It has not always been smooth sailing for Bordeaux, but the relaxed west-coast club have see some of France's finest players walk through it's doors, bringing with them their fair share of silverware.
We look ahead to the week of birthdays in the world of football, with the likes of Brazilian defensive duo Dani Alves and Lucio, and USA women's pair Sydney Leroux and Carla Overbeck.
Olivier Giroud speaks to FIFA.com about adjusting to life in the English Premier League with Arsenal, and the challenge of winning a place with France and upsetting Spain in the Brazil 2014 qualifiers.
FIFA.com takes a look at the list of players who have hung up their boots following the 2011/12 season, including Roberto Carlos, Samuel Kuffour and Ruud van Nistelrooij.
Former France and Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord announced his retirement from football on Monday, according to his current club Nantes.
Sylvain Wiltord, 37, has said that he still feels he has something to offer after ending his exile from the game by joining Nantes on a one-season deal.