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David Beckham
(English Former Professional Footballer Who was One of the Greatest Midfielders of His Generation)
David Beckham
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Birthdate: May 2, 1975
Birthplace: London, England
David Beckham is a former English footballer who was football superstar on-field and a heartthrob off-field. A former player for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Milan, among others, Beckham was a free-kick specialist, a brilliant crosser of the ball and the first English player to win league titles in four countries. His passion for football, charisma and fashion style have made him an international sensation.  
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Kaká
(Brazilian Former Professional Football Payer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Kaká
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Birthdate: April 22, 1982
Birthplace: Gama, Federal District, Brazil

Regarded as one of the best footballers of his generation, Kaká is a Brazilian retired football player. He is one of eight footballers to have won the Ballon d'Or, the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA World Cup. Also known for his humanitarian work, Kaká has been working with the United Nations, as part of its World Food Programme initiative.

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Dani Alves
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Dani Alves
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Birthdate: May 6, 1983
Birthplace: Juazeiro, State of Bahia, Brazil

Dani Alves is a Brazilian professional footballer. He currently plays as a right-back for La Liga club Barcelona and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered one of the greatest full-backs of all time. With 46 titles at the senior level and 47 official titles overall, he is the most decorated player in the history of football. 

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Andrés Iniesta
(Spanish Footballer Who is Regarded as One of the Greatest Midfielders of All Time)
Andrés Iniesta
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Birthdate: May 11, 1984
Birthplace: Fuentealbilla, Spain
Spanish midfielder Andrés Iniesta, who now captains the Japanese club Vissel Kobe, has had a 22-year stint with Barcelona, serving as a captain in three seasons and winning nine La Ligas and four UEFA Champions Leagues. He scored the winning goal to help Spain win the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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Johan Cruyff
(One of the Greatest Football Players & One of the Best Managers Ever)
Johan Cruyff
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Birthdate: April 25, 1947
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 24, 2016
Dutch midfielder/forward Johan Cruyff pioneered the idea of Total Football, along with coach Rinus Michels. The first three-time Ballon d'Or-winner was known for his signature move, the Cruyff Turn. He made it to FIFA 100 and ranked second only to Pele in an official World Player of the Century poll.
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Romelu Lukaku
(Belgian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Romelu Lukaku
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Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian football player, is known for his goal-scoring abilities. He plays in the forward position and can also play as a winger. He has scored more than 50 international goals while playing for the men’s national team of Belgium. Inter Milan, Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Manchester United are some of the clubs he has played for.

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Ousmane Dembele
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Ousmane Dembele
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Birthdate: May 15, 1997
Birthplace: Vernon, Eure Vernon, France

Ousmane Dembele is a footballer who currently plays for the France national team as well as Barcelona. Renowned for his speed, agility, and technical ability, Dembele helped his national team win its second FIFA World Cup in 2018. A skillful player, Dembele can use either foot while playing. Although a mid-fielder, he is also known for his ability to score.  

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Iker Casillas
(Spanish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Iker Casillas
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Birthdate: May 20, 1981
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Iker Casillas is a Spanish former footballer who won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Counted among the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport, Casillas was renowned for his spectacular saves and athleticism. He was named the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper on a record five occasions. Also a philanthropist, Casillas owns a charitable foundation in Spain.

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Andrea Pirlo
(Italian Professional Football Coach and Former Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Andrea Pirlo
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Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Birthplace: Flero, Italy

Italian professional football coach and former player. Andrea Pirlo, is currently the head coach of football club Juventus. As a player, he was known for his ball control. He retired after playing 116 matches for the Italian national football team. He was elected into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2019.

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Thibaut Courtois
(Belgian Football Goalkeeper)
Thibaut Courtois
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Birthdate: May 11, 1992
Birthplace: Bree, Belgium

Belgian footballer Thibaut Courtois who is a goalkeeper for the Spanish club Real Madrid is considered one of the best of his time. Starting his career with Genk, he later also played for Chelsea. He was also part of the FIFA World Cup third place-holding Belgian squad in 2018.

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Marcelo
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Marcelo
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Birthdate: May 12, 1988
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian footballer Marcelo Vieira, who now captains the Spanish club Real Madrid, is known as one of the world’s best left-backs. The Rio-born football star has previously had a successful stint with the Brazilian club Fluminense. He also won Brazil a team bronze and a team silver at the Olympics.

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Yaya Touré
(Ivorian Professional Football Coach and Former Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Yaya Touré
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Birthdate: May 13, 1983
Birthplace: Bouaké, Ivory Coast
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Franco Baresi
(Football Coach and Football Player)
Franco Baresi
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Birthdate: May 8, 1960
Birthplace: Travagliato, Italy
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Juan Mata
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Juan Mata
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Birthdate: April 28, 1988
Birthplace: Burgos, Spain

Known as an attacking midfielder from Spain, Juan Mata is a promising young footballer who plays for the Spanish national team and Manchester United. Born to a footballer father, he began his career with the Real Madrid youth team. While at Chelsea, fans called him Johnny Kills.

