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Zinedine Zidane
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Personal information
Full name Zinedine Yazid Zidane
Date of birth 23 June 1972 (1972-06-23) (age 37)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1982–1983 US Saint-Henri
1983–1987 SO Septèmes-les-Vallons
1987–1988 Cannes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Cannes 61 (6)
1992–1996 Bordeaux 139 (28)
1996–2001 Juventus 151 (24)
2001–2006 Real Madrid 155 (37)
Total 506 (95)
National team
1994–2006 France 108 (31)
* .Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.^ Scores six goals in 61 league appearances.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Scores 28 goals in 139 league appearances during four seasons.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]


† Appearances (Goals).
.Zinedine Yazid Zidane (French pronunciation: [zinedin zidan]; born 23 June 1972) is a retired French World Cup-winning footballer.^ Zidane may retire after World Cup .
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Zidane boosts French World Cup bid .
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Zidane was the best player in this world-cup.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

.Widely regarded as one of the game's all-time greats, Zidane played for club teams in France, Italy and Spain, and was a member of the French national team.^ He is one of the greatest players of all times.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Herein lies the case of French National team captain, the great Zinedine Zidane.
  • Zidane Got What He Deserved as Italy Persevere to Lift Cup in Berlin - Referees 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC referees.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]
  • Dave Zirin: Why I Wear My Zidane Jersey 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

^ France national football team on Wikipedia .

.His career accomplishments include helping France win the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, in addition to winning the 2002 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid.^ France squad – 2002 FIFA World Cup .

^ Futbolistas Real Madrid Años 2000 .

^ Therefore we will win the world cup.
  • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane conjures up more magic 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.One of only two three-time FIFA World Player of the Year winners along with Ronaldo, Zidane was also named the European Footballer of the Year in 1998. He retired from professional football after being ejected from the 2006 World Cup (in the final) for headbutting Italy's Marco Materazzi after the latter was alleged to have made highly-offensive comments about Zidane's family.^ Is the World Cup about soccer or is it about fighting?
  • The Volokh Conspiracy - Zidane's Meltdown: 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC volokh.com [Source type: Original source]

^ February: Wins FIFA 1998 World Player of the Year award.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Zidane may retire after World Cup .
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

Club career

Zidane playing for Real Madrid in 2005
.Zidane joined the junior team of US Saint-Henri, a local club in the La Castellane district of Marseille.^ Zidane got his start in football at a young age when he joined the junior team of US Saint-Henri, his local club in the La Castellane district of Marseille.

^ Zidane He joined the junior team of US Saint-Henri, a local club in the La Castellane district of Marseille.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'I am first of all from La Castellane and Marseille,' he began, hesitantly.
  • Interview: Zinedine Zidane | Football | The Observer 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

.At the age of 14, he participated in the first-year junior selection for the league championship, where he caught the attention of AS Cannes scout Jean Varraud.^ At the age of 14, Zidane left Septemes and participated in the first year junior selection for the league championship, where Jean Varraud, AS Cannes' recruiter, took notice of him.

^ FIFA World Cup™ Germany 2006 player's profile Zinedine Zidane’s career began in the backstreets of Marseilles where, at the age of 14, this son of Algerian immigrants was spotted by a talent scout and offered a place at the academy of AS Cannes.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood gives you all the dos and don'ts of a first...
  • Zinedine Zidane's Classic Soccer Move | SPIKE 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.He went to Cannes for a six-week stay, but ended up remaining at the club for four years to play at the professional level.^ He went to Cannes for a six-week stay, but ended up remaining at the club for four years to play at the professional level.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the club level, Ronaldinho plays attack.
  • Zidane "The King Of The World" - Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Zidane went to Cannes for what was intended to be a six-week stay, but remained at the club for four years to play with professionals.

.Zidane played his first Ligue 1 match at seventeen, and scored his first goal on 8 February 1991, for which he received a car as a gift from the team president.^ Zidane scores in final home match .
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Zidane will play in charity match .
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ I think Fernando Torres is the best footballer in the world because he is a team player he scores goals but also sets them up for other players.
  • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

.His first season with Cannes culminated in a UEFA Cup berth.^ Before long, Zidane was playing a starring role for Les Girondins and enjoyed his first taste of success during the 1995/96 season when Bordeaux reached the UEFA Cup Final.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

.Zidane was transferred to Girondins de Bordeaux for €7 million[1] in the 1992–93 season, winning the 1995 Intertoto Cup and finishing runner-up in the 1995–96 UEFA Cup in four years with the club.^ UEFA Cup runner-up with Bordeaux.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Before long, Zidane was playing a starring role for Les Girondins and enjoyed his first taste of success during the 1995/96 season when Bordeaux reached the UEFA Cup Final.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Zidane should have been holding the World Cup that night and La France should have been celebrating another world cup win just like in 1998.

.He played a set of midfield combinations with Bixente Lizarazu and Christophe Dugarry, which would become the trademark of both Bordeaux and the 1998 French national team.^ Zidane quits French national team .
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ To others across the pond, Zinedine Zidane, lovingly called Zizou is a football legend helping the French National Team capture their first Worldcup title in 1998 and the Euro in 2000.
  • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.blogto.com [Source type: General]

^ I support gerrard because he play for my favor team liverpool gerrard is skillfull and also never gives up and has loads of energy Best midfielder 4 me S Gerrard amazing player!!!
  • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

In 1995, Blackburn Rovers coach Ray Harford had expressed interest in signing both Zidane and Dugarry, to which team owner Jack Walker reportedly replied, "Why do you want to sign Zidane when we have Tim Sherwood?"[2]
.In 1996, Zidane moved to Champions League winners Juventus for a fee of £3.2 million even though he wanted to become a Rossoneri.^ World Cup winner, European Championship winner, Champions League, Serie A, La Liga, he’s won the lot, always at the heart of his team leading the way.

^ July: Becomes the world's most expensive player as he moves from Juventus to Real Madrid for up to $66 million.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Having helped Bordeaux to the final of the 1996 UEFA Cup, Zidane joined Juventus FC. Two Serie A titles followed, but defeat in two UEFA Champions League finals - against BV Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid CF - marked a disappointing return for his six seasons in Turin.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

.Despite waiting for Milan, they were not forthcoming in an offer for him, so he joined Juventus and won the 1996–97 Scudetto and the Intercontinental Cup, but lost the 1997 UEFA Champions League final 3–1 to Borussia Dortmund.^ May: Plays for Juventus in 3-1 defeat by Borussia Dortmund in final of Champions League in Munich.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ World Cup winner, European Championship winner, Champions League, Serie A, La Liga, he’s won the lot, always at the heart of his team leading the way.

