Zinedine Zidane

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Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane was born in Marseille, France in 1972. His full name is Zinedine Yazid Zidane. His nickname is Zizou. He is a very strict Muslim. He constantly played soccer . He really loved the game. He was spotted at the age of 14 and that started his career. In 1998 he led his team to the World Cup finals and beat Brazil 3-0. He scored 2 goals which made him France's hero. Two years later he helped France beat Italy 2-1 in the European Championship. He’s a 3 time World Player of the Year. He also won Laliga and Champions League. Lastly, in 2004 Zidane was named as the best European player of the past 50 years by the Golden Jubilee Poll.


June 23,1972Zinedine Zidane was born in Marseille,France1988-1989Played professionally for Cannes1996Played on Juventus,F.C. in Italy’s Series A League1998Won the World Cup for France2001Played for the Spanish club Real MadridMarch 2001Appointed a United Nation’s Goodwill Ambassador2004Named the best European soccer player of the past 50 years by the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll and was included in FIFA100, Pele’s list of 125 greatest living players of all time2006Expelled from World Cup for a head slam

Zidane was one of the greatest European footballers of the past 50 years. He is only a handful of players to win the FIFA World Player of the Year/Ballon d’Or award three times. Although he was great he will be remembered for attacking a player from Italy in the World Cup Finals in 2006.

Inspires Me

I love Zidane because he thinks outside the box. He is a skilled, amazingly tricky soccer player. It’s so incredible what he can do with a soccer ball. It is literally like he made up the game in his mind or in other words he knew where to be , what to do and when to do it.


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Zinedine Zidane:Its all in his head.



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