Birthdays are a big celebration for every person globally, and when you have to share them, it’s not the happiest feeling in the world. Today we look at football celebrities who share birthdays on the same day.

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1) Benzema and Sanchez

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid and Alexis Sanchez of Inter Milan share the same birthdays. Benzema was born on December 19, 1987, and Sanchez was born one year later on December 19, 1988. Both are such great players and have been in their prime for club and country from the day they started playing.

2) Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani

Di Maria of Paris Saint Germain and Cavani of Manchester United were born on the same day and were just a year apart. Di Maria was born on February 14, 1988, while Cavani was born on the same date just a year ago. Cavani and Di Maria have played together for several years for Paris Saint Germain and are both one of the world’s most renowned football players.

3) David Luiz and Kaka

Two Brazilian superstars of their generation. Nobody knew they used to share the same birthday. They have a difference of just five years between them. They both were born on April 22, where Kaka was born in 1982. On the other hand, Luiz was born in 1987. Kaka was part of the 2002 world cup winning team, whereas Luiz was part of the 2014 world cup squad

4) Iker Casillas and Peter Cech

Arguably the two of the best keepers of all time, and they even share the same birthday. Casillas was born on May 19, 1981, while Cech was born on May 19, 1982. Both have been vital members of their respective teams and are now icons of this game. The likes of Cech and Casillas are hard to come by in this new world, and people still look up to them for inspiration.

5) Ronaldo and Neymar Jr.

Two of the best attacking players of the current generation, and they even share the same birthday. Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985, whereas Neymar Jr. was born seven years after that on February 5, 1992. They have shared the world stage for quite some time now, and now they even share the limelight on their birthdays.

Many other players share the same birthdays, but these five duos stand out for us.