^ Having helped Bordeaux to the final of the 1996 UEFA Cup, Zidane joined Juventus FC. Two Serie A titles followed, but defeat in two UEFA Champions League finals - against BV Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid CF - marked a disappointing return for his six seasons in Turin.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

.He netted seven goals in 32 matches to help Juventus retain the Scudetto the next season and make their third consecutive UEFA Champions League final appearance, losing 1-0 to Real Madrid which would be his next destination.^ Real Madrid finally won 2-1.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]

^ Juventus 2:0 Real Madrid aet .
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ May: Plays for Juventus in 1-0 defeat by Real Madrid in final of Champions League in Amsterdam.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

.Juventus were runners-up in 2000–01, but were eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League, during which Zidane was sent off for headbutting Hamburger SV player Jochen Kientz.^ Now, Zidane: you headbutted Mazeratti, you got caught, you got sent off.
  • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane exits the stage with a walk of shame 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Zidane Zinedine Zidane In the Uefa Champions League final in 2002 the Spanish team Real Madrid played against the revelation of that season, Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]

^ To many, Zidane is known as the guy that headbutted the Italian player Materazzi at the 2006 FIFA Worldcup finals, ending his career with a red card.
  • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.blogto.com [Source type: General]

.In 2001, Zidane joined Real Madrid for a then world record fee of €75 million[3] and signed a four-year contract.^ Zidane returns to Real Madrid side .
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ It roughly doubles the previous world-record transfer of $65 million, set 7½ years ago when Zinedine Zidane left Juventus for Real Madrid.
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini has been unveiled at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium as the new coach of Spanish giants Real Madrid, signing a two-year deal with the side.
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.He scored the match-winning goal, a thunderous volley hit with his weaker foot, in Madrid's 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final completing this personal quadruple.^ He finally broke his European duck by scoring a sublime volleyed winner to help Madrid win the 2001/02 Champions League final against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Zidane Zinedine Zidane In the Uefa Champions League final in 2002 the Spanish team Real Madrid played against the revelation of that season, Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]

^ Zidane scores in final home match .
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.The next season, Zidane helped Real Madrid to win the Spanish league title and was named the FIFA World Player of the Year for the third time.^ February: Wins FIFA 1998 World Player of the Year award.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Ronaldo will win world player of the year!
  • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Zidane returns to Real Madrid side .
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.In 2004, fans voted him atop UEFA's fiftieth-anniversary Golden Jubilee Poll, and he was included in the FIFA 100.^ Having previously won both the European and World Footballer of the Year awards, Zidane was voted the No1 European player of the past 50 years in UEFA's Jubilee poll.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ April: Named top European Player of the last 50 years in a public poll to mark UEFA's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Zinedine Zidane of France has been voted the best European footballer of the last 50 years by fans, UEFA said at a Golden Jubilee ceremony on Thursday.
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.Despite scoring his first-ever hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Sevilla, Zidane's final season of club football ended trophyless.^ January: One bright spot in an otherwise poor season when he scores his first hat-trick in 4-2 win over Sevilla.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Zidane Zinedine Zidane In the Uefa Champions League final in 2002 the Spanish team Real Madrid played against the revelation of that season, Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]

^ To many, Zidane is known as the guy that headbutted the Italian player Materazzi at the 2006 FIFA Worldcup finals, ending his career with a red card.
  • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.blogto.com [Source type: General]

.On 7 May 2006, Zidane, who had announced his plans to retire after the 2006 World Cup,[4] played his last home match and scored in a 3-3 draw with Villarreal CF.^ World Cup 2006 .
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]
  • Almost done - France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC france.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]
  • Zinedine Zidane Wins 2006 World Cup Golden Ball - World Cup Blog 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]
  • I Was Wearing My Zidane Jersey Last Night For Kicks…. - Italy 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC italy.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]

^ Zidane esp when playing for the world cup finals.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Zidane was the best player in this world-cup.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

The squad wore commemorative jerseys with "ZIDANE 2001–2006" below the club logo.

International career

A Zidane football jersey, number 10 for France
.Both France and Algeria consider Zidane a citizen, but he was ineligible to play for the Algerian national team.^ I never saw Zidane play in national team like that !
  • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane conjures up more magic 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I consider Garmany and France the best Team .
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Zidane Zinedine Zidane In the Uefa Champions League final in 2002 the Spanish team Real Madrid played against the revelation of that season, Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]

.His uncle Djamel Zidane represented Algeria at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups.^ Zidane was the best player in this world-cup.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Zidane's World Cup Head-butt .
  • Zinedine Zidane's Classic Soccer Move | SPIKE 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Zidane zidane It's the World Cup final.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]

.There was a rumor that coach Abdelhamid Kermali denied Zinedine a position for the Algerian squad because he felt the young midfielder was not fast enough.^ Paddy O. ( mail ): They deny using the replay because as the French coach said using replays to determine any calls is against the rules.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy - Zidane's Meltdown: 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC volokh.com [Source type: Original source]

[5] .However, Zidane dismissed the rumor in a 2005 interview, saying that he would have been ineligible to play for Algeria because he had already played for France.^ I am not saying that France would have won.
  • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane exits the stage with a walk of shame 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ However, I have followed it closely enough to know that Zidane would not displace Platini.
  • Zidane and Materazzi: Beavis and Butthead - Blogcritics Sports 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

^ Zico the only one zidane, no one ever will do what he does, the way he played how he paused when ever he was running he's defeintly a harry potter zidane born great because....
  • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

[6]
.He earned his first cap with France as a substitute in a friendly against the Czech Republic on 17 August 1994, which ended in a 2-2 draw after Zidane scored twice to help France erase a 2-0 deficit.^ August: Makes France debut versus Czech Republic.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Zidane played his first Ligue 1 match at seventeen, and scored his first goal on 8 February 1991, for which he received a car as a gift from the team president.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Offered his first cap in 1994, the international debut of the kid from Marseilles could scarcely have been more emphatic: After coming on with les Bleus trailing the Czech Republic 2-0, the gifted Zizou turned the course of the match single-handedly by scoring twice.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

.After Éric Cantona was handed a year-long suspension in January 1995 for assaulting a fan, Zidane took over the playmaker position.^ Baghdad's glory of thousands years was destroyed within days , but for Zidane it took only a desperate moment.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

.France were eliminated in the Euro 96 semi-finals in a penalty shootout by the Czech Republic after the match ended 0-0 in extra time.^ A. There were 10 minutes of extra time left, France was attacking the goal with regularity.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ June: Scores an injury-time free kick and penalty as France stage an astonishing comeback to beat England 2-1 at Euro 2004.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ He got France to the finals today defeating Portugal with a penalty shot.
  • Zidane "The King Of The World" - Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Zidane won the 1998 World Cup with France, scoring twice in the final against defending champions Brazil.^ Zidane esp when playing for the world cup finals.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Zidane was the best player in this world-cup.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ The way he scored the hatrick for brazil against france was amazing.
  • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

.He finished with two goals as France then won Euro 2000, becoming the first team to hold both the World Cup and the European Championship since West Germany in 1974. A thigh injury prevented Zidane from playing in France's first two matches in the 2002 World Cup.^ Zidane's World Cup Head-butt .
  • Zinedine Zidane's Classic Soccer Move | SPIKE 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Zidane esp when playing for the world cup finals.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ NessunDorma - the best match in the World Cup was France-Brazil.
  • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane exits the stage with a walk of shame 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.He rushed back prematurely for the third game despite not being fully fit, but could not prevent France from being ignominiously eliminated in the group stage without scoring a single goal.^ He has scored 26 goals for France.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Italians could not even score a goal without Zidane, Henry with France.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ June: Scores an injury-time free kick and penalty as France stage an astonishing comeback to beat England 2-1 at Euro 2004.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

[7]
.After France were eliminated in the Euro 2004 quarter-finals by eventual winners Greece on 12 June 2004, Zidane retired from international football.^ ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France .
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Zinedine Zidane Euro 2004 .
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^ France beaten 1-0 by unheralded Greece in the quarter-finals.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

[8] .With the mass retirement of veteran key players such as Bixente Lizarazu, Marcel Desailly and others, France struggled to qualify for the 2006 World Cup.^ France squad – 2006 FIFA World Cup Runners-up .

