We look ahead to another week of footballing birthday, including Korea/Japan 2002 runner-up Bernd Schneider, Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino and Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
FIFA.com reviews the recent transfers, including Papiss Cisse, Baba Diawara and Moussa Sow moving to England, Spain and Turkey respectively and Gary Cahill, Alberto Gilardino and Jadson also finding new homes.
Ahead of Friday's 2011/12 Liga kick-off, holders Os Dragões remain favourites though traditional foes Benfica and Sporting have spent heavily on new blood in the summer.
Dangerous up front, La Celeste are also proving hard to break down at the back, having yet to concede a goal at South Africa 2010.
Uruguay’s new generation are doing all they can to present an image of La Celeste as a team that plays fast and attacks intelligently.