4. Zinedine Zidane

Football against poverty 2014 - Zinedine Zidane
Football against poverty 2014 – Zinedine Zidane

Full nameZinedine Yazid Zidane
Date of birth23 June 1972
Place of birthMarseille, France
PositionAttacking Midfielder
Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed “Zizou” is one of the players who has won everything.

Considered a national hero in France for his performance with the national team (even after the expulsion during the final of the 2006 World Cup), Zizou is famous for his performances at club level.

With Real Madrid and Juventus, he won the UEFA Champions League in 2001-02 (2 times runner-up), two Serie A (1996–97 and 1997–98) and La Liga (2002-03).

France won the 1998 World Cup against Brazil thanks to Zidane’s two goals in the 1998 World Cup final. It was in this year that Zidane won the Ballon d’Or.

Zidane’s achievements also include winning the UEFA European Football Championship in 2000 and reaching the final of the World Cup in 2006. He is, with Pelé, Vava and Paul Breitner, one of the only players to score goals during two different World Cup finals.


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