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Zinédine Zidane

Updated on February 28, 2018

About him

Zinedine Zidane (born June 23, 1972 in Marseilles) is a French footballer of Algerian origin who comes from the town of Bejaia in the Kabylie region of Algeria. He is currently retired and is currently a football coach for Real Madrid as coach. And technical director of the first team, Zidane plays in the midfield and specifically in the advanced midfielder and game maker.


Born in Marseilles to Algerian parents, Zidane is one of the legends of the history of football with the testimony of many experts. He won the World Cup, followed by the European Cup and the Confederations Cup. He was awarded the World Player of the Year 3 times, Real Madrid, the 2002 Champions League, the 2002 Club World Cup, and the European Super Cup.

He was voted the best player in the last 50 years on the European continent and was picked by Pele in the top 125 in March 2004. On January 4, 2016, Real Madrid announced the dismissal of Rafael Benitez and the appointment of Zidane as a new coach. Days after receiving the post, and beat Deportivo La Coruna 5-0. [5] He has managed as a coach to achieve several tournaments: the Spanish league 2017 and the Spanish Super Cup 2017, the 2016 and 2017 Champions League, the 2016 and 2017 World Cup and the European Super Cup in 2016 and 2017.


Zinédine Zidane

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His beginning

Zinedine Zidane's parents, Ismail and Melika, who belonged to the Kabylie region in northern Algeria, emigrated in 1953 before the Algerian war began. They settled in the northern areas of Babri and St. Denis, and in mid-1960 they moved to the northern suburbs of Marseille. On June 23, 1972, Zinedine Zidane, the youngest of his five brothers, was born.

Zidane's start with football was very early, especially at the age of five, where he played with the children of the neighborhood on the court of the Tertan area of ​​80 x 12 yards, which served as the main arena of the residential complex. And then joined the players of the club and began his career with him.

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The beginnings

Zidane began his career with Frenchman Kane in 1988, played with them until 1992, then moved to Bordeaux, won the Intertoto Cup in 1995 and won second place in the 1996 UEFA Cup. He moved to Juventus.

His Previous days

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Juventus

In Juventus, Zidane was one of the best players of Carlo Ancelotti and his teammates Didier Deschamps, Alessandro Del Piero and Edgar Davids. He has won the Serie A twice and reached two successive Champions League finals, losing both times. In 2001 he moved to Real Madrid The deal is the largest in the history of football for eight years in a row, but the deal Neymar 222 million euros is the highest now, with the payment of Real Madrid 75.6 million euros to move Zidane to their ranks, and joined the star-studded team such as Roberto Carlos and Luis Figo.

Zinedine Zidane in Juventus

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Real Madrid

In the first season of Zidane with the team led them to the Champions League after beating Bayer Leverkusen of Germany with a fantastic goal of Zidane at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland, and in the second season achieved the Spanish league championship. On May 7, 2006, Zidane played his last match at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu. The match against Villarreal was a 3-3 draw. Zidane scored the second goal for Real Madrid and Zidane later shared the shirt with Juan Roman Riquelme. Zidane is one of the most important players in Real Madrid's achievements. The Zidane shirt carried the number 5 during his game with Real Madrid.

Zinédine Zidane in Real Madrid

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His career with the national team

Zidane could have chosen to play for one of the two teams. The first is France and the other is Algeria, but Zidane decided to play for France because of his country. Zidane made his first international appearance on August 17, 1994. He entered the 63rd minute as a substitute. The match against the Czech Republic was France's 0-0 win at Zidane, but Zidane scored two goals to end the game with a 2-2 draw. .

France coach Emmie Jacquet was building his plans for Manchester United player Eric Cantona, but Cantona got a one-year suspension due to a blow to a fan, so the coach had to change the team's plan and put Zidane as a playmaker. They reached the semifinals of the 1996 UEFA Champions League, and the team lost to the Czech Republic on penalties.