^ Final Results World Cup 2006 .
  • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Marcel DESAILLY (France) 23 10.
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.However, at the urging of coach Raymond Domenech, Zidane came out of retirement and was immediately reinstated as team captain.^ However, so is French coach Domenech.
  • Zidane and Materazzi: Beavis and Butthead - Blogcritics Sports 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

^ Herein lies the case of French National team captain, the great Zinedine Zidane.
  • Zidane Got What He Deserved as Italy Persevere to Lift Cup in Berlin - Referees 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC referees.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]
  • Dave Zirin: Why I Wear My Zidane Jersey 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

^ Don't forget, as I pointed out, Raymond Domenech does not shut up about it either.
  • Zidane and Materazzi: Beavis and Butthead - Blogcritics Sports 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

[9] .He made his competitive return in a 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands on 3 September 2005, as France went on to win their qualifying group.^ October: France qualify for the World Cup with 4-0 win over Cyprus, Zidane opens the scoring.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ Winning the WC in his last game of his life would have made him god of soccer in France.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying Zidane was back to his best as France won Group 1 at a stroll, appearing in seven games and scoring three times, including the winning goal against Israel in Palermo.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

[10]
.On 27 May 2006, Zidane earned his hundredth cap for France in a 1-0 friendly win over Mexico, becoming France's fourth player ever to reach this milestone, after Marcel Desailly, Didier Deschamps and Lilian Thuram.^ Marcel DESAILLY (France) 23 10.
  • FIFA Awards 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.rsssf.com [Source type: News]

^ Lilian Thuram (France) 41.
  • Top 100 Greatest Footballers Of All Time - VocalSports 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.vocalsports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Didier Deschamps (France) 40.
  • Top 100 Greatest Footballers Of All Time - VocalSports 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.vocalsports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He was substituted early in the second half.^ Scores two goals in 17 minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

[11]

2006 World Cup

Zidane during the 2006 World Cup Final
.After being suspended on yellow cards from the final match of the group stage,[12] Zidane set up a goal for Patrick Vieira and scored one himself in the 91st minute of the second round match against Spain.^ Also the goal that he scored against Arsenal was fly.
  • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ He scores 2o% of barca's goals and sets up the rest.
  • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ To many, Zidane is known as the guy that headbutted the Italian player Materazzi at the 2006 FIFA Worldcup finals, ending his career with a red card.
  • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.blogto.com [Source type: General]

.As France held Brazil to just one shot on goal in the rematch of the 1998 final, Zidane's free kick led to Thierry Henry's deciding goal, sealing a 1-0 win.^ Thierry HENRY (France) 552 3.
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^ But Zidane did his job for France, he was the one who got the France upto the final.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Thierry HENRY (France) 172 5.
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.Zidane was named Man of the Match by FIFA.[13] Before the final match, Zidane was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the competition.^ Bangkok/tha zidane named best player of the tournament.
  • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane exits the stage with a walk of shame 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ WC 2006 Golden Ball for Zidane .
  • What did Materazzi say to Zidane? - BanglaCricket Forum 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.banglacricket.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Zidane was the best player in this world-cup.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

[14]
.By scoring a 7th minute penalty in the final, Zidane became only the fourth player in World Cup history to score in two different finals, along with Pelé, Paul Breitner, and Vavá, in addition to being tied for first place with Vavá, Pelé and Geoff Hurst with three World Cup final goals apiece.^ Zidane esp when playing for the world cup finals.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Zidane was the best player in this world-cup.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Results World Cup 2006 .
  • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Zidane was sent off in extra time after headbutting Marco Materazzi following verbal taunts and insults from the Italian player, and so did not participate in the penalty shootout, which Italy won 5–3.[15][16] Despite the incident, Zidane was allowed to keep the Golden Ball award.^ WC 2006 Golden Ball for Zidane .
  • What did Materazzi say to Zidane? - BanglaCricket Forum 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.banglacricket.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Italians won the Cup on penalties!
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ If Zidane headbutted the Italian for racist harassment, I’m glad he did.

[14] .In 2010, Zidane said that he "would rather die" than apologise to Materazzi for the headbutt in the final.^ I was dissapointed that Zidane decided to headbutt Materazzi.

^ To many, Zidane is known as the guy that headbutted the Italian player Materazzi at the 2006 FIFA Worldcup finals, ending his career with a red card.
  • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.blogto.com [Source type: General]

^ Zidane Headbutt [ rate ] The infamous Zidane's headbutt in the France v Italy match at the World Cup Finals Germany 2006.
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[17]

Post-retirement

.On 1 June 2009, Zidane was announced as the Advisor to the President as Florentino Perez was named President of Real Madrid for the second time.^ Zidane Zinedine Zidane In the Uefa Champions League final in 2002 the Spanish team Real Madrid played against the revelation of that season, Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]

^ Qui : Real Madrid - Zinedine Zidane Quoi : Sportif Envoyer un ami .
  • Zinedine Zidane 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC enooorme.com [Source type: General]

^ Qui : Real Madrid - Youri Djorkaeff - Zinedine Zidane Quoi : Politique Envoyer un ami .
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.He also regularly plays for Real Madrid Veterans team.^ Zidane Zinedine Zidane In the Uefa Champions League final in 2002 the Spanish team Real Madrid played against the revelation of that season, Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]

^ Vanderlei Luxemburgo made a spectacular debut as coach of Real Madrid on Wednesday, leading his team to a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad in less than seven minutes.
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Spanish champions Real Madrid dominate UEFA's team of the year, voted for by users of the European governing body's Web site.
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[18] He along with Jorge Valdano, General Director, and Miguel Pardeza, Sporting Director, will be the key decision makers on the sporting side of the club.

