Former Sheffield Wednesday star celebrates

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Alan Quinn, the former Republic of Ireland and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder, was born on this day in 1979.

Check out some others from the sporting world who share that birthday with him:

Alan Hansen (soccer) - Former defender who won three European Cups with Liverpool, born 1955.

Tony Knowles (snooker) - Former World Championship semi-finalist, born 1955.

Peter Scudamore (horse racing) - Former National Hunt champion jockey, born 1958.

Chris Cairns (cricket) - Former New Zealand all-rounder, born 1970.

Florent Malouda (soccer) - Former Chelsea and France winger, now with Metz, born 1980.

Darius Vassell (soccer) - Former England and Aston Villa striker, born 1980.

Kenenisa Bekele (athletics) - World record holder over 5,000 and 10,000 metres who won gold in both events at the 2008 Olympics, born 1982.

Chris Cusiter (rugby union) - Sale and Scotland scrum-half, born 1982.

Keisuke Honda (soccer) - Japan’s AC Milan midfielder, born 1986.

Ryan Mason (soccer) - Tottenham and England midfielder, born 1991.