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Football Players in Sports History (Part 6)

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Birthdays 501 - 600 of 3,005

  • 1953-03-03 Zico, Brazilian footballer
  • 1953-03-04 Paweł Janas, Polish football manager and former footballer
  • 1953-04-01 Pavol Biroš, Slovak soccer defender (9 caps, Czechoslovakia; Slavia Prague), born in Prešov, Slovakia (d. 2020)
  • 1953-05-06 Graeme Souness, Scottish footballer/manager
  • 1953-05-22 Cha Bum-Kun, South Korean footballer and manager, born in Hwaseong, South Korea
  • 1953-05-25 Daniel Passarella, Argentine footballer, born in Chacabuco, Argentina
  • 1953-05-25 Gaetano Scirea, Italian soccer defender (78 caps, FIFA World Cup 1982; Juventus 377 games), born in Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy (d. 1989)
  • 1953-07-21 Brian Talbot, British footballer
  • 1953-09-27 Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • 1953-10-16 Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1953-12-04 Jean-Marie Pfaff, Belgian soccer goalkeeper (64 caps; Beveren, Bayern Munich), born in Lebbeke, Belgium
  • 1954-01-15 Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer, born in Rafina, Greece
  • 1954-01-25 Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer, born in Zárate, Argentina
  • 1954-02-19 Sócrates [Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira], Brazilian soccer midfielder (60 caps, 22 goals Brazil; Corinthians), born in Belém, Brazil (d. 2011)
  • 1954-04-01 Giancarlo Antognoni, Italian soccer midfielder (73 caps; Fiorentina 341 games), born in Marsciano, Italy
  • 1954-04-19 Trevor Francis, British football player and manager, born in Plymouth, England
  • 1954-05-31 Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer
  • 1954-07-10 José González, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (20 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • 1954-07-12 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer, born in Salzgitter, Germany
  • 1954-07-28 Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer (Kerry), born in Tralee, Ireland
  • 1954-08-02 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1954-08-03 Gary Peters, English footballer, born in Carshalton, London
  • 1954-10-26 Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1954-11-10 Juanito, Spanish soccer forward (34 caps; Real Madrid 284 games, 85 goals), born in Fuengirola, Spain (d. 1992)
  • 1954-12-01 François Van der Elst, Belgian soccer winger (44 caps; Anderlecht, West Ham Utd), born in Opwijk, Belgium (d. 2017)
  • 1954-12-29 Glenn Myernick, American soccer player & coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1955-01-08 Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer, born in Patras, Greece
  • 1955-03-13 Bruno Conti, Italian footballer and manager, born in Nettuno, Rome
  • 1955-04-25 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer (Argentina national team), born in Morteros, Argentina
  • 1955-06-05 Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
  • 1955-06-13 Alan Hansen, Scottish soccer defender (26 caps; Liverpool 434 games) and broadcaster (BBC Match of the Day), born in Sauchie, Scotland

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1955-06-21 Michel Platini, French footballer, born in Jœuf, France