Charity activities

Zidane during an appearance for the Danone Nations Cup
.On 24 February 2007, before a crowd of 10,000 fans at a match in northern Thailand for the Keuydaroon children's AIDS charity, Zidane scored the first goal and set up the second for a Malaysian teammate as the match ended 2-2. The event raised ฿260,000 ($7,750).^ Zidane scores in final home match .
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Zidane will play in charity match .
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ February 10th, 2009 @ 10:24 am .
  • Footytube.com – Latest Football Video Highlights | Zidane In My Memory 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footytube.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This money paid for the building of two schools and 16 three-bedroom houses.[19]
.On 19 November 2007, Zidane took part in the fifth annual Match Against Poverty in Málaga, Spain, which also ended in a 2-2 draw; he went scoreless but set up his team’s second goal.^ Zidane played his first Ligue 1 match at seventeen, and scored his first goal on 8 February 1991, for which he received a car as a gift from the team president.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He went to Cannes for a six-week stay, but ended up remaining at the club for four years to play at the professional level.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Five years ago with Juventus, Zidane head-butted an opponent in a Champions League match against Hamburger SV after being tackled from behind.

.He and former Real Madrid teammate Ronaldo, who collaborated in conceiving the yearly event to benefit the United Nations Development Programme, regularly captain their respective teams consisting of active footballers, other professional athletes and celebrities.^ To others across the pond, Zinedine Zidane, lovingly called Zizou is a football legend helping the French National Team capture their first Worldcup title in 1998 and the Euro in 2000.
  • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.blogto.com [Source type: General]

^ Vanderlei Luxemburgo made a spectacular debut as coach of Real Madrid on Wednesday, leading his team to a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad in less than seven minutes.
  • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Herein lies the case of French National team captain, the great Zinedine Zidane.
  • Dave Zirin: Why I Wear My Zidane Jersey 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

Zidane, a U.N. goodwill ambassador since 2001, stated before the game that “everyone can do something to make the world a better place.”[20]
In June and July 2009, Zidane toured across Canada with stops in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. .Although billed as Zidane and "Friends", the likes of which included Fabian Barthez and Samuel Eto'o, the exhibition matches featured local players.^ But its not fair to blame Zidane(eventhough such a graet player should not react like this)only.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Joel B. ( mail ): This Zidane, seems like a soccer player I could like, instead of taking a flop, he dishes out a headbutt.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy - Zidane's Meltdown: 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC volokh.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think Samuel Eto'o is da best is the player in the World right now sanuel eto'o is the best player in the world because he's got every thing that a good player has Samuel Eto'o is the BEST PLAYER WORLD IN THE WORLD right now.
  • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

Tournament organisers cited lack of sponsorship and support from the Canadian Soccer Association for the disorganized rosters. Some proceeds were given to Unicef.

Honours, and appointments

.In 2004, Forbes magazine named him the 42nd-highest paid athlete in the world, with earnings of US$15.8 million a year.^ Aug 21, 2007 at 10:12 pm I should mention that Zidane was named World Player of the year three times: In 1998 and 2000 when he played for Juventus - Italian fans know him very well.
  • Zidane and Materazzi: Beavis and Butthead - Blogcritics Sports 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

^ Then, in the summer of 2000, France underlined their supremacy by winning the European Championship, prompting the world’s national team coaches to again, after 1998, name him FIFA World Player of the Year.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ BBC's UEFA EURO 2004 player's profile Zinedine Zidane has been named Fifa's World Player of the Year three times and continues to live up to his billing as the world's best midfielder .
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

[21] .In November 2006, Zidane toured Bangladesh as the guest of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.^ Zinedine Zidane, the winner of the FIFA 2006 Golden Ball Award, shall be remembered for his great skill, his calm (which he unfortunately lost, yesterday) and his courage.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by Muhammad Ali @ 7/10/2006 4:58 PM # re: Football: Did Zidane let down his team?
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Mehrab Dhaka,Bangladesh Posted by Mehrab Shahriar @ 7/10/2006 2:54 PM # re: Football: Did Zidane let down his team?
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He also visited the Algerian birthplace of his parents, and met personally with president Abdel Aziz Bouteflika.[22]
.Filmmakers Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon filmed a documentary Zidane, which follows Zidane during an entire match, filmed with 17 cameras.^ From a distance it is your everyday match, but this day, filmmakers Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno trains 17 cameras onto Zidane, recording each and every one of his motions and emotions.
  • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.blogto.com [Source type: General]

^ With the debut of the Zidane film approaching, Gary Younge , again in the Guardian, learns of filmmaker Douglas Gordon ’s affection for Albert Camus and of the relationship between existentialism and the Zidane oeuvre .
  • ‘Clases de baile’ | Zidane’s dance class takes final turn : The Global Game 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.theglobalgame.com [Source type: News]

^ Before he had even turned 17, Zidane broke through into the Cannes first team and during the 1990/91 season, he was already a part of the established eleven that failed to beat the drop at the end of the following campaign.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

The documentary was part of the 2009 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.[23]

Sponsorships

.Zidane has had endorsements with many companies, including: Adidas, Lego, France Telecom, Orange, Audi, Volvic and Christian Dior.^ Reduced by injury to just one appearance at Korea/Japan, many blamed Zidane's absence for France's poor showing.
  • ZIDANE (Zinedine Yazid Zidane) - Retired football (soccer) player from France 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC footballdatabase.com [Source type: News]

^ I have been in France many times and I know how people with zidane's heritage are very often treated.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

^ I rate Zidane as a player in the same calibre as Platini many french would dis agree with me when I say that Zidane would be a bigger legend in France than the great Platini.
  • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

.These sponsorship deals earned him €8.6 million on top of his €6.4 million Real Madrid salary in his final season, making him the sixth-highest paid footballer.^ He is a good footballer - whether a season in League 1 will make him I'm not sure.
  • Dean Wilkins compares Morgan Schneiderlin to Zinedine Zidane (From Daily Echo) 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.dailyecho.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I used to work in football statistics- For me, this makes him Kasparov of football.
  • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane conjures up more magic 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Le Real Madrid payerait 55 millions d'euros pour Ribéry .
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[24][25]

Personal life

Zidane's parents house in the village of Aguemoune Ath Slimane in Kabylie.
.Zidane's parents, Ismail and Malika, both Muslims of Kabyle descent although Zidane describes himself as 'a non-practising Muslim'.[26] His parents emigrated to Paris from Algeria in 1953 from the village of Aguemone in the Kabylie region of Algeria.^ Zidane is reported to have described himself as a “non-practicing Muslim.” That of course is a personal choice that I can only respect.
  • Home / Headlines / The One Man Zidane Could Not Conquer - Media Monitors Network (MMN) 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC usa.mediamonitors.net [Source type: General]

^ By calvin ash 1151928368 Reply Spam [+0] Moderate Up Moderate Down Remove 1724736 0 HE IS NOT ARABIC The man is originally from the Kabyle region of Algeria.
  • Zidane "The King Of The World" - Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They moved to Marseille a few years later, where Zidane was born.^ Zidane was born and raised in Marseille.
  • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane conjures up more magic 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Zinedine Zidane, born 1972 June 23 at 1200PM, Marseille, France (43N18 5E24 1E) House System: koch .
  • StarBios Report for Zinedine Zidane 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.adze.com [Source type: General]

