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Zinedine Zidane
Zidane Zizu.jpg
Zidane in 2017
Personal information
Full nameZinedine Yazid Zidane[1]
Date of birth23 June 1972 (1972-06-23) (age 48)[2]
Place of birthMarseille, France
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Youth career
1981–1983US Saint-Henri
1983–1986SO Septèmes-les-Vallons
1986–1989Cannes
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1989–1992Cannes61(6)
1992–1996Bordeaux139(28)
1996–2001Juventus151(24)
2001–2006Real Madrid155(37)
Total506(95)
National team
1988–1989France U174(1)
1989–1990France U186(0)
1990–1994France U2120(3)
1994–2006France108(31)
Teams managed
2014–2016Real Madrid Castilla
2016–presentReal Madrid
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Zinedine Yazid Zidane (born 23 June 1972, nicknamed Zizou, Yaz and ZZ) is a French retired football player that played as a Midfielder. He played for four European clubs and the French national team. He is the current manager of Real Madrid.

Early life

Zidane was born in Marseille, France and is of Kabyle Berber descent.

Career

Zidane played for several famous football clubs, like Juventus of Italy and Real Madrid of Spain. He led France to win the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 European Football Championship. In 2002 he also won the UEFA Champions League for Real Madrid, which was the ninth championship for Real Madrid. Zidane was picked as the FIFA World Player of the Year three times. He led France to the 2006 World Cup final and was arguably the best player in the tournament. He was said to be one of the greatest players of his generation and of all time.[3][4]

Retirement

In 2006, Zidane announced that he would retire after the World Cup. Zidane was famous for headbutting Marco Materazzi in the chest during the 2006 FIFA World Cup final at the 110th minute of extra time and was sent off with a red card. France eventually lost 5-3 in penalties to Italy and got second place. This incident was widely known as the Zidane headbutt. There is even a sculpture of it in Doha, Qatar.

Club career statistics

Club performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
FranceLeague Coupe de France EuropeTotal
1988/89 Cannes Division 1 2 0 0 0 - 2 0
1989/90 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
1990/91 28 1 0 0 - 28 1
1991/92 31 5 0 0 4 0 35 5
1992/93 Girondins Bordeaux Division 1 35 10 0 0 - 35 10
1993/94 34 6 0 0 6 2 40 8
1994/95 37 6 3 2 4 1 44 9
1995/96 33 6 14 3 8 1 55 10
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
1996/97 Juventus Serie A 29 5 9 1 10 2 48 8
1997/98 32 7 13 5 11 3 56 15
1998/99 25 2 6 0 10 0 41 2
1999/00 32 4 14 5 4 0 50 9
2000/01 33 6 7 2 4 0 44 8
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
2001/02 Real Madrid La Liga 31 7 9 1 9 3 49 11
2002/03 33 9 7 3 14 3 54 15
20018/04 33 6 11 4 10 3 54 13
2004/05 29 6 0 0 10 0 39 6
2005/06 29 9 15 5 4 0 48 14
Country France 200 34 17 5 22 4 239 43
Italy 151 24 49 13 49 5 249 42
Spain 155 37 42 13 47 9 244 59
Total 506 95 108 31 118 18 732 144

International career statistics

[5]

France national team
YearAppsGoals
1994 2 2
1995 6 2
1996 12 1
1997 8 1
1998 15 5
1999 6 1
2000 13 4
2001 8 2
2002 9 1
2003 7 3
2004 7 4
2005 5 2
2006 10 3
Total 108 31

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