World Cup 1998

Zidane was a member of France's 1998 World Cup winner. In the second game of France, Zidane received a red card and was suspended for two matches after beating Saudi player Fuad Anwar. The incident looks like the incident at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Zidane Marco Materazzi threw him to the ground with Zidane's red card and Zidane out in time. At the 1998 FIFA World Cup final against Brazil, Zidane scored two goals to head France to a 3-0 win over Brazil and win the World Cup for the first time. In this tournament he had two goals and a pass that turned into a goal.

European Championship 2000

Zidane helped his team in the 2000 European Championship to reach the final, scoring a free-kick in the quarter-finals against Spain, scoring the golden goal against Portugal in the semi-final, and in the final won France to Italy, so France The first European team to win the World Cup and then the European Championship, and became the team in the first place in the classification of FIFA World.

World Cup 2002

Injuries prevented Zidane from playing, resulting in his absence from the first two matches of the 2002 World Cup, and returned in the third game, France came out of the first round and did not score any goal, but Zidane was chosen as the best player in that match.

European Championship 2004

At the 2004 European Championship, France started a strong start, beating England 2-0 with a free kick and a penalty kick, but the team lost in the final round to Greece, which was crowned later. In August 2004, Zidane decided to retire internationally.

World Cup 2006

France was on course to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. On 3 August 2005, Zidane returned to international football and helped qualify for the 2006 World Cup. On April 25, 2006, Zidane announced that he would retire after the World Cup. 2006. Zidane played his 100th match for France on May 27, 2006 against Mexico.

In the second game of the 2006 World Cup against South Korea, Zidane received a yellow card at the end of the second half, which was his second in the tournament, which led to a suspension in the third match against Togo.

In the second round he played for Spain, scoring a goal and making another goal for France 3-1. In the quarter-finals, France played for Brazil, and France won the title with a goal from Zidane. The game, and in the four-match against Portugal, Zidane scored a penalty from goalkeeper Ricardo to lead France to qualify for the World Cup final.

On July 9, Zidane played his second World Cup final, the last game of his career. He scored a penalty in the seventh minute and became one of four players to score goals at two different World Cup finals - Pele, Paul Brittner and Vava, After that goal, he became one of the top goalscorers in the World Cup final. He was the third goal, with Fava, Geoff Horst and Pele taking part. He was dismissed in the 110th minute due to a non-athletic move between him and Marco Materazzi. Despite this expulsion, Zidane was chosen World Cup Player of the Year.

Training

He started his training at Real Madrid in 2013 as assistant coach of Italian Carlo Ancelotti, helped to win the Champions League title in 2014, and in 2015 he trained Real Madrid Castilla. On January 4, 2016, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez announced the appointment of Frenchman Zein Zinedine Zidane was one of the most prominent legends of Real Madrid. "I would also like to thank Zidane for standing by the side," Perez said. The team is now, the man I trust "The emotion now dominates me at this moment, as it was before," Zidane said during a short speech at the conference. "I thank the club management for giving me the chance to coach the best club in the world, the best club and the best fans are here in Madrid. I will start from tomorrow," he said. , And I am confident that with the cooperation of all we will achieve titles with her Zidane has decided to appoint Santiago Solari, a former Real Madrid player, and his former teammate David Pettoni as his assistant in the training of the third-placed club in La Liga. The club announced on its official website Monday a conference in Paris after a day In the Spanish capital Madrid with almost certain expectations of the dismissal of Rafael Benitez and the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as his successor, and the press on Monday that Zinedine will take over from Tuesday morning exercises will be accompanied by Santiago Solari, who will be the assistant coach, Perez comes just one day after the Madrid team stumbled to a draw at Mestalla, a stalemate that put a lot of doubt on Benitez's end at the White Citadel. In the same season, Madrid won the Champions League after beating Atletico Madrid 5-3 The match ended 1-1 with the first player to win the Champions League as coach, coach and coach. [6] He also won the Champions League title in the 2016-2017 season and is the first coach to win the title with one team twice in a new edition.

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      Very good read, learnt alot! keep going

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