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Football Players in Sports History (Part 20)

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Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 3,005

  • 1978-09-11 Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer (Serbia National Team captain), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1978-09-13 Darren Kenton, English footballer (Norwich City), born in Wandsworth, England
  • 1978-09-15 Eiður Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer (Chelsea, Barcelona) and manager, born in Reykjavík, iceland
  • 1978-09-18 Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer, born in Bangangté, Cameroon
  • 1978-09-25 Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer, born in Douala, Cameroon
  • 1978-09-25 Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer, born in St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica
  • 1978-10-03 Gerald Asamoah, German soccer forward (43 caps; Schalke 04 279 games, 44 goals), born in Mampong, Ghana
  • 1978-10-03 Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian soccer striker (85 caps; Bayern Munich 224 games, 87 goals), born in Callao, Peru
  • 1978-10-05 Shane Ryan, Irish Gaelic footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1978-10-08 Antonino D'Agostino, Italian football player, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1978-10-11 Kali, Angolan soccer defender (73 caps), born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1978-10-14 Steven Thompson, Scottish footballer
  • 1978-10-19 Zakhar Dubenskiy, Russian footballer
  • 1978-10-22 Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1978-10-23 Jimmy Bullard, English footballer
  • 1978-10-23 Archie Thompson, Australian footballer
  • 1978-10-24 Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer (Trinidad and Tobago national football team), born in Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1978-10-25 Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer (Sunderland), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1978-10-26 Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer (Torquay United), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1978-11-01 Danny Koevermans, Dutch soccer striker and coach (4 caps; Sparta Rotterdam), born in Schiedam, Netherlands
  • 1978-11-07 Rio Ferdinand, English footballer (England national team 1997-2001), born in Camberwell, England
  • 1978-11-07 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dutch footballer (PSV Eindhoven), born in Oldenzaal, Netherlands
  • 1978-11-08 Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer, born in Karaj, Iran
  • 1978-11-08 Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer, born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1978-11-08 Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer, born in Corfu Island, Greece
  • 1978-11-08 Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer, born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • 1978-11-16 Gary Naysmith, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1978-11-18 Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978-11-28 Mehdi Nafti, Tunisian footballer
  • 1978-11-28 Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer
  • 1978-11-29 Dimitrious Konstantopolous, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1978-12-05 Marcelo Zalayeta, Uruguayan footballer (Juventus), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1978-12-08 Anwar Siraj, Ethiopian footballer
  • 1978-12-08 John Oster, Welsh footballer, born in Boston, England
  • 1978-12-16 Gunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer
  • 1978-12-18 Ali Curtis, American soccer player
  • 1978-12-20 Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer, born in Bafoussam, Cameroon
  • 1978-12-24 Yıldıray Baştürk, Turkish footballer, born in Herne, Germany
  • 1978-12-28 Chris Coyne, Australian footballer (Bayswater City SC), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1978-12-29 Kieron Dyer, English football player, born in Ipswich, United Kingdom
  • 1979-01-05 Ronnie O'Brien, Irish footballer, born in Bray, County Wicklow
  • 1979-01-08 Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer, born in Călinești, Romania
  • 1979-01-08 Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer, born in Split, Croatia
  • 1979-01-08 Seol Ki-hyeon, South Korean footballer, born in Jeongseon County, South Korea
  • 1979-01-12 Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer, born in Szczecin, Poland
  • 1979-01-15 Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer, born in Vratsa, Bulgaria
  • 1979-01-18 Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer, born in Cascais, Portugal
  • 1979-01-19 Josu Sarriegi, Spanish football player, born in Lazkao, Spain
  • 1979-02-01 Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian soccer defender (79 caps; Flamengo, Bayer Leverkusen, Roma, Internacional), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1979-02-13 Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer, born in Zamora, Mexico
  • 1979-02-14 Pablo Pallante, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1979-02-15 Josh Low, English footballer, born in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 1979-02-19 Clinton Morrison, Irish footballer
  • 1979-02-19 Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player
  • 1979-02-21 Pascal Chimbonda, French footballer, born in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
  • 1979-02-22 Brett Emerton, Australian footballer, born in Bankstown, Australia
  • 1979-02-26 Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer, born in Guimarães, Portugal
  • 1979-03-02 Damien Duff, Irish soccer winger (100 caps, Republic of Ireland; Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Newcastle United, Fulham), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1979-03-12 Edwin Villafuerte, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1979-03-14 Nicolas Anelka, French footballer
  • 1979-03-14 Love, Angolan footballer
  • 1979-03-14 Sead Ramović, German-born Bosnian footballer
  • 1979-03-16 Edison Méndez, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1979-03-18 Dramane Coulibaly, Malian footballer
  • 1979-03-18 Anthony Maher, American soccer player
  • 1979-03-19 Christos Patsatzoglou, Greek footballer
  • 1979-03-20 Bernard O'Connor, Gaelic Footballer
  • 1979-03-26 Pierre Wome, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1979-03-26 Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer (Rangers), born in Ferrol, Spain
  • 1979-04-05 Timo Hildebrand, German footballer
  • 1979-04-10 Peter Kopteff, Finnish footballer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1979-04-11 Malcolm Christie, English footballer, born in Stamford, England
  • 1979-04-12 Mateja Kežman, Serbian footballer, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1979-04-14 Noé Pamarot, French footballer, born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France
  • 1979-04-16 Sixto Peralta, Argentine footballer, born in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
  • 1979-04-18 Matthew Upson, English footballer (England national team World Cup 2010), born in Eye, England
  • 1979-04-22 Zoltan Gera, Hungarian footballer
  • 1979-04-29 Lee Dong-Gook, Korean footballer, born in Pohang, South Korea
  • 1979-04-30 Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer
  • 1979-05-14 Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (50 caps; LDU Quito, Al-Sadd), born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • 1979-05-14 Clinton Morrison, English-born Irish footballer
  • 1979-05-15 Adolfo "Bofo" Bautista, Mexican professional footballer, 1998-2016, born in Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
  • 1979-05-17 Wayne Thomas, English footballer, born in Gloucester, England
  • 1979-05-18 Mariusz Lewandowski, Polish footballer (Shakhtar Donetsk,), born in Legnica, Poland
  • 1979-05-18 Julián Speroni, Argentine footballer (Crystal Palace), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1979-05-18 Milivoje Novakovič, Slovenian footballer, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1979-05-19 Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979-05-19 Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer
  • 1979-05-21 Damián Ariel Álvarez, Argentinian Mexican footballer, born in Morón, Argentina
  • 1979-05-25 Sam Sodje, Nigerian footballer, born in Greenwich, London
  • 1979-05-27 Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer
  • 1979-05-29 Arne Friedrich, German soccer defender, coach (Germany 82 caps, Hertha BSC), born in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
  • 1979-06-04 Naohiro Takahara, Japanese footballer
  • 1979-06-07 Kevin Hofland, Dutch footballer
  • 1979-06-08 Luis Ernesto Michel, Mexican football player
  • 1979-06-17 Nick Rimando, American soccer player, born in Montclair, California
  • 1979-06-25 Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer (Bournemouth), born in Glasgow
  • 1979-06-29 Andy O'Brien, Irish soccer defender (26 caps, Republic of Ireland; Newcastle United), born in Harrogate, England
  • 1979-07-03 Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek footballer, born in Trikala, Greece
  • 1979-07-05 Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer, born in Mihaylovgrad, Bulgaria

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