2 Mar 1979
Damian Duff will reflect on something of a stela career at the very top of domestic and international football. And whilst he may not every be classed as truly 'world class' in the same way as some of those he played with, he certainly contributed significantly to some magnificent teams.
Most notably Duff will be remembered for his spell at Chelsea, a period that saw him win two Premier League titles, a League Cup and the Charity Shield.
Capped 100 time for his country, no less, he also dazzled on the international stage, almost certainly classed as a generational talent for his national team.
He would also win the League Cup and Blackburn and be a runner up in the Europa League with Fulham.
His time at Newcastle was less successful however. Ultimately culminating in relegation from the Premier League in 2009 in a team managed be caretaker manager Alan Shearer and that included Michael Owen.