Some footballers find retirement harder than others. Juan Sebastian Veron is the latest example and he provides an opportunity for FIFA.com to aim the spotlight on several comeback kings.
In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
A steady stream of football stars past and present made their way along the red carpet outside the Zurich Kongresshaus, their destination the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2010.
Football legends past and present are set to descend to attend FIFA's annual award ceremony, with all eyes on who will win the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or prize.
From Uruguay silencing the Maracana in 1950 to Korean triumphs over Italy, the FIFA World Cup has a long history of producing unlikely heroes.
Roger Milla holds the record for the oldest goalscorer in a FIFA World Cup. The forward was 42 when he scored for Cameroon at USA 1994.