Happy birthday Beckenbauer

Der Kaiser relaxes during his time as a New York Cosmos player, in 1980. Credit: PA

Happy 67th birthday to Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer, perhaps the most assured central defender ever to play the game.

A young Beckenbauer in 1966. Credit: PA

Other notable football birthdays today: Slaven Bilic (44), Eric Abidal (33) and Andrea Dossena (31).