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Spanish Cumpleanos: Antoni Ramallets

Spanish Cumpleanos: Antoni Ramallets

Every weekday Goal.com celebrates the birthday of past and present La Liga-related figures. Today includes all those born on June 4.

1924: Antoni Ramallets: Legendary goalkeeper Ramallets had spells at Mallorca and Valladolid in his early career but is best remembered for his 15 year stay at Barcelona. With the Catalan outfit he captured six league titles and four Copa del Generalisimo (now Copa el Rey). He represented Barcelona 538 times and won the Zamora trophy on five occasions. Capped 35 times by Spain, Ramallets had spells coaching a handful of clubs including Valladolid and Zaragoza following his retirement from playing in 1962.

1925: Antonio Puchades: Defensive midfielder Puchades is best known for his eight year spell at Valencia. With los Che he won the Primera Liga in 1947 and two Copas. He represented Valencia on 290 occasion and was also capped 23 times by Spain and was part of the team that finished fourth at teh world Cup finals in 1950.

1977: Alex Manninger: Austrian goalkeeper Manninger is currently at Serie A side Juventus but had a bizarre seven week stint in Spanish football in 2002. Manninger was signed from Arsenal by Espanyol but was released less than two months into his contract with the Blanc i Blau before making his way to Italy, first with Torino.

1981: Giourkas Seitaridis: Following spells in his native Greece and in Portugal and Russia, Seitaridis joined Atletico Madrid for €12 million in 2006. The versatile defender established himself as a permanent fixture in the side in his first season but thereafter failed to hold down a regular place in the Colchoneros side and as a result was allowed to negotiate a free move away from the club a year before the end of his contract. He returned to Greece to join Panathinaikos once again. He has so far been capped 68 times by Greece and was a member of the Euro 2004 winning side.

1983: Christian Koffi Ndri: Better known simply as Romaric, this Ivorian midfielder made his debut in Spanish football in 2008 after signing for Andalusian side Sevilla from Le Mans in France. He has a five year deal with los Nervionenses and is thus far used as a squad player. Capped 39 times by Ivory Coast, he is a member of the squad that will contest the 2010 World Cup.

1984: Hernan Pellerano: Argentine central defender Pellerano plays at Almeria in the Primera Liga. He made the switch from Velez Sarsfield in 2008 and has since made over 50 appearances for the Andalusian side. With the Argentine outfit he won a Clausura championship in 2005 and was a regular feature of that side since making his debut at the age of 19.

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