Date of birth: 23 June 1972
Place of birth: Marseille, France
Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position: Midfielder
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.
|1992–1996||Girondins de Bordeaux||135||28|
|Juventus||European Super Cup||1996|
|Juventus||Italian Champion||1997, 1998|
|Juventus||Italian Super Cup||1997|
|Real Madrid||European Cup||2002|
|Real Madrid||Intercontinental Cup||2002|
|Real Madrid||European Super Cup||2002|
|Real Madrid||Spanish Champion||2003|
|Real Madrid||Spanish Super Cup||2001, 2003|
|FIFA World Player of the Year||1998, 2000, 2003|
|European Footballer of the Year||1998|
|French Footballer of the Year||1998, 2002|