Famous soccer player Birthdays, Today, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Lev Yashin

    Lev Ivanovich Yashin was a Russian football player often considered to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of football. Over the course of his illustrious career, he had appeared in four World Cups. Yashin was very well known for his positioning, stature, and acrobatic reflex saves. He was born in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 18, he began working in a military factory and also played for the factory football team. A very good player, he was spotted while playing for the factory team and was invited to join the Dynamo Moscow team. During his career with the team, he led them to win the USSR football championship five times and the USSR cup three times. He also played for the Russian national team, helping them win the Summer Olympics in 1956 and the European Championship in 1960. Later, he served as the Deputy Chairman of the Football Federation of the Soviet Union. In recognition of his contribution to football, he was presented with several awards and honors, such as the Order of Lenin (1967), FIFA Order of Merit (1988) and FIFA goalkeeper of the century (2000).

    Lev Yashin

  • Mason Holgate

    Soccer defensive back who signed with Everton before the 2015-2016 season. He'd spent the previous season with League One side Barnsley.

    Mason Holgate

  • Laure Boulleau

    French soccer player who has gained fame playing defender for Paris Saint-Germain of the Division 1 Féminine. She is also a member of the French national team. 

    Laure Boulleau

  • Aissa Mandi

    Right back who became a member of the Algerian national team in 2014.

    Aissa Mandi

  • Bert Trautmann

    Honored with the 1956 Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award, he played through five dislocated vertebrae that year to help Manchester City win the 1956 Cup Final.

    Bert Trautmann

  • Kara Lang

    Soccer forward who represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2003, 2007 and 2011. She won the Cyprus Women's Cup and CONCACAF Women's Cup in 2010 and made the transition to analyst for Rogers Sportsnet the following year.

    Kara Lang

  • Michel Salgado

    Right back nicknamed Il Due who appeared in 254 matches for Real Madrid from 1999 to 2009, helping the club win two UEFA Champions League titles and four La Liga titles. He was a member of the Spanish national team from 1998 to 2006.

    Michel Salgado

  • Darel Russell

    English midfielder who played most of his career in England before signing a contract with Toronto FC in the MLS in 2013.

    Darel Russell

  • Paul McStay

    Midfielder who played for Celtic and the Scottish national team and was named the Scottish PFA Player of the Year and SFWA Footballer of the Year in 1988.

    Paul McStay

  • Glenn Loovens

    Dutch centre back who has found success with clubs like Feyenoord, Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday, winning multiple league titles with Celtic from 2008 to 2012. He earned his first senior cap with the Netherlands in 2009.

    Glenn Loovens

  • Billy McKay

    Striker who joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2011 and became a member of Northern Ireland's national team in 2013.

    Billy McKay

  • Godfrey Chitalu

    Forward who played for Kitwe United and the Zabwe Warriors as well as for the Zambian national team in the 1960s and '70s. He was a five time Zambian Footballer of the Year.

    Godfrey Chitalu

  • Winston Bogarde

    Defender who last played with Chelsea from 2000 to 2004. He announced his retirement in November 2005.

    Winston Bogarde

  • Saidy Janko

    Right back who has gained fame for his career playing for clubs all over the world, including for Saint-Étienne in France's Ligue 1. He signed with FC Porto in 2018 before transferring to England's Championship with Nottingham Forest in 2018-2019. 

    Saidy Janko

  • Stefan Radu

    Romanian soccer player who has played as a defender for FC Dinamo Bucharest and SS Lazia, both of which he won league titles with. He began representing Romania internationally at the Under-21 level in 2006.

    Stefan Radu

  • Andres Palop

    Goalkeeper who made 217 appearances for Sevilla from 2005 to 2013.

    Andres Palop

  • Guilherme Milhomem Gusmao

    Brazilian football player who is known for his work as an attacking midfielder on the Bahia club on loan from Atletico Paranaense. He is also known for having played on the Corinthians club as well as the Antalyaspor club. 

    Guilherme Milhomem Gusmao

  • Je-Vaughn Watson

    Jamaican midfielder who began his MLS career with the Houston Dynamo in 2011. He spent a season with the Dynamo before joining FC Dallas in 2013.

    Je-Vaughn Watson

  • Harry Kent

    Played for Ilkeston Town, Middlesbrough, Watford; later became Watford's manager for 16 seasons, leading them to a Southern League Championship in 1914–15.

    Harry Kent

  • Ezra Walian

    Professional football player who is best known for playing the position of forward. He is associated with Almere City in the Dutch Eerste Divisie. He is also known for playing on the Indonesian national team. 

    Ezra Walian

  • Daniel Nardiello

    Journeyman forward who began his professional career with Manchester United in 2000; helped lead Blackpool to the Football League Championship play-offs in 2010.

    Daniel Nardiello

  • Rafael Camacho

    Winger who made his senior debut with Liverpool FC in 2019. He joined the Portuguese national squad in 2015 at the under-16 level. 

    Rafael Camacho