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Zinédine Yazid Zidane, born on June 23, 1972 in Marseille, is a French international footballer who became a coach. During his playing career, from 1988 to 2006, he played as an offensive midfielder, a playmaker.
From 2013 to 2014, he served as assistant coach at Real Madrid and then the Real Madrid Castilla team until 2016.
On January 4, 2016, he was named Real Madrid coach. On May 28, 2016, he became the seventh coach in history to win the Champions League after winning it as a player.
Nicknamed “Zizou,” he is considered one of the greatest players in football history. Thanks to his atypical profile, he won several titles both with the French team and with the clubs he played for, such as Girondins de Bordeaux,
Juventus de Torino and Real Madrid. He was also named Best Player of the Year at least once in each championship he played.
According to the BBC, Zidane is the best European player in history. He was voted the best European player of the last fifty years by FIFA and UEFA. In 2004, Pelé and FIFA were ranked among the 125 best players alive in the world.
FIFA named him the World Player of the Year three times in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and won the Golden Ball in 1998.
France is twice the best French player of all time. Football. In 2011, UEFA once again selected him as the best player in the Champions League over the past 20 years. Member of the 21st century UEFA team, Eleven of Euro Legends (best team in European history),
FIFA World Cup Dream team (best team in the World) and Dream Team World Soccer (best team in history), Zinédine Zidane was also voted Marcan, Sports Illustrated and ESPN’s best player of the 21st century.
Zinédine Zidane, who was elected captain of the French team 108 times and 25 times, stood out mainly at the international level during his victory in the 1998 World Cup, where he scored two goals in the final,
winning 3 goals. 0 against Brazil, also won the 2000 European Championships, and the 2006 World Championships, where his attacks brought France to the finals.
Famous number “Blues”, he ends his career