In our weekly round-up of footballing birthdays for the upcoming seven days, FIFA.com profiles seven FIFA World Cup™ veterans, including Helder Postiga, David James and Michael Bradley.
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Walter Samuel all enjoyed derbies to remember this week, while runs ended for both River Plate and Brad Friedel, and Seattle Sounders' fans created a new club record.
FIFA.com hears from former England goalkeeper David James, still playing at 41, who shares his views on the world’s best custodians, the pressures involved in playing for the Three Lions, and his future plans.
As 2011 draws to a close, FIFA.com looks back at some of the eye-catching stats behind the year's biggest events and achievements in the world of football.
Alania Vladikavkaz's goalless run to the Russian Cup final features alongside a Javier Zanetti landmark and celebrations for Rangers, Ajax, Porto and the two Manchester clubs in FIFA.com's latest stats review.
FIFA.com looks at the players who hold the top-flight appearance records in Europe’s biggest leagues, including Messrs Ettori, Korbel, Maldini and Zubizarreta, and the Welshman on the cusp of entering the illustrious list.