^ Two years later, Zidane did it again, leading France to European Nations Cup glory, a campaign that saw him produce a string of spellbinding performances.
  • Home / Headlines / The One Man Zidane Could Not Conquer - Media Monitors Network (MMN) 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC usa.mediamonitors.net [Source type: General]

[27]
.Zidane met his wife, Véronique, while playing for Cannes in the 1988-89 season.^ Zidane’s graceful movement has stayed a theme through his playing career with Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus and Madrid.
  • ‘Clases de baile’ | Zidane’s dance class takes final turn : The Global Game 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.theglobalgame.com [Source type: News]

.They have four sons: Enzo, Luca,[28] Theo,[29] and Elyaz.^ His wife is Véronique, he's got 4 kids (Luca, Théo, Enzo et Elyaz).
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.Luca and Theo are both members of the Real Madrid Infantil B Team.^ Go real madrid the best team ever - dalal kuwait Zidane is the best player in the world and can do tons of tricks and school people up!!!
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^ Zidane Zinedine Zidane In the Uefa Champions League final in 2002 the Spanish team Real Madrid played against the revelation of that season, Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Zidane | Football Videos aka Soccer Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footballclips.net [Source type: General]

^ La Liga titles in a row with both Barca and Real Madrid surely made him surpassed Zinedine Zidane.
  • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

Statistics

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Europe Total
1988-89 Cannes Division 1 2 0 - - 2 0
1989-90 0 0 - - 0 0
1990-91 28 1 - - 28 1
1991-92 31 5 - 4 0 35 5
1992-93 Girondins Bordeaux Division 1 35 10 - - 35 10
1993-94 34 6 - 6 2 40 8
1994-95 37 6 3 2 4 1 44 9
1995-96 33 6 14 3 8 1 55 10
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1996-97 Juventus Serie A 29 5 9 1 10 2 48 8
1997-98 32 7 5 1 11 3 48 11
1998-99 25 2 6 0 10 0 41 2
1999-00 32 4 4 0 4 0 40 4
2000-01 33 6 2 0 4 0 39 6
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2001-02 Real Madrid La Liga 31 7 9 1 9 3 49 11
2002-03 33 9 1 0 14 3 49 12
2003-04 33 6 7 1 10 3 50 10
2004-05 29 6 0 0 10 0 39 6
2005-06 29 9 5 0 4 0 38 9
Total France 200 34 17 5 22 4 239 43
Italy 151 24 26 2 39 5 216 31
Spain 155 37 23 2 47 9 224 48
Career Total 506 95 66 9 118 18 679 122

Honours

Bordeaux

Juventus

Real Madrid

International

Individual

Ballon d'Or awarded to Zidane in 1998

Orders

See also

  • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

Notes and references

  1. ^ Zinedine Zidane Karriereende transfermarkt.de
  2. ^ The Ones That Got Away...Zidane - VitalFootball.co.uk, 2006
  3. ^ "Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2002". Juventus FC. 2002-10-28. http://www.juventus.com/site/filesite/finance/bilanci_relazioni/28_ott_2002_eng_.pdf. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  4. ^ "Zidane to retire after FIFA World Cup". Reuters. 25 April 2006. http://www.fifa.com/en/news/feature/0,1451,117237,00.html. Retrieved 11 July 2006. 
  5. ^ The scarred French messiah
  6. ^ Le Buteur magazine 7 May 2005
  7. ^ Brewin, John (12 June 2002). "Arrogant approach finishes favourites". ESPNsoccernet. http://worldcup.espnsoccernet.com/story?id=216185. Retrieved 11 July 2006. 
  8. ^ "Zidane quits French national team". CNN International. 12 August 2004. http://edition.cnn.com/2004/SPORT/football/08/12/zidane.retirement/. Retrieved 11 July 2006. 
  9. ^ "Zidane & Makélélé back for France". BBC Sport. 3 August 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/internationals/4743069.stm. Retrieved 11 July 2006. 
  10. ^ "France 3-0 Faroe Islands: Cisse double strike". ESPNsoccernet. 3 September 2005. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=178912. Retrieved 11 July 2006. 
  11. ^ Pugmire, Jerome (27 May 2006). "Malouda leads France past Mexico". Associated Press. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Soccer/WorldCup/Groups/G/2006/05/27/1601315-ap.html. Retrieved 11 July 2006. 
  12. ^ "FRANCE 1-1 KOREA REPUBLIC". FIFA. 18 June 2006. http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/060618/1/7ua2.html. Retrieved 11 July 2006. 
  13. ^ "Man of the Match: Stage 2". FIFA. 1 July 2006. http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/mom/s2.html. Retrieved 2 July 2006. 
  14. ^ a b "Zidane wins Golden Ball award". Reuters UK. 10 July 2006. http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldFootballNews&storyID=2006-07-10T101142Z_01_L10691436_RTRIDST_0_SPORT-SOCCER-WORLD-ZIDANE-AWARD-UPDATE-1.XML&pageNumber=0&imageid=&cap=&sz=13&WTModLoc=NewsArt-C1-ArticlePage2. Retrieved 13 July 2006. 
  15. ^ Zidane Sorry For Materazzi Headbutt, PeopleStar.co.uk Retrieved on 20 September 2008
  16. ^ "Materazzi admits to insulting Zidane". ESPN. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=373706&cc=5901. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  17. ^ "Zidane: I'd "rather die" than say sorry". ESPN. 2010-03-01. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/749212/ce/uk/?cc=5739&ver=global. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  18. ^ Real Madrid Board of Director Announcement
  19. ^ Zidane big fan of Celtic star Nakamura
  20. ^ United Nations Information Service Vienna (7 March 2001). "French Soccer Champion Zinédine Zidane to Be Appointed". Press release. http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/pressrels/2001/note126.html. Retrieved 20 July 2006. 
  21. ^ "The Best Paid Athletes". Forbes.com. 24 June 2004. http://www.forbes.com/2004/06/23/04athletesland.html. Retrieved 19 July 2006. 
  22. ^ "Bangladesh hails 'messiah' Zidane". BBC. 7 November 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6123718.stm. Retrieved 12 November 2006. 
  23. ^ Harrington, Rob (1 April 2009). "Dreams don't cost a thing". Independent Weekly. http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A355289. Retrieved 3 April 2009. 
  24. ^ Stehli, Jean-Sébastien; Anne Vidalie, Paul Miquel (8 June 2006). "Icône malgré lui" (in French). L'Express. http://www.lexpress.fr/mag/sports/dossier/mondial-2006/dossier.asp?ida=438679&p=3. Retrieved 11 July 2006. 
  25. ^ Berthold, Von Norbert (10 July 2006). "Warum verdienen Fußballspieler so viel Geld?" (in German). FAZ.net. http://www.faz.net/s/RubEC1ACFE1EE274C81BCD3621EF555C83C/Doc~E0DB6C733FD4B4271BB2DF785640AD9EA~ATpl~Ecommon~Scontent.html. Retrieved 11 July 2006. 
  26. ^ Interview: Zinedine Zidane | Football | The Observer
  27. ^ Zizou et les siens - nouvelobs.com (French)
  28. ^ Victor García (22 November 2007). "Mi papá es jugador del Real Madrid" (in Spanish). ElConfidencial.com. http://www.elconfidencial.com/cache/2007/11/19/63_jugador_madrid.html. Retrieved 12 January 2008. 
  29. ^ "Portada > Plantilla > Otras Categorías > Benjamín B" (in Spanish). RealMadrid.com. http://www.realmadrid.com/articulo/27083.htm. Retrieved 12 January 2008. 
  30. ^ Zinedine Zidane Football Profile | News | Pictures - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
  31. ^ "France honors World Cup winners - Government gives Legion of Honor to players, coaches". CNN/SI. 1 September 1998. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/world/news/1998/09/01/france_legionhonor. Retrieved 20 July 2006. 
  32. ^ "Décret du 24 juillet 1998 portant nomination à titre exceptionnel". JORF 1998 (170): 11376. 25 July 1998. PREX9801916D. http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/WAspad/UnTexteDeJorf?numjo=PREX9801916D. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  33. ^ "Décret du 31 décembre 2008 portant promotion et nomination". JORF 2009 (1): 15. 1 January 2009. PREX0828237D. http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/WAspad/UnTexteDeJorf?numjo=PREX0828237D. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Patrick Vieira
France captain
2005–2006
Succeeded by
Patrick Vieira

