In our regular Sunday feature, presents some of the biggest names from Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week. 

05. Marcelo Zalayeta (32) competed in two FIFA World Cup™ qualification campaigns with Uruguay, helping them to Korea/Japan 2002 but missing out on Germany 2006. The South American currently plies his trade with Turkish Super Lig club Kayserispor.

06. Australian international Tim Cahill (31) has taken part in two FIFA World Cups with the Socceroos, who were knocked out by eventual winners Italy in the Round of 16 of Germany 2006 before bowing out at the group stage four years later in South Africa. At club level, the goalscoring midfielder has been with Premier League side Everton since 2004.

07. John Terry (30) has been with club side Chelsea for over a decade and a regular in the English national team since 2003. The former Three Lions captain was voted England's Footballer of the Year in 2005.

08. Michael Essien (28) is a colleague of Terry's at Chelsea having moved to Stamford Bridge from Lyon in 2005. Born in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, the combative midfielder was part of the Black Stars squad at Germany 2006 but was forced to miss out on South Africa 2010 due to a knee injury.

09. French full-back Bixente Lizarazu (41) won the 1998 FIFA World Cup in his homeland, as well as UEFA EURO 2000, the UEFA Champions League and five German Bundesliga titles. The former defender is now an analyst on French television

10. Gonzalo Higuain (23) is ranked among the world's best strikers. The Real Madrid frontman is currently labouring with an injury, but was one of Argentina's star performers at South Africa 2010 until their eventual quarter-final exit at the hands of Germany.

11. Fabrizio Ravanelli (42) will be remembered by many fans for his striking grey hair. The White Feather, as he was affectionately known, ended his career in 2005 having won 22 caps for Italy between 1995 and 1999.