Happy Birthday – September 22 – Ronaldo, Sabine Lisicki, Thiago Silva

Sport360 staff 16:50 21/09/2015
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Ronaldo, Sabine Lisicki and Thiago Silva celebrate today.

Brazil's Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, who is considered by many to be one of the greatest football players of all time, turns 39 today.

The former Barcelona, Inter and Real Madrid striker is one of only four players to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times or more and won the Ballon d'Or twice.

In February 2011, Ronaldo announced his retirement from football having amassed 98 caps for Brazil and scoring 62 goals.

In addition to his goalscoring prowess, the Brazilian's playing days are remembered for his passing and crossing ability as well as some unorthadox haircuts.

1970: Emmanuel Petit, former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder and World Cup winner with France (44).

1977: Paul Sculthorpe, retired Great Britain/St Helens loose forward and two-time Man of Steel winner (37).

1978: Harry Kewell, ex-Leeds, Liverpool and Australia forward who is now coaching Watford U-21s (36).

1978: Ed Joyce, Ireland and Sussex batsman, who has also played for England (36).

1984: Thiago Silva, defender and captain of PSG and Brazil football team (30).

1989: Sabine Lisicki, big-hitting 2013 Wimbledon finalist from Germany (25).

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