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Football Players in Sports History (Part 13)

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  • 1972-04-26 Avi Nimni, Israeli footballer (Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.), born in Holon, Israel
  • 1972-04-26 Kiko Narváez, Spanish footballer (Atlético Madrid), born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
  • 1972-04-28 Jean-Paul van Gastel, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1972-05-02 Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 1972-05-10 Radosław Majdan, Polish footballer
  • 1972-05-15 Patrick Pothuizen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1972-05-23 Marco van Hoogdalem, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1972-05-28 Guidoni Junior Doriva, Brazilian footballer and manager, born in Mirassol. Brazil
  • 1972-06-08 Christian Mayrleb, Austrian footballer
  • 1972-06-12 Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC), born in Woerden, Netherlands
  • 1972-06-17 Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Tiel, Netherlands

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1972-06-23 Zinédine Zidane, French soccer midfielder/Real Madrid manager (Champions League 2016-17-18, World Cup 1998), born in Marseille, France

Football Player and Manager Zinedine Zidane
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  • 1972-06-28 Arie van der Padt, Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta), born in Ridderkerk, Netherlands
  • 1972-07-17 Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer, born in Kampen, Netherlands
  • 1972-07-19 Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer
  • 1972-07-21 Dennis Krijgsman, Dutch soccer player and manager (Sparta/Vitesse), born in Alphen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
  • 1972-08-02 Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer, born in Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • 1972-08-12 Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
  • 1972-08-16 Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1972-08-19 Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentine footballer, born in Bouquet, Argentina
  • 1972-08-23 Martin Grainger, English footballer, born in London Borough of Enfield, United Kingdom
  • 1972-08-30 Pavel Nedvěd, Czech football player (Lazio, Juventus), born in Cheb, Czechoslovakia
  • 1972-09-08 Markus Babbel, German football player and coach, born in Munich, West Germany
  • 1972-09-16 Ramon van Haaren, Dutch soccer player (RKC), born in Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • 1972-09-18 François Gesthuizen, Dutch soccer player (PSV, NAC), born in Millingen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
  • 1972-09-19 Eric van de Merwe, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1972-10-08 Stanislav Varga, Slovakian footballer (Slovan Bratislava), born in Lipany, Czechoslovakia
  • 1972-10-12 Tom van Mol, Belgian soccer player (PSV), born in Dendermonde, Belgium
  • 1972-10-23 Tiffeny Milbrett, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1972-10-27 Lee Clark, English footballer (Newcastle United), born in Wallsend, England
  • 1972-11-01 Paul Dickov, Scottish soccer striker and manager (10 caps; Manchester City, Leicester City), born in Livingston, West Lothian
  • 1972-11-02 Alfred Schreuder, Dutch soccer midfielder and manager (NAC Breda; manager: 1899 Hoffenheim), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • 1972-11-02 Darío Silva, Uruguayan soccer striker (49 caps, 14 goals; Málaga, Cagliari), born in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
  • 1972-11-03 Ugo Ehiogu, English soccer defender (4 caps; Aston Villa, Middlesborough), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1972-11-04 Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972-11-06 Garry Flitcroft, English soccer midfielder, manager (Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers), born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • 1972-11-07 Marcus Stewart, English football player, born in Bristol, England
  • 1972-11-10 Dick Kooijman, Dutch soccer player (Heracles, FC Groningen, Az), born in Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands
  • 1972-11-12 Vassilis Tsiartas, Greek footballer, born in Alexandria, Greece
  • 1972-11-15 Christian van der Weerden, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Vitesse)
  • 1972-11-28 Paulo Figueiredo, Angolan footballer
  • 1972-11-30 Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972-12-07 Bobby Schoonens, Dutch soccer player (RKC), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands
  • 1972-12-08 Marco Abreu, Angolan footballer, born in Lubango, Angola
  • 1972-12-12 Nicky Eaden, English footballer, born in Sheffield, England
  • 1972-12-16 Željko Kalac, Australian soccer player
  • 1972-12-24 Alvaro Mesen, Costa Rican footballer, born in Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • 1972-12-26 Esteban Fuertes, Argentine footballer, born in Coronel Dorrego Partido, Argentina
