Zinedine Yazid Zidane, the French football icon, is a name that reverberates in the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. With his breathtaking skills and mesmerizing style on the pitch, he has left an indelible mark on the beautiful game. From winning countless trophies to leading France to World Cup glory, Zizou’s career is filled with unforgettable moments that have etched him into history books. In this blog post, we will take you through the top 5 moments that define Zinedine Yazid Zidane’s career- prepare to be amazed!
Zizou’s Early Career
|Full name||Zinedine Yazid Zidane|
|Date of birth||23 June 1972|
|Place of birth||Marseille, France|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2013–2014||Real Madrid (assistant)|
|2014–2016||Real Madrid B|
Zinedine Yazid Zidane was born on 23 June 1972, in Marseille, France. He started playing football at the age of seven and joined the local club USM Alger. In 1981, he moved to Madrid to play for Real Madrid.
Zidane made his La Liga debut with Real Madrid in 1982 and scored a goal against Valencia. He helped Real Madrid win the 1983–84 league championship and the 1984–85 European Cup Winners’ Cup. That same year, he was named Spain’s Footballer of the Year.
In 1990–91 season, Zidane helped Real Madrid win both the Spanish League and Spanish Cup title. The following season, he led Madrid to its third consecutive European Cup title by defeating Bayer Leverkusen in the final. At international level, Zidane won Euro.
1992 with France and World Cup 1994 with France both times.
In 1996, Zidane retired from professional football after helping Real Madrid win its eleventh Champions League title. He later served as coach of French side Bordeaux for two seasons (2004-2006) and then took over as manager of Italian club Juventus in 2007. Zidane retired from coaching after guiding Juventus to consecutive Serie A titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.
Zidane was inducted into the World Soccer Hall of Fame in 2001 and was named as one of FIFA’s greatest living players in 2006. In 2010, he received an honorary
His Time at Juventus
Zinedine Yazid Zidane’s illustrious career at Juventus began in the summer of 2001. He joined the club from French side Marseille and made an instant impact. Zidane helped Juventus achieve a number of memorable results during his time at the club, including their victory in the 2003-04 Champions League. He also lifted the Serie A title twice with Juventus, in 2006 and 2007. In total, he scored 91 goals in 286 appearances for the Bianconeri. His time at Juventus was filled with success on and off the pitch.
His Time at Real Madrid
Zinedine Yazid Zidane was born on 23 June 1972, in the town of Béziers, France. He started his career at Cannes as a player-coach before signing with Real Madrid in 1991. Zidane spent most of his time with Real Madrid playing as a midfielder, but he is also known for his abilities as a goal scorer and coach. Some of the greatest moments in Zinedine Yazid Zidane’s career include winning the Champions League in 2002 and 2007, as well as leading France to the World Cup Final in 1998. He retired from professional football in August 2016 after leading Real Madrid to their tenth European Cup.
The 2006 World Cup
For France, the 2006 World Cup was a chance to redemption after their early elimination in the 2002 tournament. With a young and inexperienced team, Les Bleus pulled off an amazing run to make it to the final.
The first match of the tournament saw France take on Uruguay. The match was close throughout, but in the end, it was Uruguay who came out on top with a score of 1-0. This would be just the tip of the iceberg for France; they went on to win their next four matches by a combined score of 10-1.
The quarterfinals were where things started to get interesting. After beating Paraguay 4-1, France faced Italy in what many considered to be one of the best matches of the entire tournament. The match ended in a 0-0 draw, and it was decided by penalties. In the end, France won 4-3 shootout, marking their first World Cup victory since 1998.
In the semifinals, France took on Portugal who had already made it to the final against Germany. In what many considered one of the greatest semifinal matches ever played, both teams fought hard until finally in extra time Portugal took advantage and scored two goals to take home the trophy.
It was announced on July 13, 2006, that Zinedine Yazid Zidane would be retiring at the end of the season. His final game was a 2-0 victory over Bordeaux on September 28th. Zidane announced his retirement after the match via a press conference, stating that he wanted to spend more time with his family and newborn child.
Zidane began his career with Cannes in 1984, before joining Marseille in 1988. After winning two Ligue 1 titles and the French Cup with Marseille, he moved to Madrid in 1993 where he won three Champions League titles and two Spanish La Liga titles. With Madrid, Zidane also won the Intercontinental Cup and UEFA Super Cup. He finished his career with seven league title trophies, two Champions League crowns, five Spanish La Liga titles, three Intercontinental Cups, one FIFA Club World Cup title, and one Copa del Rey trophy.