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David Luiz
(Brazilian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Centre-back)
David Luiz
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Birthdate: April 22, 1987
Birthplace: Diadema, Brazil

David Luiz is a Brazilian professional footballer. He currently plays for the Brazilian sports club Flamengo. He is primarily a center-back, but he can also play as a defensive midfielder. Since making his full international debut for Brazil in 2010, he has earned over 50 caps for his country. He also co-owns an Italian restaurant.  

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Raphaël Varane
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Raphaël Varane
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Birthdate: April 25, 1993
Birthplace: Lille, France
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Dennis Bergkamp
(Dutch Retired Football Forward)
Dennis Bergkamp
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Birthdate: May 10, 1969
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch football coach and retired player Dennis Bergkamp had a successful playing career with clubs such as Ajax, Arsenal, and Inter Milan. Initially a midfielder, he later played as a striker. The 2-time FIFA World Player of the Year bronze winner also gained the nickname the Non-Flying Dutchman for his fear of flying.

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Petr Čech
(Former Czech Football Goalkeeper)
Petr Čech
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Birthdate: May 20, 1982
Birthplace: Pilsen, Czechia

Petr Čech is a Czech retired football player who is currently serving as a performance and technical advisor for the popular English club Chelsea. During his playing career, Čech played as a goalkeeper and is often counted among the greatest goalkeepers of all time. Petr Čech is also considered the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League.

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Richarlison
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Richarlison
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Birthdate: May 10, 1997
Birthplace: Nova Venécia, Brazil
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Isco
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Isco
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Birthdate: April 21, 1992
Birthplace: Benalmádena, Spain

Isco is a Spanish football player best known for his excellent ball control and technique. Over the years, he has represented popular teams like Real Madrid and the Spain national team. He was named among the world's 30 best players during the 2017-18 season. 

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Diego Simeone
(Former Argentine Football Midfielder and Current Football Manager of 'Atlético Madrid')
Diego Simeone
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Birthdate: April 28, 1970
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Diego Simeone is an Argentine former football player who was part of the silver medal-winning team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. An important player for his country, Simeone also represented Argentina at the 1994, 1998, and 2002 World Cups. Simeone also won two Copa América titles for Argentina. He is currently serving as the coach of Atlético Madrid.

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Mateo Kovačić
(Croatian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Mateo Kovačić
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Birthdate: May 6, 1994
Birthplace: Linz, Austria

Mateo Kovačić is a Croatian football player who plays as a midfielder for the Croatia national football team and Premier League club Chelsea. He has represented Croatia at the World Cups and the UEFA European Football Championships. A versatile midfielder, Mateo Kovačić has also won several titles for Chelsea.

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Roger Milla
(Cameroonian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Roger Milla
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Birthdate: May 20, 1952
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Diego Forlán
(Uruguayan Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Striker)
Diego Forlán
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Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Steven Gerrard
(One of the Greatest Liverpool Footballers of All Time)
Steven Gerrard
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Birthdate: May 1, 1980
Birthplace: Whiston, England, United Kingdom
Steven Gerrard spent most of his career as a Liverpool midfielder and also captained Liverpool and the English national team. His phenomenal performance in the 2006 FA Cup Final led it to be called The Gerrard Final. The Order of the British Empire member now manages the Scottish club Rangers.
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Marc-André ter Stegen
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Marc-André ter Stegen
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Birthdate: April 30, 1992
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Germany
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Adam Lallana
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Adam Lallana
8
Birthdate: May 10, 1988
Birthplace: St Albans, Hertfordshire, England,
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jan Vertonghen
(Belgian Football Central Defender)
Jan Vertonghen
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Birthdate: April 24, 1987
Birthplace: Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Belgian footballer Jan Vertonghen is best known as a central defender for the club Anderlecht. Starting his senior career with the club Ajax, he has also had successful stints with Tottenham Hotspur and Benfica. He was part of the FIFA World Cup third-place-winning Belgian team in 2018.

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Mikel John Obi
(Nigerian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Mikel John Obi
10
Birthdate: April 22, 1987
Birthplace: Jos, Nigeria
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Adebayo Akinfenwa
(English Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Adebayo Akinfenwa
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Birthdate: May 10, 1982
Birthplace: Islington, London, United Kingdom

English professional footballer, Adebayo Akinfenwa, currently plays as a striker for the EFL Championship club Wycombe Wanderers. He started playing as a teenager and received praise for his abilities. However, he faced much racial discrimination as he is a man of color. He has been named Wycombe Wanderers Player of the Season twice.

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Ryan Sessegnon
(Footballer)
Ryan Sessegnon
5
Birthdate: May 18, 2000
Birthplace: Roehampton, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Youri Tielemans
(Belgian Professional Football Midfielder)
Youri Tielemans
4
Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Birthplace: Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

Belgian professional football-midfielder Youri Tielemans plays for the Belgium national team and Leicester City. His achievements so far include winning Belgian First Division A (2013–14, 2016–17) with Anderlecht and FA Cup (2020–21) with Leicester City; and becoming Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year (2016–17). He represented Belgium during 2018 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2020.

