With Heffernan and Appiah both sharing a birthday we look at other notable footballers born on 19 May.
If you want to be a footballer today is a good day to be born! With Wanderers Dean Heffernan and Kwabena Appiah both sharing a birthday on 19 May we thought we would share with you some other notable footballers who share this date.
Diego Forlan The Uruguayan legend needs no introduction. Currently playing with Cerezo Osaka in Japan and having over 100 caps for Los Charrúas, the forward has an impressive CV which includes Manchester United, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.
In his career he has won many team and individual honours including the Copa America, English Premier League, FA Cup, Europa League and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball.
Andrea Pirlo A 2006 World Cup winner, Pirlo has played the majority of his career at Milan with almost 300 league appearances but now plies his trade at Juventus. Having won the UEFA Champions League twice, the Club World Cup and the Serie A there is no doubt that the midfielder is one of Italy-s greats.
Lucho Figueroa The Argentine international is best known for his three year stint at Villarreal where he scored the club-s first ever UEFA Champions League goal en route to a semi-final appearance. An Olympic gold medal winner, the striker also went on to score nine goals in 15 appearances for the Argentinean national team.
He also has the rare achievement of playing for both River Plate and Boca Juniors.
Filippo Galli A mainstay of the Milan team of the 80s and 90s, the right back played over 200 matches for AC Milan winning the Serie A five times and the UEFA Champions League three times. As well as lengthy stays at Reggiana and Brescia, Galli also spent a season with Watford.
Jesus Datolo The Argentinian winger made his name at Boca Juniors before signing with Napoli in Italy. Followed by stints at Olympiacos and Espanyol he then returned to South America. Having only played for Argentina three times, he scored twenty seconds into his debut before following it up with another goal against Brasil in 2010 World Cup Qualification.
Alex Cisak Currently with Burnley, Cisak was born in Poland but has represented Australia at U20 level. The goalkeeper has played most of his career for Oldham Athletic where he was a regular in the starting XI.
Bebe Signed with Manchester United, the Portugese forward is currently on loan to Paços de Ferreira.
Andrej Kvasnak A classy forward form the 50s to the 70s, Kvasnak played over 200 matches for Sparta Prague and was Runner-Up in the 1962 World Cup with Czechoslovakia.
David Edgar The defender is a Canadian international footballer who has played for Newcastle United, Burnley and Swansea City.
Kimroy Redhead The Grenadian international has not done anything particularly notable but does have an awesome name.
Luis Castro Former manager of Porto.
Michele Camporese Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Cesena on loan from Fiorentina.