The more we grow close to loving our footballers, the more we want to know about them, or want to compare ourselves with; finding a common point with our beloved footballers might be one of the best feelings. Like what if you shared the same date of birth? Cool right? Down is some of the best footballers BORN IN AUGUST; find a match.
10. Bastian Schweinsteiger –1 August 1984
Born in Kolbermoor, West Germany; Schweinsteiger is Roman Catholic; known to fans as “Schweini” or “Basti”, the latter to distinguish him from his elder brother, Tobias, who also played for Bayern Munich (reserve team).
9. Antonio Valencia –4 August 1985
Valencia was born in Lago Agrio, near the city of Nueva Loja, Ecuador, which is located in the Amazon rainforest. He used to play barefoot on the pitch next to the bungalow he shared with his parents, five brothers and sister.
8. Robin van Persie –6 August 1983
Born in Rotterdam, van Persie joined the youth squad of local side SBV Excelsior when he was five, and left for Feyenoord at the age of 16; an injury crisis at Feyenoord meant he was quickly promoted into the first team aged 17.
7. Louis Van Gaal –8 August 1951
Van Gaal was born in Amsterdam. As a youngster, he started playing for the Amsterdam amateur side RKSV de Meer. At the age of 20, he joined the second team of Ajax, but was never chosen to play in the first team, which boasted players like Johan Cruyff at the time.
6. Willian –9 August 1988
Willian Borges da Silva was born in Ribeirão Pires, Brazil. He started his career at Corinthians, before joining Shakhtar in August 2007 for a fee of €14 million.
5. Mario Balotelli –12 August 1990
Born Mario Barwuah in Palermo, Sicily as the son of Ghanaian immigrants; in 1993, when he was three, Balotelli was placed in foster care to the Balotelli family when his own family (Barwuah) was unable to pay for his health care needs.