Zinedine Zidane is known as a retired French soccer player and manager. He is most famous for his play on the French National Team and his coaching career with Real Madrid.
Zinedine Yazid Zidane was born on June 23, 1972, in La Castellane, France. In the wake of featuring for neighborhood youth soccer clubs, 14-year-old Zidane was found at a French Football Federation preparing camp by AS Cannes selection representative Jean Varraud and went through the following three years sharpening his soccer aptitudes in Cannes' childhood division.
Zinedine Zidane drove France to triumph in the 1998 World Cup. His career finished in stunning controversy when he was ousted from the 2006 World Cup for headbutting a rival. Zidane took over as manager of Real Madrid in 2016 and proceeded to win three successive Champions League titles with the club.
At his pinnacle when France hosted the 1998 World Cup, Zidane initiated Les Bleus' walk through the tournament with his fresh passing and scoring and afterward scored twice as France shut down Brazil in the last, 3-0, to turn into a national saint. After two years, Zidane again was the key part of the French group's hurried to worldwide wonder, which finished with a 2-1 win over Italy for the European Championship.
In 2004, Zidane was named the best European soccer player of the previous 50 years by the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll and was included in the FIFA 100, Pelé's rundown of the 125 biggest living players. He stays one of a bunch of greats to win the FIFA World Player of the Year/Ballon d'Or grant multiple times.
In June 2020, Zinedine Zidane stated that he felt Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos ought to finish his career and retire at the Santiago Bernabeu in the midst of question marks over his future. Ramos' contract lapses toward the finish of the 2020-21 season, by which time he will be 35, and it is not yet clear whether the star safeguard will stay in the Spanish capital.
The Spain captain demonstrated he is a long way from being past his prime with another motivating performance in Madrid's 2-0 La Liga triumph over Real Mallorca. Zidane told columnists that Sergio has a place on the team and he's been there for a considerable length of time.
Zinedine is married to Veronique Zidane. She is a former model and dancer.
Last Modified: Jul 3, 2020