Another week is about to begin as the 39th week is almost over.We want to wish a host of players who will be celebrating their birthdays over the next week a happy birthday. Here’s a list of football stars;both old and new, who will be celebrating their birthdays.
Frank Rijkaard (50) was once part of the legendary AC Milan rio with fellow Dutchmen Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten. He is now coach of the Saudi Arabian national team.USA Women’s national team player Lauren Nicole Cheney will turn 25 today.She was part of the team that won Gold in London.
Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud is also celebrating his 26th birthday today.The striker is yet to prove his critics wrong.
Another birthday to celebrate is in Malaga’s dressing room: this time it is Brazilian Julio Baptista’s, who turns 31 today.Baptista has 46 caps with Brazil and has netted five goals.
Meanwhile Liberia’s George Weah will be 46. The former World footballer of the year hung up his boots in 2003 after a decade of success with AC Milan in the 1990s.
Dynamo Moscow player Luke Wilkshire will be 31 on Tuesday. The Australian international joined the top Russian side in 2008 after plying his trade in England and The Netherlands.
Two top strikers are celebrating their birthdays on Wednesday. PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who turns 31, has been a hit ever since coming to France and is already repaying the faith shown in him by last season’s Ligue 1 runners-up.Bayern Munich’s Claudio Pizarro meanwhile will be 34. The Peruvian international began his second spell with the Bavarian side a few months ago and has already got his name on the scoresheet in the DFB-Pokal.
Birthday boys Mauro Camoranesi (36) and Tomas Rosicky (32) both rate as skilled ball-artists with bags of vision. Camoranesi turned out for Turin giants Juventus from 2002 till 2010.He now plays for Racing Club in the Argentine Primera División. Czech maestro Rosicky, who plays in North London for Arsenal, is still recovering from an injury he sustained at the 2012 European Championships.He is determined to recapture the form that made him one of the game’s prize assets a few years ago.
Former Real Madrid General Manager Jorge Alberto Francisco Valdano Castellanos will turn 57.
Careca, who is 52 today, called time on his playing career a full decade ago. The Brazil striker appeared at the FIFA World Cup finals in 1986 and 1990, and starred for Napoli in Serie A.
In 2010,Trinidad and Tobago goal-getter Kenwyne Jones Jones signed for Stoke City on a four-year-deal for a club record fee of £8 million.The striker will turn 28 on Friday.
Juergen Kohler, a 1990 FIFA World Cup winner with Germany, is 47 today. The robust former stopper thus has something in common with goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer (40), who also celebrates his special day. The Fulham and Australia keeper had a great game for the side at Craven Cottage only for Dzeko to deny them a hard fought draw.