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Zinedine Zidane
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Zidane in 2017
Personal information
Full name Zinedine Yazid Zidane
Date of birth 23 June 1972 (1972-06-23) (age 46)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.85 m
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1981–1983 US Saint-Henri
1983–1986 SO Septèmes-les-Vallons
1986–1989 Cannes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Cannes 61 (6)
1992–1996 Bordeaux 139 (28)
1996–2001 Juventus 151 (24)
2001–2006 Real Madrid 155 (37)
Total 506 (95)
National team
1988–1989 France U17 4 (1)
1989–1990 France U18 6 (0)
1990–1994 France U21 20 (3)
1994–2006 France 108 (31)
Teams managed
2014–2016 Real Madrid Castilla
2016–2018 Real Madrid
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

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.

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 Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Europe Total
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
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
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
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
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

France national team
Year Apps Goals
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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