Quotes

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Zinedine Zidane
.Zinedine Zidane (born June 23, 1972, in Marseille, France) is a former French footballer who is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations.^ Zinedine ZIDANE (France) 148 4.
  • FIFA Awards 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.rsssf.com [Source type: News]

^ Zinedine Zidane est n Marseille le 23 juin 1972.
  • Zin�dine Zidane - Comme Au Cin�ma 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.commeaucinema.com [Source type: General]

^ Home / People / Sport Stars Zinedine Zidane was born on June 23, 1972.
  • Zinedine Zidane Biography, Pictures, Videos, Relationships - FamousWhy 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC people.famouswhy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.^ 'It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.'
    • Interview: Zinedine Zidane | Football | The Observer 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ 'My father is an Algerian, proud of who he is and I am proud that my father is Algerian.
    • Interview: Zinedine Zidane | Football | The Observer 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ But they must work hard first.
    • Interview: Zinedine Zidane | Football | The Observer 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .
    • Hussey, Andrew, "ZZ top", The Guardian, April 4, 2004.^ In his 2004 Observer profile , Andrew Hussey says that Zidane “sits delicately, like a girl, legs together, hands folded in his lap.” .
      • ‘Clases de baile’ | Zidane’s dance class takes final turn : The Global Game 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.theglobalgame.com [Source type: News]
      • ‘Clases de baile’ | Zidane’s dance class takes final turn : The Global Game 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.theglobalgame.com [Source type: News]

      ^ It was published on guardian.co.uk at 00.11 BST on Sunday 4 April 2004.
      • Interview: Zinedine Zidane | Football | The Observer 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

      .URL accessed on 2008-02-21.
  • It is always the one who reacts who is punished, never the one who provokes.^ Provacation should also be punished, not only the one who is provoked.
    • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But they must also punish the true guilty party, and the guilty party is the one who provokes.” .
    • Zidane says Italian insulted mother, sister - Soccer- nbcsports.msnbc.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC nbcsports.msnbc.com [Source type: News]

    ^ For those lucky ones who have never and will never face racism of any kind, you are blessed.
    • Zinedine Zidane Wins 2006 World Cup Golden Ball - World Cup Blog 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]

    .
  • I am a man before anything else.^ What did Materazzi say to Zidane?
    • What did Materazzi say to Zidane? - BanglaCricket Forum 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.banglacricket.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Agencies 2006-07-12 What riled Zidane?
    • The Age: national, world, business, entertainment, sport and technology news from Melbourne's leading newspaper. 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

    ^ He did not say mother and sister.
    • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane exits the stage with a walk of shame 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .
    • Quoted in Pierre Serisier, "Zidane says Materazzi insulted mother and sister," Reuters (2006-07-12)
  • I know what poverty is.^ Agencies 2006-07-12 What riled Zidane?
    • The Age: national, world, business, entertainment, sport and technology news from Melbourne's leading newspaper. 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: News]

    ^ He did not say mother and sister.
    • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane exits the stage with a walk of shame 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Sources in France say it is believed Materazzi insulted Zidane's family.
    • BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | Teams | France | Zidane blames Materazzi insults 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]

    I, too, lived in difficult places, where we didn't have everything. And today I want to help. .There are things in this world that are more important than football.^ The game of life is far more important than the world cup.
    • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Sometimes there is more to life than just football.
    • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane exits the stage with a walk of shame 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Football is loved worldwide, even in America, although there are sports that happen to be more popular.
    • Zidane Headbutt Painting | My[confined]Space 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.myconfinedspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Undated speech on behalf of the United Nations
    • "Goodwill Ambassadors: Zinédine Zidane".^ Zidane, a U.N. goodwill ambassador since 2001, [38] stated before the game that “everyone can do something to make the world a better place.” .

      ^ You may also want to see UN goodwill ambassador Zidane...
      • Zinedine Zidane - News, photos, topics, and quotes 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ In 2001, Zidane was appointed as the United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against poverty.

      undp.org. .United Nations Development Programme.^ But hey they will not to play again on the club, this time Zidane and Ronaldo will play together in an anti-poverty TV advert for the United Nations Development Programme.

      ^ Forty international football stars from teams across the world join UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) in support of Haiti, in the seventh annual Match Against Poverty, held this year in Lisbon, Portugal.
      • Zinedine Zidane - Sports - Road Runner 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.rr.com [Source type: General]

      ^ The game was organized by the United Nations Development Program ...
      • Zinedine Zidane Pictures - France Best Soccer Player | Zinedine Zidane Biography 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Retrieved on 2008-02-21.
  • I'm not a god, I'm just a footballer.^ His ability is magic He is just too good on the ball he is an insane footballer nobody can take the ball off him nor take a freekick like him, when it comes to football he is GOD!!
    • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ As far as the Zidane incident is concerned then, as someone said earlier, he is not a demi-god, he's just a man who happens to be a fantastic footballer and who has a short fuse.
    • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane exits the stage with a walk of shame 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

Zinedine Zidane

About Zinedine Zidane

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  • Zidane does some extraordinary things, it's true.^ At some level I respect that but I understand (as I am sure Zidane does) that others will naturally disagree with that.
    • altmuslim - Soccer Star Zinedine Zidane: A much needed head-butt 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.altmuslim.com [Source type: General]

    ^ His save, on all things, a Zidane header in overtime was extraordinary.
    • Who Is Marco Materazzi? And How Did He Get Zidane to Blow Up Like That? - World Cup ’06 Blog - NYTimes.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC worldcup.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But then it occurred to me that maybe some reporter said to him in English, "Is it true that you called Zidane 'a dirty terrorist,'" and he, perhaps not being familiar with English, replied as he did.
    • The Volokh Conspiracy - Zidane's Meltdown: 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC volokh.com [Source type: Original source]

