Happy Birthday: Oliver Bierhoff, Stuart Appleby, Tommy Robredo

Sport360 staff 11:45 01/05/2016
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A host of sporting stars are celebrating their birthdays.

The former Ascoli, Udinese and AC Milan hitman, who scored the first Golden Goal in the history of international football to help Germany lift the European Championships in 1996 in England, is now part of Joachim Loew’s coaching set-up in the national side.

Bierhoff enjoyed a stellar career internationally, captaining his country and scoring 37 goals in 70 appearances. He was also part of the German side that finished as runners-up at the 2002 World Cup.

Domestically, the powerful striker won the Scudetto with the San Siro giants in 1999.

Here’s who else is celebrating their birthday from the sporting world:

1959: Roger Chapman, former European Tour golfer and two-time senior tour major winner (57).

1960: Steve Cauthen, American horse racer who won three English jockey championships, and the Epsom Derby in 1985 on Slip Anchor and in 1987 on Reference Point (56).

1971: Stuart Appleby – Australian golfer and member of the PGA Tour (45).

1975: Alexey Smertin – Former Chelsea, Fulham and Russia midfielder (41).

1979: Mauro Bergamasco – Italian rugby union international (37).

1981: Alexander Hleb – Belarus international and former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder (35).

1982: Tommy Robredo (tennis) – Spanish tennis player (34).

1987: Shahar Peer – Israeli five-time winner on the WTA Tour (29).

1992: Matej Vydra – Czech forward on loan at Reading from Watford (24).

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