In this week's round-up of footballing birthdays we include two Spanish legends in Jon Adoni Goikoetxea and Andoni Zubizarreta, Tahiti captain Nicolas Vallar and Borussia Dortmund rising star Ilkay Gundogan.
Speaking before QPR’s relegation was sealed on Sunday, Loic Remy gave an exclusive interview to FIFA.com and discussed his long-awaited return to the France side, his experiences in Ligue 1 and his Premier League experiences.
Queens Park Rangers' Shaun Wright-Phillips has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his right ankle.
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips scored against former side Chelsea to secure a 1-0 win for his relegation-threatened side, while a Luis Suarez brace helped Liverpool overcome Sunderland.
Joey Barton put Queens Park Rangers ahead but after the midfielder was sent off, goals from Anthony Pilkington and Steve Morison earned Norwich City a 2-1 away win.
After suffering their maiden defeat of the season, leaders Manchester City face a stern test of their title credentials when they entertain a resurgent Arsenal in the highlight of the weekend's Premier League fixtures.