    But you have to put everything in context. .What Zidane does with a ball, Maradona could do with an orange.^ Only the great Diego Maradona can be considered his equal, but even so, Zidane could head and pass the ball so well – making him far more complete.
    • Footytube.com – Latest Football Video Highlights | Zidane In My Memory 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.footytube.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ PDT BERLIN, Germany (AP) -- To the very end of his career, Zinedine Zidane could dictate the flow of play with rare skill and elegant control of the ball.
    • Zidane Sent Off in Extra Time for Headbutt 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

    .
    • Michel Platini, former French footballer, undated interview
    • "Platini: Zidane no match for Maradona", BBC Sport, BBC News, 1 July 2000.^ Sporting News, July 21, 2006 No results found.
      • Zinedine Zidane (French athlete) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

      ^ What this film is not - is a film of a football match, it is about Zidane.
      • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait [DVD] [2006]: Amazon.co.uk: David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, Darius Khondji, Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno, Hervé Schneid, Anna Vaney, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Victorien Vaney: DVD 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ I have admired many footballers and I do not say he was equal to Maradona or Pele (and they were both forwards anyway, Zidane was a midfielder).
      • Zinedine Zidane Wins 2006 World Cup Golden Ball - World Cup Blog 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]

      .URL accessed on 2008-02-21.
  • I think it was really a difficult situation for him.^ He is really focuses on football and I think that him and gerrard make a brilliant duo.
    • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ KIDDING. ;) But, in all seriousness, Materazzi is a jackass; and, further, if FIFA is *REALLY* serious about the “ Kick It Out ” schpill, I think they should sanction him.
    • Zinedine Zidane: Is He Hot or Not? | Twanna A. Hines @ FUNKYBROWNCHICK.com | sex. dating. relationships. 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC funkybrownchick.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .His career was ending in 10 minutes and I think trying to come to terms with that and at the same time win a World Cup was .^ Which team do you think is going to win the fifa world cup?
    • What did Marco Materazzi say to Zinedine Zidane that incensed him so much? - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Answers 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC uk.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The theme for this World Cup was to end racism.
    • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ However, the high point of his career was undoubtedly winning the World Cup.
    • IWC Ingenieur Edition Zinedine Zidane Mens Wristwatch Model: IW323403 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.gemnation.com [Source type: General]

    . . it would be just so difficult emotionally and he was probably on the edge without being provoked and then to be provoked probably was just too much for him. I can completely understand how difficult that would be. .I think he probably faced some shame, embarrassment, disappointment; but I also think he feels like the guy made some awful remarks and his action was warranted.^ I think player like henry, vieira, deserved some credit too because they been playing very well for the past years.
    • Zidane "The King Of The World" - Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And what a life achievement he made in Italy - singlehanded made one awful team like Napoli first in Italian championship.
    • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ I have a gut feeling that he was delibarately abuse and some outrageous comments were made which of course nobody in the media listened.
    • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

    .I don't think he wants the kids to see that, but I also don't think he regrets it.^ I don't think France deserved it as much as Italy to be honest and after Henry's despicable dive against Spain I certainly didn't want them to win.
    • Guardian Unlimited: World Cup 06: Zidane exits the stage with a walk of shame 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ I held his shirt but don’t you think it is a provocation to say that ‘if you want my shirt I will give it you afterwards’?”I replied to Zidane that I would prefer his sister, that is true.
    • Zinedine-ZidaneTag Archive for zinedine-zidane archive at The Postmen // A Sports Blog // Chicago, IL. 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.wearethepostmen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's a miracle," Kuja said sarcastically "Shut up I don't go for every girl I see" "Oh you don't well what do you want me to do?"
    • Anth's Final Fantasy Online Page-Fan Fic 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC users.stargate.net [Source type: Original source]

    .It's tough -- he's one of the top three players to play the game.^ One of only two three-time FIFA World Player of the Year winners ( Ronaldo the other), he also finished in the top three an additional three occasions, and was also named European Footballer of the Year in 1998.

    ^ I'm jealous of him is one of the best who had play the game but is not what your guys think!
    • Zidane "The King Of The World" - Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ One more thing: More than 13 players in the Italian National Team are under investigation for selling games for money, etc.
    • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

    .He's already won the European Cup, the World Cup and I think everyone, his teammates included, idolize him in his country, so I think he'll be quickly forgiven.^ Italy only won the cup, not World.
    • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The French, the newest footballing superpower, triumphed, becoming the first team to hold both the World Cup and European Championships since West Germany in 1974.
    • A Tribute To...Zinedine Zidane | Bleacher Report 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It was with Juventus that Zidane won titles, as Winner of the 1996 European Super Cup, the 1996 European/South American Cup, Winner of the 1997 League Super Cup, named 1997 and 1998 Italy Champion, and Finalist of the 1997 and 1998 Champions League.
    • Zinedine Zidane 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Steve Nash, NBA player currently playing for the Phoenix Suns, undated interview
    • "Footie, fame and Furtado", Vancouver Sun, canada.com, July 17, 2006, p.^ July 12, 2006, 12:17 pm .
      • ‘Zidane to Reveal All in Television Interview’ - World Cup ’06 Blog - NYTimes.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC worldcup.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

      ^ July 11, 2006, 10:17 AM .
      • What did Materazzi say to Zidane? - BanglaCricket Forum 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.banglacricket.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Region 2 encoding ( This DVD will not play on most DVD players sold in the US or Canada [Region 1].
      • Amazon.com: Zidane: a 21st Century Portrait [Region 2]: David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, Darius Khondji, Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno, Hervé Schneid, Anna Vaney, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Victorien Vaney: Movies & TV 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .1. URL accessed on 2008-02-21.
  • Zidane has won that award because of what he has done on the pitch - he was the best ...^ THE SOCCEROOS CUP SPOTLIGHT COMMENT MULTIMEDIA BLOGS YOUR SAY VIDEO PHOTOGALLERIES Disgraced Zidane scoops best player award .
    • The Sydney Morning Herald: national, world, business, entertainment, sport and technology news from Australia's leading newspaper. 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: News]

    ^ Despite the subsequent controversy over his offence in the final, Zidane was awarded the Golden Ball as "Best Player in the 2006 World Cup".

    ^ Individually, Zidane was awarded the World Player of the Year accolade yet again, becoming the second person to have won it three times, again, Ronaldo beat him to it.
    • A Tribute To...Zinedine Zidane | Bleacher Report 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

    .I have always admired Zidane ...^ Unfortunately I never recieved an offer, but I always had Bayern in my eyes and I have admired them”, declared theFrench football legend,Zidane.

    .In fact I have one of his shirts in my closet - we exchanged our shirts after a Juventus v Perugia game.^ I think “If you want my shirt, I will take it off and give it to you after the game.” was very witty.

