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Zinedine Zidane

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Full name: Zinedine Zidane
Date of birth: 23 June 1972
Place of birth: Marseille, France
Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position: Midfielder
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Biography

Zidane

Zinedine Zidane or "Zizou" was a French football player with an incredible ball control. He won the World Cup with France in his homeland in 1998 by scoring two headers against Brazil in the final. He was the playmaker of that succesful French team, that two years later also won euro 2000. He was also successful with his club team, he won the European Cup twice Juventus (1997,1998) and once with Real Madrid in 2002 by scoring an amazing volley goal in the final.

Zidane left football with a red card at the final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup after he had been head butting Marco Materazzi who had been saying insulting words against him. Zidane was an incredible playmaker, his tactical vision made it possible to organize a team and give brilliant passes to his teammates. Zidane was very skilled, he had an incredible ball control which gave him the ability to keep the ball with him very well. He also had a great 360 move which he had perfected and use a lot throughout his career.



Career

Club Record
YearsTeamAppsGoals
1988-1922AS Cannes616
19921996Girondins de Bordeaux13528
19962001Juventus15124
20012006Real Madrid15537
Total50695

National Team
YearsTeamAppsGoals
19942006France10831


Honours

Team Honours
TeamTrophyYears
FranceWorld Championship1998
FranceEuropean Championship2000
JuventusIntercontinental Cup1996
JuventusEuropean Super Cup1996
JuventusItalian Champion1997, 1998
JuventusItalian Super Cup1997
Real MadridEuropean Cup2002
Real MadridIntercontinental Cup2002
Real MadridEuropean Super Cup2002
Real MadridSpanish Champion2003
Real MadridSpanish Super Cup2001, 2003

Individual Honours
TrophyYears
FIFA World Player of the Year1998, 2000, 2003
European Footballer of the Year1998
French Footballer of the Year1998, 2002