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Dries Mertens
(Belgian Professional Football Striker)
Dries Mertens
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Birthdate: May 6, 1987
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium

Belgian footballer Dries Mertens, also known as Ciro, is a striker/winger for the Turkish club Galatasaray. Starting his senior career with Gent, he has also represented the Italian club Napoli and the Dutch club Utrecht. He was also part of the FIFA World Cup third-place-winning Belgian squad of 2018.

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Radja Nainggolan
(Belgian Football Midfielder)
Radja Nainggolan
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Birthdate: May 4, 1988
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

Belgian footballer Radja Nainggolan, who plays as a midfielder for Antwerp, has also played for teams such as Cagliari and Piacenza. He began his football career with Tubantia Borgerhout at age 5. A diverse player, he won the Serie A in 2020-2021 with Inter Milan.

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Frenkie de Jong
(Dutch Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Frenkie de Jong
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Birthdate: May 12, 1997
Birthplace: Gorinchem, Netherlands

Frenkie de Jong is a Dutch football player who is currently playing for his national team. In 2019, he was part of the team that won the runner-up trophy at the UEFA Nations League. Renowned for his technique, attacking prowess, passing, and dribbling skills, Frenkie de Jong has also been an important player for Barcelona since 2019.

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Mark Noble
(Football player)
Mark Noble
5
Birthdate: May 8, 1987
Birthplace: Canning Town, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Xavi Simons
(Dutch Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Xavi Simons
3
Birthdate: April 21, 2003
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Ricardo Carvalho
(Portuguese Former Football Centre Back)
Ricardo Carvalho
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Birthdate: May 18, 1978
Birthplace: Amarante, Portugal

Retired Portuguese professional football player Ricardo Carvalho, who played as a centre back, is counted among the best defenders of his generation. Carvalho played with several professional football clubs besides the Portugal national team. His achievements include winning three Premier League titles with Chelsea; one La Liga with Real Madrid; and the 2016 UEFA European Championship with his national team.

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Cody Gakpo
(Dutch Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Cody Gakpo
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Birthdate: May 7, 1999
Birthplace: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Dejan Kulusevski
(Swedish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger or Midfielder)
Dejan Kulusevski
3
Birthdate: April 25, 2000
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Steve McClaren
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Steve McClaren
5
Birthdate: May 3, 1961
Birthplace: Fulford
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Raúl Jiménez
(Mexican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Raúl Jiménez
4
Birthdate: May 5, 1991
Birthplace: Tepeji, Hidalgo, Mexico
Mexican footballer Raúl Jiménez is a promising forward of the Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers. He won a gold as part of the Mexican team at the 2012 London Olympics. Starting with Club América's youth team, he has also played for Atlético Madrid and Benfica, winning the Liga NOS twice.
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Yossi Benayoun
(Israeli Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Yossi Benayoun
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Birthdate: May 5, 1980
Birthplace: Dimona, Israel

Nicknamed The Kid and The Diamond from Dimona, Israeli footballer Yossi Benayoun has led his country’s national team as its captain. He now serves Beitar Jerusalem as its sporting director. Starting his career at 17, he has represented teams such as Maccabi Haifa, Liverpool, and Chelsea.

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Justin Kluivert
(Dutch Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Justin Kluivert
3
Birthdate: May 5, 1999
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Domagoj Vida
(Croatian Football Defender)
Domagoj Vida
5
Birthdate: April 29, 1989
Birthplace: Našice, Croatia

Croatian footballer Domagoj Vida is best known as a defender for the Greek club AEK Athens. Starting his senior career with Osijek, he later had successful stints with Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kyiv, and Beşiktaş. He has also been part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup runner-up Croatian squad.

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Lúcio
(Brazilian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Lúcio
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Birthdate: May 8, 1978
Birthplace: Planaltina, Federal District, Brazil
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Giovani dos Santos
(Mexican Professional Footballer Who Plays as Attacking Midfielder, Winger and Striker)
Giovani dos Santos
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Birthdate: May 11, 1989
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico

Starting his youth career with teams such as Monterrey and Barcelona, Mexican footballer Giovani dos Santos later went on to win a gold medal with the Mexican team at the 2012 London Olympics. He was also part of the U-17 FIFA World Championship-winning Mexican squad and is a 3-time CONCACAF Gold Cup winner.

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James McClean
(Irish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
James McClean
4
Birthdate: April 22, 1989
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland

Irish footballer James McClean is best known as a winger for Wigan Athletic and has also played for teams such as Sunderland and Derry City in the past. While he initially played for Northern Ireland junior team, he rejected a call to join their senior team and opted for the Republic of Ireland.

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Alex Iwobi
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Alex Iwobi
2
Birthdate: May 3, 1996
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
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Martin Compston
(Actor Best Known for Playing Detective Inspector 'Steve Arnott' in the BBC Drama 'Line of Duty')
Martin Compston
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Birthdate: May 8, 1984
Birthplace: Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland

Martin Compston began his career as a footballer, playing as a defender for youth teams such as Aberdeen and then for senior teams such as Greenock Morton. However, an audition in high school led him to the lead role in the movie Sweet Sixteen, and he ended up becoming an actor.