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Valentine’s Day: Angel Di Maria Among Footballers Born on February 14
- Valentine’s Day remains special in the hearts of lovers, who take time out to express it
- The day is much more iconic for individuals who were born on the special date, as they celebrate with love
- Football stars like Christian Eriksen and Angel di Maria always celebrate their birthday on this special date
A number of footballers were born on February 14, a date set aside to celebrate St Valentine’s Day across the globe.
The date has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.
Findings have it that the day became associated with love during the 14th and 15th centuries when notions of courtly love flourished with the association of "lovebirds" of early spring.
1. Edinson Cavani
The sensational striker was born in Salto, Uruguay, and will be celebrating his 35th birthday on this special day in 2023.
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Cavani remains one of the best strikers in world football having scored some iconic goals for club and country.
He has featured for a number of top clubs in Europe including Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain, and English giants Manchester United.
Cavani currently plays for the Spanish club Valencia. He has scored 58 goals for the Uruguayan national football team in a staggering 136 appearances.
2. Angel Di Maria
Di Maria clocks 34 on this date in 2023. The Argentine has seen it all and was part of La Albiceleste's side that won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Born in Rosario on February 14, 1988, Di Maria went on to become one of the finest wingers in world football.
He was an integral part of the Real Madrid team that won 'La Decima' (the 10th UEFA Champions League title) in 2014 and was part of the Argentina team that lost three consecutive finals (2014 World Cup, 2015 Copa America, and 2016 Copa America).
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He has previously played for Benfica, Real Madrid, and Manchester United.
The forward currently plays for Juventus of Italy.
3. Christian Eriksen
This highly-experienced midfielder is one of the most talented footballers to ever emerge from Denmark.
Eriksen was born on this day in 1992 and is celebrating his 31st birthday.
The former Tottenham Hotspur star became famous in the Netherlands, where he won three consecutive league titles with Ajax from 2011 to 2013.
At the age of 18, Eriksen was the youngest player at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He currently plays for Old Trafford club Manchester United.
4. Bacary Sagna
A former French international, who is celebrating his 40th birthday in 2023. Sagna is currently a partner in French company Gravipack after a chance encounter with founder Mohammed Errafi on a train.
He was part of the Manchester City squad that won the League Cup during the 2014 – 2015 season.
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Sagna was born on February 14, 1983.
Cristiano Ronaldo clocks 38
Sports Brief earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest and most legendary footballers to ever play the game and at 38 he is gradually moving close to the end of his career even though he still wants to keep going.
He celebrated his 38th birthday on February 5 and wishes poured in for him across the globe.
Much deserving for a global superstar and a sports personality who is influential across the world.