Birthdays – April 9 – Fowler, Ballesteros, Matuidi

Sport360 staff 00:35 09/04/2016
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We celebrate the birthday of Robbie Fowler, Seve Ballesteros and Blaise Matuidi.

Nicknamed ‘God’ by the Anfield faithful for a reason, the English former footballer was an absolute terror in front of goal. Though he had a reputation as a goal-poacher, his scores were also in large part due to his powerful shot with both feet and technical ability.

Fowler, who turns 41 today, is best known for his time as a striker with Liverpool, where he displayed his outstanding knack of scoring. He totalled 183 goals for the club, 128 of those coming in the Premier League, where he is the sixthhighest goalscorer with 162.

Fowler also played for Leeds United and Manchester City before returning for a brief spell with Liverpool in 2007. For the English national team, he was capped 26 times and netted seven goals. Fowler went on to become a player-manager with Muangthong United before retiring in 2012.

1946: Alan Knott, English former cricketer, prolific wicketkeeper and member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame (70).

1957: Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer who won the Masters twice and The Open Championship three times (55).

1987: Blaise Matuidi, French footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club PSG and the French national team (29).

1991: Ryan Kelly, American basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers and NCAA champion with Duke (25).

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