In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names from Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
15. Boudewijn Zenden (33) was part of the Netherlands squad which finished fourth at the 1998 FIFA World Cup™ in France. The former Barcelona, Chelsea and Marseille winger has been with Premier League side Sunderland since 2009.
16. Roque Santa Cruz (29) helped Paraguay reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history in South Africa. At club level, the striker plies his trade in England with big-spending Manchester City.
17. William Gallas and Thierry Henry (both 33) were both born on the same day, and there are parallels between their respective careers as well. The French international colleagues were also team-mates at Arsenal before Henry left the Gunners for Barcelona in 2006, with Gallas remaining in the English capital. Henry joined MLS club New York Red Bulls following Les Bleus' disappointing showing at South Africa 2010.
18. Argentina international Esteban Cambiasso (30) signed a ten-year deal with Inter Milan in 2004 and will no doubt prove to be a key figure for the Serie A champions once again this season. Cambiasso celebrated an unprecedented league, cup and UEFA Champions League treble last term, and will be hoping to add the FIFA Club World Cup trophy to his collection later in the year.
19. 2006 FIFA World Cup winner Marco Materazzi (37) is a team-mate of Cambiasso's at Inter Milan. The Italian defender will be 39 by the time his current contract expires in 2012, but despite his advancing years, the towering international is showing no signs of slowing down.
20. Joshua Kennedy (28) may have crashed out in the group stages of South Africa 2010 with Australia, but still it has been a year of positives for the rugged striker. After eight seasons in the Bundesliga, the former Nuremberg frontman joined J-League side Nagoya Grampus Eight last June and scored an impressive 14 goals in his maiden campaign.
21. Didier Six (56) was part of the France squad for both the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cups and appeared for several clubs in his homeland, as well as in Belgium, Germany, England and Turkey. He also managed French club Strasbourg in 1986.