On 29 March 1973, Marc Overmars was born.
The Dutchman spent his youth career at SV Epe and later Go Ahead Eagles, where current youth team player Dan Crowley is currently on loan. In 1990, he was promoted to the first team, where he spent a year and scored one league goal.
The winger then spent a year at Willem II before signing for Dutch giants, Ajax, where he spent five years, made 136 league appearances and scored 36 goals. He won the Eredivisie title three times, as well as the Champions League in 1995.
Overmars signed for Arsenal a year after Arsene Wenger took charge and stayed for three years, scoring 25 goals in 100 appearances. That season, Arsenal won the Premier League and FA Cup.
Overmars signed for Barcelona in 2000 for a reported £25m. After four years and 97 appearances (15 goals), the Netherlands international returned to Go Ahead Eagles to see out his playing career.
The 44-year-old is now Ajax’s director of football.