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On This Day

13 August 2018


Births



1978

Benjani
Mwaruwari


Age 40
Benjamin Mwaruwari, often known simply as Benjani, is a Zimbabwean retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Having started his career with Jomo Cosmos, Benjani moved to Europe in 2001 to join Swiss side Grasshopper Club Zürich before moving to Auxerre a year later. He signed with Premier League club Portsmouth in 2006, then went on to play in England's top flight for Manchester CitySunderland and Blackburn Rovers before returning to Portsmouth in 2011.

Benjani played 94 times for Portsmouth scoring 20 goals between 2006 – 2012
1984

Niko Kranjcar

Age 34
Niko Kranjčar is a Croatian professional footballer having most recently played for Scottish side Rangers F.C. He has played with clubs in his homeland, playing for Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk SplitA transfer to England with Portsmouth followed in August 2006, and after several years of attempting to hold on to their key players, Portsmouth decided to sell him at the start of the 2009–10 season, opening the way for a move to Tottenham in September 2009, where he was reunited with his former manager at Portsmouth, Harry Redknapp.

Kranjcar played 100 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 2006 – 2009


On This Day

Benjani Mwaruwari   .   Niko Kranjcar