Colm Cooper isn't the only legend of his sport to turn 30 today. The prince of full-backs Emmanuel Eboué celebrates his birthday and to mark this momentous occasion, here are the great man's top six moments of an illustrious career.
1. The Eye Of The Tiger
According to Emmanuel Adebayor, Eboué was lurking with intent at a party for the Arsenal team at Gilberto Silva's house.
"It was at Gilbertos house. It wasn't even a fancy dress party, but there was Eboué, dressed as a tiger with a tail and everything waiting for me behind the door.
"When I arrived, he made a big noise like a tiger roaring. For a moment I was in a big panic but then I saw him and I thought, Oh its only Eboue'."
2. The Introduction of Revolutionary Warm-Up Routines
3. Blowing Seductively In The Ear Of A Turkish Post-Match Interviewer
4. How To Make An Entrance
5. The Linguist
6. The Unlikely Screamer
absolutely shocking inspirational performance in the first leg of Galatasaray's Champion's League 3-0 quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid, Eboué lead the fightback in the second leg in Istanbul with this thunderbolt.