What a Sheffield Wednesday star and Pele have in common

Happy Birthday to SWFC goalie
Happy Birthday to SWFC goalie

Sheffield Wednesday and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood shares a birthday date with arguably the best footballer the world has ever seen.

The former Coventry and Sunderland turns 32 tomorrow (Sunday.)

His birthday date of October 23 mirrors that of Pele, the Brazilian legend, widely acknowledged as the greatest player of all time and a World Cup winner in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

Pele was born born 1940.

Here are some other sportsmen born on the same birth date.

Wayne Rainey (motorcycling) - winner of three successive world 500cc titles between 1990 and 1992, born 1960.

Andoni Zubizarreta (soccer) - former Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper, born 1961.

Chris Horner (cycling) - American cyclist who became the oldest grand tour winner with victory in the 2013 Vuelta a Espana, born 1971.

Christian Dailly (soccer) - former Scotland, Rangers and West Ham defender, born 1973.

Sander Westerveld (soccer) - former Holland, Liverpool and Portsmouth goalkeeper, born 1974.

Brad Haddin (cricket) - Australian wicketkeeper who earned a World Cup winners medal in 2015, born in 1977.

Jimmy Bullard (soccer) - former Wigan and Fulham midfielder, born 1978.

Steve Harmison (cricket) - former England paceman, born 1978.

Simon Davies (soccer) - former Tottenham, Fulham and Wales midfielder, born 1979.

Alvaro Morata (soccer) - Real Madrid and Spain striker who scored in the 2015 Champions League final for Juventus, born in 1992.