    ^ Materazzi was holding Zidane's shirt and Zidane said "If you want my shirt you can have it after the game".
    • What did Materazzi say to Zidane? - BanglaCricket Forum 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.banglacricket.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer and subject of Zidane's infamous headbutt, talking about the latter's Golden Ball win.^ I was dissapointed that Zidane decided to headbutt Materazzi.

      ^ WC 2006 Golden Ball for Zidane .
      • What did Materazzi say to Zidane? - BanglaCricket Forum 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.banglacricket.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Zidane wins Golden Boot award .
      • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

      .(Source)
  • I really enjoy watching Zinedine Zidane.^ Qui : Real Madrid - Zinedine Zidane Quoi : Sportif Envoyer un ami .
    • Zinedine Zidane 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC enooorme.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I watched the match in the frankfurt main arena and was really shocked to see zidane sent off.
    • Football: Did Zidane let down his team? 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC o3.indiatimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Qui : Real Madrid - Youri Djorkaeff - Zinedine Zidane Quoi : Politique Envoyer un ami .
    • Zinedine Zidane 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC enooorme.com [Source type: General]

    His elegance of movement on the pitch and his skills are uncanny. .Apart from being an impressive player, he is also very humble and very likeable as a person.^ I think player like henry, vieira, deserved some credit too because they been playing very well for the past years.
    • Zidane "The King Of The World" - Video 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Well greatness is much more than physicial ablility, it is sportsmanship, being a good ambassador of the game is very much part of the player responsibility.
    • Zidane Got What He Deserved as Italy Persevere to Lift Cup in Berlin - Referees 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC referees.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The match starts, the game seems nervous, the teams cautious; it looks like the match with the U.S.A., it will end up being very similar.
    • Subclassed: 07/01/2006 - 08/01/2006 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC blog.pythonaro.com [Source type: General]

    A great man. .
    • Rivaldo, former Brazilian footballer currently playing for Bunyodkor.^ The current Best Footballer in the World is "Cristiano Ronaldo" Its simple and has already been said, No player both in Domestic and Champions League played to his perfomance.
      • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

      (Source)
    • .
  • If Zizou kept his temper, he would not be the genius that he is
    • Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault and Nissan on Zidane's loss of composure during the 2006 World Cup final.^ Zidane's World Cup Head-butt .
      • Zinedine Zidane's Classic Soccer Move | SPIKE 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Zidane may retire after World Cup .
      • Zinedine Zidane: News & Videos about Zinedine Zidane - CNN.com 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

      ^ World Cup 2006 .

      .(Source)
  • He dominates the ball, he is a walking spectacle and he plays as if he had silk gloves in each foot
    • Alfredo Di Stefano, former Argentian footballer.^ Alfredo di Stefano (Argentina) 23.
      • Top 100 Greatest Footballers Of All Time - VocalSports 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.vocalsports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Says Argentina’s Pablo Aimar: “When you are watching a Real Madrid game, it is worth spending an hour and a half in front of the television to watch Zidane make one cut with the ball.” Another Argentine and Real Madrid’s honorary chairman, Alfredo Di Stéfano, famously said that Zidane plays “as if he had silk gloves on each foot.” .
      • ‘Clases de baile’ | Zidane’s dance class takes final turn : The Global Game 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC www.theglobalgame.com [Source type: News]

      ^ But Cristiano Ronaldo currently is head and shoulders above the rest DIEGO ARMANDO MARADONA IS THE BEST EVER FOOTBALLER WHO WALKED ON EARTH. Magnificent skills with the ball, great vision of the play, extraordinary passes.
      • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

      .(Source)
  • Zidane is probably the best player there has been in the past 20 years ...^ Zidane is considered 1 of the best players of his era.
    • I Was Wearing My Zidane Jersey Last Night For Kicks…. - Italy 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC italy.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The best players in past football eras are probably 1) King Pele 2).
    • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ There's no doubt about it, ronaldo is best player of the year.
    • Best Footballer Soccer Player in the World ? @ SPORT.y2u.co.uk 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .France have recovered the best Zidane and they have progressively grown throughout this tournament.^ Zidane's first major tournament with France.
    • A Tribute To...Zinedine Zidane | Bleacher Report 6 January 2010 8:08 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

    ^ France started the tournament slowly and inconsistently (just like Zidane's play) and were almost eliminated but as it progressed the French press and public demanded more.
    • Zidane and Materazzi: Beavis and Butthead - Blogcritics Sports 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Suddenly, France found itself immersed in a beautiful dream that brought back the spirit of 1998; and once more, they had the genius of Zidane to thank for it.
    • Home / Headlines / The One Man Zidane Could Not Conquer - Media Monitors Network (MMN) 2 February 2010 10:27 UTC usa.mediamonitors.net [Source type: General]

Zinedine Zidane

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  • I came out of retirement not just to help qualification but also because this team has the players who can do something.
  • Even if you dream about it, hear about it, see it , want to do it, you tell yourself that its impossible, thats why in my life nothing is impossible - about scoring in a World Cup final

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Zinedine Zidane
Personal information
Full name Zinedine Yazid Zidane
Date of birth 23 June 1972 (1972-06-23) (age 38)
Place of birth    Marseille, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Youth clubs
1987-1988 Cannes
Senior clubs
Years Club
1988-1992
1992-1996
1996-2001
2001-2006
Cannes
Girondins Bordeaux
Juventus
Real Madrid
National team
1994-2006 France

Zinedine Yazid Zidane (born 23 June 1972, nicknamed Zizou, Yaz and ZZ) is a former France football player. He played for four European clubs and the French national team.

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Career

Zinedine Zidane played for several famous football clubs, like Juventus of Italy and Real Madrid of Spain. He led France to win the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 European Football Championship. In 2002 he also won the European Championship for Real Madrid, this was the ninth championship for Real Madrid. Zidane became World Footballer of the year three times. He led France to the 2006 world cup final and was arguably the best player in the tournament. He was one of the greatest players of his generation and his reputation was marred by the sending off against Italy in the 2006 world cup final.

Retirement

In 2006, Zidane announced that he would retire after the World Cup. Zidane was famous for headbutting Marco Materazzi at the 110th minute of the extra time at the Final game and was sent off with a red card; France eventually got second place. This incident was known to many as the Zidane headbutt.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
FranceLeague Coupe de France EuropeTotal
1988/89CannesDivision 12000-20
1989/900000-00
1990/9128100-281
1991/923150040355
1992/93Girondins BordeauxDivision 1351000-3510
1993/943460062408
1994/953763241449
1995/96336143815510
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
1996/97JuventusSerie A29591102488
1997/983271351135615
1998/9925260100412
1999/0032414540509
2000/013367240448
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
2001/02Real MadridLa Liga31791934911
2002/03339731435415
20018/043361141035413
2004/0529600100396
2005/06299155404814
CountryFrance 2003417522423943
Italy 15124491349524942
Spain 15537421347924459
Total 506951083111818732144

International career statistics

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France national team
YearAppsGoals
199422
199562
1996121
199781
1998155
199961
2000134
200182
200291
200373
200474
200552
2006103
Total10831

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Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 17, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on Zinedine Zidane, which are similar to those in the above article.








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