Zidane THE Real Player Of Soccer
In every sport, there are some famous athletes. Zindine Zidane is one of the most popular personalities on the planet. He is a finest and skilled player of soccer. His nickname is Zizou. He played for France. He is known for his elegance, vision, ball control and technique. He has done too much in his career of Football. Zidane started his career at Cannes before establishing himself as one the best players in the French Divison 1 at Bordeaux. He had superb upper body strength and awesome footwork skills that everyone appreciated. He played as midfielder position. He has given his contribution to soccer by playing for 4 European clubs and French International team. Now he is manager of Real Madrid.
About his Career
In 1989 Zidane joined Cannes and quickly became the focal point of the team’s offense. After that in 1992 he was transferred to Bordeaux. There in his first season with the team, He scored 10 career high goals. After two years later he was named best young footballer in France and he played his international debut match with two goals in 17 minutes against Czech Republic. In 1995 he secured a place in UEFA cup final for his bordeaux club. Zidane joined Real Madrid 2001 and then team won the champions league title and European super cup. The FIFA named Zidane World player of three times (1998, 2000, and 2003).
Facts about Zidane
- When someone is very at something, every wants them at any cost. The same happened with Zidane. As we know that Zidane is one of most skilled athlete. In 2001, Zidane was transferred to Real Madrid. The move was expected to happen, but what may have shocked many people is his transfer fee. The transfer fee, $81 million, was a record high at the time.
- In his career of Football career, Zidane has scored too many record making goals. In world cup 1998 final France was against Brazil, France won the and tournament by 3-0. Two of the three goals scored were let in by Zinedine Zidane.
- He has won titles like, Serie A footballer of the year, Ligue 1 Player of the Year and La Liga Best Foreign Player.
- In 2006, Zidane received the Golden Ball player of the tournament.
- Zidane is one of the most highest paid player.
Headbutt No Soccer Fan Will Never Ever Forget
In 2006 Final was going on between Italy and France. Materazzi and Zidane were on fire. When materazzi was pulling his shirt, Then Zidane told him that he can take it after the match is over. Reply of Materazzi was shocking, He said “I would prefer your whore sister.” After this Zidane gave a headbutt on his chest. France’s best player Zinedine Zidane was shown a red card after headbutting Italian midfielder Marco Materazzi in the chest.