In our regular Sunday feature, we bring you the names of some of the best-known figures on Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
16. Udo Lattek (76) has coached some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. The German is one of only two managers, along with Giovanni Trapattoni, to have won all three European cups as a coach.
17. Cuauhtemoc Blanco (38) became the third-oldest player to score a goal at a FIFA World Cup™ last year in South Africa, converting a penalty for Mexico against France in the group stage. The striker is still plying his trade on the domestic stage back in his home country and will soon begin a new season with CD Irapuato.
18. Peter Beardsley (50) celebrates his half-century this week. The England forward took part in two FIFA World Cups, firstly as a member of the side that fell to the magic of Diego Maradona's Argentina in 1986. Four years later, England made it through to the semi-final, only to go out to Germany on penalties. Beardsley played in nine FIFA World Cup matches in total, scoring once.
19. Predrag Mijatovic (41) is another former striker who managed to write his name in the annals by bagging a goal at a FIFA World Cup, playing four times for Yugoslavia at France 1998™ and scoring once. The man from Montenegro's best years in club football came in Spain, with successful spells at Valencia and Real Madrid.
20. Karim Haggui (27) has been a Bundesliga regular since 2006 when he came over from France and agreed terms with Hannover 96. The defender has also played in four CAF Africa Cup of Nations with his native Tunisia as well as featuring at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™.
21. Simon Rolfes (29) is a veritable rock at the base of the midfield for Bayer Leverkusen, though injury deprived him of a place in the Germany squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. Should he maintain his solid form on the domestic front and continue to chip in with some valuable goals, Germany coach Joachim Low will no doubt be calling on his services again at some point in the near future.
22. Fabricio Coloccini (29) is known the world over, primarily for his mane of hair! The Argentinian defender moved to Newcastle United in the summer of 2008, having previously played for various clubs in his home country as well as in Italy and Spain. He won Olympic gold with Argentina back in 2004 and is a firm favourite with Newcastle fans after helping them return to the Premier League in 2010.