In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents some of the biggest names from Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
20. Karim Bagheri (37) appeared at the 1998 FIFA World Cup™ with Iran, for whom he earned his final cap last October against Brazil. The one-time Charlton Athletic midfielder recently brought an end to his playing days having spent the past eight years with Iranian outfit Persepolis.
21. Ronnie Hellstrom (62) took part in three FIFA World Cups with Sweden (1970, 1974, 1978). The former goalkeeper began his professional career with Hammarby, where he remained for eight years before taking over between the sticks at German club Kaiserslautern in 1974.
22. Brett Emerton (32) has been with Premier League side Blackburn Rovers since 2003. The Australian had previously enjoyed three years at Dutch powerhouse Feyenoord after making his professional breakthrough with homeland club Sydney Olympic. The midfielder made three appearances for the Socceroos at both the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups in Germany and South Africa respectively.
23. Mido (28) is one of the most talented footballers ever to emerge from Egypt. Following a breathtaking start to his career with Zamalek, the striker embarked on a European odyssey which saw him turn out for clubs in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy and England. In January the striker signed a three-and-a-half-year deal to return to Zamalek, where he hopes to rediscover the kind of form which made him such a hot prospect.
24. Denis Law (71) was crowned European Footballer of the Year in 1964. The prolific centre forward spearheaded the Scotland side which so narrowly missed out on qualification from the group stages of the 1974 FIFA World Cup in Germany, their inferior goal difference allowing Brazil to progress ahead of them. At club level, the legendary goalgetter spent 11 years with Manchester United between 1962 and 1973, before winding down his career with a season at local rivals Manchester City.
25. Eduardo da Silva (28) has been a fixture in the Croatian national squad since 2004, making over 30 appearances for his adopted homeland. The Rio de Janeiro-born striker missed out on qualification for South Africa 2010 with the Vatreni and is now focused on qualification for UEFA EURO 2012. After three years at Arsenal, Eduardo joined Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk at the end of last season.
26. Emmanuel Adebayor (27) is perhaps the most recognisable of this week's birthday boys. Togo's most famous footballing export joined Real Madrid on loan from Manchester City during the winter transfer window after failing to cement a first team place in northwest England. Now the proven goalscorer is hoping to rediscover his scoring touch under Jose Mourinho in the Spanish capital.