Football Players Born in January


Football is the most favorite sport all over the world; hence, footballers personify the image of the success and have followers in the whole world who idolize and turn them into heroes. With the talents, players and football teams devote fans and audiences such spirited, brilliant and dazzling performances. Through the football history, many players light up the pitch and entertain the masses but a number of names grace the sport and draw the attention of many fans. Along with fame, personal lives of footballers such as daily routines, dating, and wedding are largely cared and flooded in various newspapers. The list below shows the name of such legend footballers who were born in this month – January.


Gianluigi Buffon (January 28th, 1978)

Gianluigi Buffon was born in January 28th, 1978 in Carrara. The Italian goalkeeper is playing for Italian national football team and Juventus. Thanks to his talent and height of 1.91 meters, Gianluigi Buffon is considered one of the most dominant living footballers in the world.


Dimitar Berbatov (January 30th, 1981)

Dimitar Berbatov (born in January, 1981) is currently playing for Manchester United. The Bulgarian striker is leading the goalscorer list for the Premier League with 14 goals.


Arjen Robben (January 23rd, 1984)

Dutch footballer Arjen Robben is currently playing for Bayern Munich of Germany as a forwarder. However, he often plays as an excellent winger thanks to dribbling skills.


David Silva (January 8th, 1986)

David Silva, born on January 8th, 1986, is “the most exciting European footballers of his generation”. The Spanish midfielder also masters the art of Machete fighting.


Luis Suarez (January 24th, 1987)

Luis Suárez (born in January, 1987 in Salto) started playing for Uruguayan national team in 2007; but until World Cup 2010 that Luis Suárez caught the attention of famous clubs including Liverpool.


Xavi (January 25th, 1980)

Xavi (born in January, 1980 in Barcelona) is widely known as the finest play-makers in the world. The Spanish football midfielder completes the victory of Spanish national team in 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.


Marouane Chamakh (January 10th, 1984)

The French-born Marouane Chamakh is considered as the most successful player in the Premier League 2010/2011 season. He was born on January 10th, 1984.


Robinho (January 25th, 1984)

Robson de Souza, also known as Robinho, was born on January 25th, 1984 in São Paulo State, Brazil. He is regarded to be the heir apparent of Brazilian legend player Pelé.


Fabio Quagliarella (January 31st, 1986)

Fabio Quagliarella was born on January 31st, 1983. He is famous for the ability to score goals from unconventional and incredible angles.


Nicklas Bendtner (January 16th, 1988)

Nicklas Bendtner is the Denmark professional footballer who was born on January 16th, 1988 in Copenhagen.



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