In our regular feature, we bring you the names of some of the best-known figures on planet football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the next seven days.
Italian goal-getter Filippo Inzaghi will be 36 today. The AC Milan striker has already played in three FIFA World Cups™, winning the fabled trophy in 2006. Meantime, legendary coaches Otto Rehhagel (71) and Mario Zagallo (78) will also be celebrating. The latter has taken part in no fewer than five FIFA World Cups - three as Brazil's coach and two as a player.
Roy Keane turns 38 tomorrow. The former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder is currently in charge at Ipswich Town in the English Championship. Another birthday boy, Javier Zanetti (36) is now in his 15th season with Inter Milan and has twice represented Argentina at a FIFA World Cup.
Alan Kelly (41) may have called time on his career over five years ago, but the Irish goalie is still a fan favourite at English Premier League outfit Blackburn Rovers. He also travelled to USA 1994 and Japan/Korea 2002 with Republic of Ireland.
New AC Milan signing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will hit 26 on Wednesday. Another dangerous striker - in his day, of course - was Emil Kostadinov (42). He twice represented Bulgaria at the FIFA World Cup and spent successful seasons in Portugal, Spain and Germany.
Two up-and-coming stars will celebrate their birthdays on Thursday, namely Niko Kranjcar (25) and Tomas Necid (20). The Croatian currently plies his trade with English top-flight team Portsmouth, while the Czech is on the hunt for goals at CSKA Moscow.
At the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico's Jared Borgetti (36) made a name for himself with some important goals. After spells in England and Saudi Arabia, the towering forward returned to his native Mexico in early 2007 and currently plays for Puebla. Nigeria's Jay-Jay Okocha (36) and Denmark coach Morten Olsen (60) will also be celebrating their birthdays on Saturday.
Dany Verlinden (46) played in goal for Belgium at the FIFA World Cups in 1994 and 1998, and now spends his time as Club Brugge's goalkeeping coach. Former Netherlands international Boudewijn Zenden (33) will simultaneously celebrate his birthday. The winger has played for some of Europe's top clubs during his career, including Barcelona, Chelsea, Liverpool and most recently Marseille.