The English tabloids were in a frenzy in 1998 on this day in soccer history when Posh Spice of Spice Girl fame got engaged to Manchester United’s David Beckham. The pair has since become the power couple with their fame crossing over from sports to entertainment to just about anything they touch.
The couple made little time making it official. After admiring each other from afar, the two meet in person for the first time in 1997 and were engaged within the year.
1942 – Eusébio, Portuguese footballer
1947 – Tostão, Brazilian footballer
1954 – Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer
1978 – Jason Roberts, English-born footballer
1980 – Xavi, Catalan Spanish footballer
1980 – Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer
1981 – Francis Jeffers, English footballer
1984 – Robinho, Brazilian footballer
1986 – Chris O’Grady, English footballer
2004 – Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)