Zinedine Zidane – Biography, Age, History, Football Career

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Zinedine Zidane – Biography, Age, History, Career, Football, France

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane

Biography of Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane (Date of Birth: 1972) popularly referred to as Zizou is a former France professional footballer, the biggest idol of French football. For three years he was voted Best Player in the World (Ballon d’Or) by FIFA. He is the currently the Head Coach of Spanish League A-team, Real Madrid.

Zinedine Yazid Zidane (1972) was born in Marseille, France, on June 23, 1972. Son of Algerian immigrants who settled in Marseille, Southern France, in the 1950s Olympique. He started playing at the age of 10, in the youth categories of US Saint-Henri, where he remained for a year. Between 1983 and 1987, still at the base, he played for the Union Sortive Septèmes-les-Vallons.

In 1987, Zidane signed with Cannes, one of the most traditional clubs in France (French League). At the age of 16, he was already training at the professional level. Although the team ended up relegated in the 1991/1992 season, the athlete was traded with Bordeaux. In the team, Zidane won his first title as a professional, reaching the final of the Champions League. In 1994 he was called up for the French national team.

In 1996, Zinedine Zidane was traded with Juventus Turin, Italy, where he won two Italian Championships, an Italian Super Cup, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup. While at Juventus, he won the 1998 World Cup. In the final against Brazil, the athlete scored twice in a 3-1 victory. That same year, he received the first FIFA World Player title. In 2000, with the conquest of the Euro Cup with France, the France king was once again elected the Best Player in the World by FIFA.

In 2001, he left Juventus and was signed by Real Madrid of Spain. At Real Madrid, Zidane lived the “Galactic Era” of the Spanish club, where he played alongside Delima Ronaldo (Brazil), Figo, RaulDavid Beckham (England) and Roberto Carlos. At that time, he won important titles such as a Champions League, a Spanish Championship, two King of Spain Cups, a European Super Cup and a Club World CupZinedini Zidane remained at Real Madrid until 2006, when he ended his career with 227 games and 49 goals scored.

The 2006 World Cup in Germany was the last competition in the ace’s career. In the quarterfinals, Brazil was eliminated by France 1-0. In the final, Zidane scored 1-0, but Italy tied and the game went into overtime, when Materazzi provoked Zidane and headed the Italian in the chest. and ended up being expelled. On penalties, Italy won 5-4. Despite France‘s defeat, Zidane was named the best player in the world.

In 2013, Zidane took the first steps towards a coaching career. He was Carlos Ancelotti‘s coach at Real Madrid, when the team won the Copa del Rey and Champions League titles. On June 25, 2014 he was announced as coach of Real Madrid Castilla, Real’s B team. On January 4, 2016, he took over the senior team, and that same year led the club to win the UEFA Champions League title.

On December 18, 2016, Real Madrid, under the command of Zidane, won the title of FIFA Club World Champion, in a match against Kashima Antlers, a game held at the International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan.

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