Birthday boys: Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Carlos Tevez, Adnan Januzaj, Vedran Corluka and Gheorghe Hagi all celebrate today

If you were born today, you are walking among greats

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If today happens to be your birthday you are in world-class company – six of the best footballers on the planet were also born today.

Ok, five, and Vedran Corluka.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Carlos Tevez, Adnan Januzaj, Gheorghe Hagi and Vedran Corluka were all born on February 5.

Real Madrid’s Ronaldo, the three-time Ballon d’Or winner, is 31, Barcelona’s Neymar is 24, Januzaj 21, former Spurs defender Corluka 30 and Hagi – the Romanian icon who was amazing back in the 1990s – is 51.

Here at the Independent we’ve been banging on about this extraordinary quirk since last year. Indeed, we’re convinced that being born on Feb 5 equips you with masterful football skills.

World-famous astrologer Shelley von Strunckel agrees with us. “Aquarians are geniuses, they think on their feet,” Von Strunckel told the Independent.

“They make a decision quicker than anyone else.”

Corluka will be world-class any day now.