Known for his great pace, stamina and technical ability, Cafu certainly falls into the bracket of being one of the greatest full-backs to ever play the game and you only have to look at his CV why.
Turning 46 today, the Brazilian made a name for himself with Sao Paulo winning numerous titles. More success followed when he moved to Italy, adding the Serie A and Coppa Italia to his cabinet.
He was soon plying his trade for AC Milan and it was there where he enjoyed his most successful club stint as part of a formidable side that included Andrea Pirlo and Kaka claiming six accolades including the 2007 Champions League.
For Brazil, he is a proud owner of two World Cup medals, winning in 1994 and 2002. Just before his retirement in 2008, he was named as one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers by compatriot and legend Pele.
Other sporting stars born on this day:
1970: Mike Modano, former NHLer, all-time leading goal scorer and points leader for American-born players (46).
1975: Allen Iverson, American retired NBA guard, former MVP (2001), 11-time All-Star and Hall of Famer (41).
1981: Anna Kournikova, Russian retired tennis player who reached the No8 world ranking (35).
1992: Jordan Clarkson, Filipino-American NBA combo guard for the Los Angeles Lakers (24).
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