February 5th Is The GOAT For Footballers Birthdays

If you're currently trying to become a footballer and you're celebrating your birthday today then there's a lot of pressure, because the February 5th is the day for footballers birthdays.

There's a tweet that goes around every now and again about who would be in your football team if it was made up of people only born on your birthday, be it footballers or otherwise.

It's always left me fantasising about a team with Alan Smith, Obafemi Martins, myself, former Doctor Who Matt Smith, Bill Gates and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. What a side that would be.

If you've never done it before I recommend having a quick Google, or Bing if for some reason that's your preferred search engine (there must be some people right?), and work out who you could pick for your team.

However if you're born on February 5th, firstly Happy Birthday, hope it's a good one, then I'm about to do all the 'work' for you because today really is a good day for footballing birthdays.

I won't be coming up with a team for you, after all the only goalkeeper is former Mexico shot stopper Rafael Puente, but the list is magnificent.

First up is Cristiano Ronaldo, you might know him. Real Madrid's all time top goalscorer turns 34 today and he's showed no signs of slowing down with 19 goals for Juventus this season.

Ronaldo probably celebrates his birthday with a big 'Siiiiiiiiiiiii' in the mirror. Image: PA Images
Ronaldo probably celebrates his birthday with a big 'Siiiiiiiiiiiii' in the mirror. Image: PA Images

Ronaldo is joined by another of the world's best in Neymar. The Brazilian has made sure he's got his birthday off work with his metatarsal injury, and he'll be off for his sister's birthday next month too.

Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez is the third headline act for birthdays today and the former Manchester City forward has a lot of money to buy himself a present after his year's paid 'holiday' to China.

There's more goals to be had with Rodrigo Palacio, Jordan Rhodes and Billy Sharp all blowing out the candles today as well.

VAn Bronkhorst was a great player. Image: PA Images
VAn Bronkhorst was a great player. Image: PA Images

Creatively Treble winning former Manchester United winger Jesper Blomqvist turns 45 today, the best footballer to have his own cookery show ever, and for that we love him.

It's not just scoring goals though but stopping them as Inter's Stefan de Vrij, former Spurs defender Vedran Corluka, legendary Dutch left back Giovanni van Bronckhorst and former Watford boss Quique Sánchez Flores will also be opening presents.

Every team needs a bonafide legend and former Real Madrid and Barcelona creative genius Gheorghe Hagi, who helped Romania reach the World Cup quarters in 1994, turns 54 today.

The side can even be managed by Sven Goran Eriksson, although Cesare Maldini would have taken that position before his death.

Finally, if you're looking for some sports stars outside of football Hank Aaron, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, turns 85 today and two time Masters winner Jose Maria Olazabal reaches 53.

Happy Birthday to all of you born today, no pressure to become world class lads.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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