29 May | On This Day


Wanderers defender Antony Golec celebrated his 24th birthday today. Take a look at the other footballing greats he shares his birthday with.

Wanderers defender Antony Golec celebrated his 24th birthday today. Take a look at the other footballing greats he shares his birthday with.

Roberto Di Matteo: Enjoyed a successful career as a player winning the Swiss Super league in 1992/93 with FC Aarau as well as two FA Cups (1997, 2000), Football League Cup (1998) the Cup Winners Cup (1998), the UEFA Super Cup (1998) and the FA Community Shield with Chelsea. Since then Di Matteo has coached various English clubs including a stint with Chelsea where he won the UEFA Champions League.

Massimo Ambrosini: Italian midfielder with an impressive haul of trophies throughout his career, most notably during his time with Italian giants AC Milan where he won four Serie A titles, two UEFA Champions Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.

Brian Kidd: Former English footballer who bagged over 200 goals in his 17 year career. Kidd has since managed several English sides including assistant to the English National Team from 2003-2004 and working with Manchester City as a youth team coach, assistant coach and now co-assistant coach under Argentinian Manuel Pellegrini.

Hector Yazalde: An Argentinian footballer in the 1970s who was capped for the national team 14 times. However it is Yazadle-s 1973/74 season with Sporting Clube de Portugal that he is best known for when he netted an impressive 46 goals, breaking the club record and earning himself the European Golden Boot.

Leo Franco: Veteran goalkeeper Leo Franco had one of his career highlights in 2006 when he represented the Argentinian National Team in the World Cup. At club level Franco has played for various clubs throughout Europe including Atletico Madrid, Galatasaray and current club Real Zaragoza.

David Meyler: David Meyler is a midfielder currently playing for Hull City in the English Premier League. Meyler has represented the Republic of Ireland and featured in Hull-s recent FA Cup Final loss to Arsenal.

Arne Friedrich: Recently retired German defender who plied his trade at Hertha BSC for the majority of his 14 year career before ending his playing days with Chicago Fire in 2013. During Friedrich-s career he represented Germany 82 times, featuring in the Euro 2004 and 2008 campaigns as well as the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.

Mick Meagan: Legendary Everton and Irish National Team defender Megean played with Everton for 12 seasons. In 1969 Megean was appointed Coach the Irish National Team, the first in his country to be handed full control over squad selections.

Billy Foulkes: Welsh footballer whose career spanned almost two decades. Foulkes most notable moment was winning the 1952 FA Cup with Newcastle United.

Attlia Kuttor: Hungarian footballer who holds the record for the most number of caps in the Hungarian League with 546.

Billy Hogg: English footballer in the early 1900s who won the English Football Championship with Sunderland in 1901/02 before moving to the Rangers in the Scottish League and winning three titles.