the 2008 Olympic Football Tournament in Beijing. Currently under contract at capital giants Roma, the former Italian U-21 international previously appeared for Atalanta and Udinese before his move to the Eternal City in 2009.
15. Patrice Evra (29) is among the best left-backs in the world. The French international joined Manchester United from Monaco in 2006 and has been a fixture in the Red Devils' starting line up ever since. He will be contesting his first ever FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa this June/July.