Happy birthday Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov!

Paul Dickov
Paul Dickov

Paul Dickov, Doncaster Rovers manager and Star guest columnist, turned 42 yesterday.

He celebrated it with a 2-1 victory over Bradford City at Valley Parade in the League One Yorkshire derby.

The Livingston-born former Manchester City striker, shared his birthday with some exalted company:

Gary Player (golf) - South African winner of nine majors, born 1935.

Alfio Basile (soccer) - former Argentina manager, born 1943.

Sharron Davies (swimming) - Olympic 400 metres silver medallist at the Moscow Games in 1980 and now TV commentator, born 1962.

Mark Hughes (soccer) - Stoke manager and former Manchester United and Wales striker, born 1963.

Matt Elliott (soccer) - former Leicester and Scotland defender, born 1968.

Geoff Horsfield (soccer) - former Birmingham and West Brom striker, born 1973.

VVS Laxman (cricket) - former India batsman, born 1974.

Jon Wilkin (rugby league) - St Helens second row, born 1983.

Kevin Foley (soccer) - Wolves and Republic of Ireland defender, born 1984.