Happy Birthday, Folks! What Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Tévez Wore When They Made Their Debut

It is a good day to be born if you want to be become a footballer as various famous footballers celebrate their birthday today - ranging from four-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo over Brazilian superstar Neymar to the world's highest-paid footballer Tevez, who recently joined Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in a deal worth £615,000 a week.

Cristiano Ronaldo - Nike Mercurial Vapor

Cristiano Ronaldo made his professional debut aged 17 for Sporting wearing the Nike Mercurial Vapor.

Carlos Tévez - Nike Tiempo Pro

Carlos Tevez made his first league match of his career more than 15 years ago in a match against Talleres de Córdoba wearing a classic pair of Nike Tiempo Pro soccer boots.

Neymar - Nike Mercurial Vapor III

Neymar made his professional debut in 2009 being only 17 years old wearing Nike Mercurial Vapor football boots. And while the Brazilian superstar should become the face of the all-new Nike Hypervenom a few years later, he famously switched back to his beloved Nike Mercurial Vapor soccer cleats a few weeks ago.