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Widely considered to be one of the best to ever play the game, Dutch striker Marco van Basten turns 48 today. He scored 277 goals during his time as a player at Ajax and AC Milan and was named European Player of the Year in 1988, '89 and '92 as well as FIFA World Player of the Year in '92.
He also scored one of the greatest goals of all time, a spectacular volley in the final of Euro '88, treat yourself and watch it again and again in the video player below.
Many happy returns to former Rangers and Holland manager Dick Advocaat, who's due his bus pass - he's 65 today. Advocaat is back in his native country these days, managing PSV Eindhoven.
Other birthdays today include Peter Bonetti (71), Marcus Gayle (42), Francesco Totti (36) and Adam Bogdan (25).
Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has donated his prize money for being the Premier League top scorer in 2011/12 to Dutch team-mate Dirk Kuyt's charity.