Nicolas Anelka is celebrating his 41st birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed footballers of his generation.
Popular footballer Nicolas Anelka has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 41st birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Anelka, a cultural icon
Born Nicolas Sébastien Anelka in Le Chesnay on March 14, 1979, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Anelka's not just a great footballer, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Nicolas hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Nicolas Anelka as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 41.
Happy Birthday, Nicolas, you're the best!
Nicolas Anelka career in pictures
- Ball and Chain (2002)
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