  • 1972-12-28 Roberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1972-12-30 Paul Keegan, Irish footballer
  • 1973-01-09 Ronald Hamming, Dutch football player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard), born in Zeegse, Netherlands
  • 1973-01-15 Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer, born in Damietta Governorate, Egypt
  • 1973-01-17 Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1973-01-18 Regilio Vreede, Dutch football player (Blue White, RKC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1973-01-22 Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer, born in Paraná, Brazil
  • 1973-02-07 Billy Baumhoff, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1973-02-08 Andreas Gliatis, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1973-02-16 Nikos Kostakis, Greek footballer
  • 1973-02-16 Christian Bassedas, Argentine former footballer
  • 1973-02-18 Claude Makélélé, French footballer, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 1973-02-22 Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1973-02-22 Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer, born in Austevoll, Norway
  • 1973-02-26 Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian football player & manager, born in Kristiansund, Norway
  • 1973-03-02 Trevor Sinclair, English soccer winger (12 caps; Blackpool, West Ham, QPR, Manchester City), born in Dulwich, England
  • 1973-03-03 Tisha Venturini, Modesto California, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-03-05 Paul Lieftink, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Spakenburg)
  • 1973-03-05 Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer
  • 1973-03-07 Ray Parlour, English footballer (Arsenal), born in Romford, England
  • 1973-03-10 Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
  • 1973-03-10 Chris Sutton, English soccer striker, manager, broadcaster (1 cap; Blackburn Rovers, Celtic; BT Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sport.), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1973-03-11 Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
  • 1973-03-12 Gabriel Mendez, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-03-12 Louis Laros, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Vitesse)
  • 1973-03-13 Edgar Davids, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1973-03-16 Bert Zuurman, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1973-03-20 Norman Tome, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-03-21 Stuart Nethercott, English footballer
  • 1973-03-23 Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer
  • 1973-03-24 Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer (Lyon), born in Lublin, Poland
  • 1973-03-25 Anthony Barness, English footballer
  • 1973-03-29 Marc Overmars, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1973-03-29 Sebastiano Siviglia, Italian footballer
  • 1973-03-30 Jan Koller, Czech footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslavakia
  • 1973-04-01 Ferdy Vierklau, Dutch soccer left back (2 caps; FC Utrecht; Ajax), born in Bilthoven, Netherlands
  • 1973-04-04 Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Ajax), born in Assen, Netherlands
  • 1973-04-06 Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
  • 1973-04-08 Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer, born in Kairouan, Tunisia
  • 1973-04-10 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian soccer left back (Brazil 125 caps, Real Madrid), born in Garça, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1973-04-14 Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer, born in Parana, Argentina
  • 1973-04-17 Ross Aloisi, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1973-04-22 Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
  • 1973-04-22 Adem Poric, Australian former footballer
  • 1973-04-24 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973-04-26 Chris Perry, English footballer (Tottenham Hotspur), born in Carshalton, England
  • 1973-04-28 Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
  • 1973-04-28 Zhang Enhua, Chinese soccer defender (65 caps; Dalian Wanda FC, Grimsby Town), born in Dalian, China (d. 2021)
  • 1973-05-01 Oliver Neuville, German soccer striker (69 caps; Servette, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia M'gladbach), born in Locarno, Switzerland
  • 1973-05-04 Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine football forward, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • 1973-05-06 Joe Spiteri, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-05-10 Rüştü Reçber, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (120 caps, record appearance holder, FIFA World Cup All Star Team: 2002; Fenerbahçe, Barcelona, Beşiktaş), born in Korkuteli, Turkey

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