Featuring Gerard Pique on Carles Puyol, Zinedine Zidane on his son, Jose Mourinho on Raphael Varane and Samir Nasri on "the best midfielder in the world".
We take a look at the week's upcoming birthdays, with a Barça legend, a talismanic French midfielder, a mercurial Danish forward and a Japanese stalwart all celebrating this week.
While the timeline for Nicklas Bendter's recovery from a recent ankle sprain is still undetermined, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has acknowledged the Gunners may be in need of a new striker.
Arsenal secured a win to see them regain top spot in the English Premier League thanks to two late goals, while Chelsea and Liverpool also emerged victorious on New Year's Day. Manchester City earlier beat Swansea City.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said his side will be on the look-out for a "special" forward during the January transfer window, even though the Gunners' manager admits he is "not desperate" to sign anybody.
A late Alberto Aquilani goal snatched Italy, who have already qualified for Brazil 2014, a 2-2 draw away to a Nicklas Bendtner-inspired Denmark, who stayed behind Bulgaria in the race to finish second in Group B.