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  • 1955-06-23 Jean Tigana, French footballer
  • 1955-06-28 Eric Gates, English football player, born in Ferryhill, County Durham, England
  • 1955-08-08 Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
  • 1955-09-01 Gerhard Strack, German soccer defender (10 caps; 1. FC Köln, FC Basel, Fortuna Düsseldorf), born in Kerpen, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1955-09-25 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German football player (Bayern Munich), born in Lippstadt, West Germany
  • 1955-09-25 Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (R.S.C. Anderlecht), born in Berchem, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • 1955-10-04 Jorge Valdano, Argentine soccer forward and manager (23 caps; Real Madrid), born in Las Parejas, Argentina
  • 1955-11-28 Alessandro Altobelli, Italian soccer striker (61 caps; Internazionale 317 games), born in Sonnino, Italy
  • 1955-11-30 Andy Gray, English soccer player
  • 1955-12-03 Alberto Tarantini, Argentine soccer defender (61 caps; FIFA World Cup 1978; Boca Juniors, River Plate, Toulouse), born in Ezeiza, Argentina
  • 1955-12-13 Glenn Roeder, English soccer defender (QPR, Newcastle United), and manager (Watford, West Ham, Newcastle, Norwich), born in Woodford, England (d. 2021)
  • 1956-02-13 Liam Brady, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1956-02-25 Davie Cooper, soccer star
  • 1956-02-28 Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
  • 1956-03-03 Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer
  • 1956-03-08 Laurie Cunningham, English former footballer (d. 1989)
  • 1956-03-14 Colin Ayre, British football player (Newcastle United), born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • 1956-04-09 Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer, born in Lanús Partido, Argentina
  • 1956-06-03 George Burley, Scottish football player and manager
  • 1956-06-20 Peter Reid, English former footballer
  • 1956-09-07 Byron Stevenson, British footballer (Leeds United), born in Llanelli, Wales (d. 2007)
  • 1956-09-14 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer and captain of the National Soccer Team, born in Hillingdon, England (d. 2018)
  • 1956-09-23 Paolo Rossi, Italian soccer striker (48 caps; FIFA World Cup 1982 [Golden Boot, Golden Ball]; L.R. Vicenza, Juventus), born in Prato, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1956-10-04 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (73 caps; PSV Eindhoven; technical director KNVB), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1956-11-18 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1956-12-05 Klaus Allofs, German footballer (1. FC Köln), born in Düsseldorf, West Germany
  • 1957-01-11 Bryan Robson, English soccer midfielder, manager (90 caps; Manchester United, WBA, Middlesborough), born in Chester-le-Street, England
  • 1957-02-09 Gordon Strachan, soccer player
  • 1957-03-17 Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1957-03-23 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1957-06-16 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)
  • 1957-07-01 Sean O'Driscoll, Irish soccer midfielder and manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 1957-07-16 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1957-08-04 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • 1957-08-23 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician, born in Volos, Greece
  • 1957-08-31 Colm O'Rourke, Former Gaelic footballer and Current panelist
  • 1957-09-16 David McCreery, Irish footballer (Newcastle United), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1957-10-08 Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer (Juventus, Italian national team 1982 FIFA Champion), born in Cremona, Italy
  • 1957-12-25 Chris Kamara, English footballer and commentator
  • 1958-01-22 Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player & manager, born in Dafni, Greece
  • 1958-02-01 Luther Blissett, English soccer striker (14 caps; Watford, Bournemouth), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • 1958-02-09 Cyrille Regis, English former footballer, born in Maripasoula, French Guiana (d. 2018)
  • 1958-02-25 Ally Dawson, Scottish soccer defender (5 caps; Glasgow Rangers) and manager (Hamilton Academical), born in Johnstone, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • 1958-05-29 Uwe Rapolder, German soccer midfielder, coach (1. FC Köln), born in Hausen an der Zaber, Germany
  • 1958-07-11 Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
  • 1958-07-12 Michael Robinson, Irish soccer striker (24 caps, Republic of Ireland; Brighton & Hove Albion) and Spanish TV host (Canal+, El día después), born in Leicester, England (d. 2020)
  • 1958-09-16 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer, born in Llandudno, Wales
  • 1958-09-18 John Aldridge, Irish footballer, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1958-11-24 Roy Aitken, Scottish former footballer
  • 1958-12-01 Javier Aguirre, Mexican soccer midfielder and manager (59 caps; Atlético Madrid, Espanyol; Mexico, Japan), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1958-12-18 Nadhim Shaker, Iraqi soccer defender (57 caps; Al-Tayaran) and coach (Iraq), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2020)
  • 1958-12-25 Joop Hiele, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1958-12-28 Carlos Carson, football player
  • 1958-12-28 Terry Butcher, British soccer player
  • 1959-01-21 Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1959-02-07 Sammy Lee, British soccer player
  • 1959-03-03 Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1959-04-02 Ezzaki Badou, Moroccan soccer goalkeeper (76 caps; Mallorca) and manager (Morocco), born in Sidi Kacem, Morocco
  • 1959-07-01 Chung Hae-Won, South Korean soccer striker (58 caps; Daewoo Royals), born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2020)
  • 1959-08-24 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90), born in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
  • 1959-09-18 Ian Arkwright, English footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers), born in Shafton, Barnsley, England
  • 1959-09-30 Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1959-11-07 Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football player and manager, born in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
  • 1959-11-17 Terry Fenwick, English footballer
  • 1959-11-18 Jimmy Quinn, Irish soccer striker (46 caps, Northern Ireland; Reading) and manager (Reading, Swindon, Cambridge, Bournemouth), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1959-11-22 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • 1959-12-04 Paul McGrath, Irish soccer defender (83 caps Rep of Ireland; Aston Villa, Manchester United), born in London, England
  • 1959-12-22 Bernd Schuster, German footballer, born in Augsburg, Germany

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