Sportsman born #OnThisDay! Fans wish Happy Birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰

x2 LaLiga :trophy::es:
x1 Copa del Rey :trophy::es:
x1 Supercopa :trophy::es:
x3 Premier League :trophy::black_flag:๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ
x1 FA Cup :trophy::black_flag:๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ
x2 League Cup :trophy::black_flag:๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ
x1 Champions League :trophy::eu:
x1 UEFA Super Cup :trophy::eu:
x1 Club World Cup :trophy::earth_africa:

x4 African POTY :1st_place_medal::earth_africa:
x7 CAF TOTY :clap::earth_africa:

Happy Birthday to Yaya Toure :facepunch:

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Oh what a coincidence! Until yesterday I hardly knew Yaya Toure. By a fluke chance I stumbled upon a video below about Yaya and Coach Guardiolaโ€™s tense relationship during their time together at Barcelona and Man City.

Irrespective of the subject of the video, Yaya left a favorable impression in my mind.

13th May- Happy Birthday to Yaya, the football legend from Ivory Coast! :birthday: :confetti_ball:

Yaya retired from professional football in 2020 after he last played for Chinese Super League club Qingdao Huanghai.

One of the greatest African players of all time, Toure was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. :raised_hands:

:large_blue_circle: :red_circle: Yaya had a remarkable career at Barcelona from 2007 to 2010. He played over 100 matches for the club and was part of the historic 2009 Barcelona side that won six trophies in a calendar year.

:large_blue_circle: In 2010, Toure moved to Premier League club Manchester City, where he played until 2018. He scored a number of key goals, most notably the only goals in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and final. He also helped City earn their first league title in 44 years.

Toure earned 100 caps for the Ivory Coast from 2004 to 2015, representing the nation at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments. He also represented them in six Africa Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while captaining them to victory in 2015.

What an accomplished football career! Best wishes to Yaya for all future prospects.

:movie_camera: The video below is just to understand the dynamics between players and rest of the team besides the on field games we watch. Being a Pep Guardiola fan and now a Yaya fan, it would be unfair for us to draw any conclusions of these two great personalities.
Sharing as this video introduced me to Yaya. :slight_smile:

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:large_blue_circle: Manchester Cityโ€™s all-time record scorer :white_check_mark: - 260 goals

:black_flag:๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Highest scoring overseas player in the Premier League history :white_check_mark: - 184 goals

:partying_face: Sergio Aguero turns 33 today!

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Happy Birthday Frank Lampard :birthday:

:stadium: 609 PL Appearances
:soccer: 177 Goals
:a: 102 Assists

:trophy: 3 Premier League Titles
:trophy: 4 FA Cups
:trophy: 2 League Cups
:trophy: 1 Champions League
:trophy: 1 Europa League

Chelseaโ€™s all time top goalscorer :soccer:

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Happy Birthday to Worldโ€™s Greatest Footballer! :birthday: :tada: :confetti_ball:

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Happy Birthday to the :crown: King of Soccer, LIONEL MESSI. :tada: :balloon:

:goat: :soccer:
745 goals
387 assists
312 opta assists
37 trophies
56 hattricks
57 freekicks
8 Pichichis
6 Ballon dโ€™Or
6 FIFA Best Player
6 Golden Boots

AND MANY MORE!! :star_struck:

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:partying_face: As Leo Messi turns 34 today, a look back at his La Liga stats over the last 12 months:

:bust_in_silhouette: Apps - 42
:soccer: Goals - 34
:a: Assists - 15
:closed_lock_with_key: Key Passes pg - 2.4
:drooling_face: Dribbles pg - 4.6
:gift: Big chances created - 30
:thermometer: WS Rating - 8.59

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Happy Birthday Kevin De Bruyne :birthday:

:stadium: 180 PL Appearances
:soccer: 42 Goals
:a: 78 Assists

:trophy: 5 League Cups
:trophy: 3 Premier League Titles
:trophy: 1 FA Cup

He turns :three::zero: today!

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Happy birthday Ruud Van Nistelrooy :birthday:
The dutch legend turn 45 todayโ€ฆ

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Happy Birthday Ashley Young :birthday:

:stadium: 369 PL Appearances
:soccer: 48 Goals
:a: 69 Assists

He turns :three::six: today!
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Happy Birthday Gareth Bale :birthday:

:stadium: 166 PL Appearances
:soccer: 53 Goals
:a: 22 Assists

He turns :three::two: today! :black_flag:๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

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Happy Birthday Lucas Digne :birthday:

:stadium: 100 PL Appearances
:soccer: 4 Goals
:a: 18 Assists

He turns :two::eight: today!

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Erling Haaland is the only player to score 9 goals in a World Cup game at any level; he reached 20 Champions League goals in fewer games (14) than any other player and has scored 113 goals in 164 senior appearances for club & country.

He turns 21 years old today. :robot:

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Erling Haaland turns 21 today :tada:

Salzburg: 29 goals in 27 games :austria:
Dortmund: 57 goals in 59 games :de:
UCL: 20 goals in 16 games :eu:
Golden Boy 2020 :trophy:
Bundesliga POTS :trophy:
Scored 9 goals in a WC game :soccer:

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Erling Haaland turns 21 today and his numbers are already incredible.

Goal-scoring machine with endless possibilities :robot:

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Happy Birthday Paulinho :birthday:

2017 - Signed by Barcelona for โ‚ฌ40m
2019 - Sold back to Guangzhou Evergrande for โ‚ฌ42m

He scored 9 goals in 49 games for Barcelona, winning La Liga and Copa del Rey :medal_sports::medal_sports:

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Happy Birthday Michael Carrick :birthday:

:stadium: 481 PL Appearances
:soccer: 24 Goals
:a: 40 Assists

:trophy: 5 Premier League Titles
:trophy: 2 League Cups
:trophy: 1 FA Cup
:trophy: 1 Champions League
:trophy: 1 Europa League

Mr. Consistent.

He turns :four::zero: today!

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Happy Birthday Harry Kane :balloon:

โ€ข 221 goals in 336 Tottenham appearances
โ€ข 3x Premier League Golden Boots
โ€ข 5x Premier League TOTY inclusions
โ€ข 1x World Cup Golden Boot
โ€ข Captained England to first final in 55 years

๐—ช๐—›๐—”๐—ง. ๐—”. ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฅ. :star_struck:

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Happy Birthday Kwankwo Kanu :birthday:

:stadium: 273 PL Appearances
:soccer: 54 Goals
:a: 29 Assists

He turns :four::five: today!

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