Zinedine Zidane

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Zinedine Zidane
Zidane in Poznan.jpg
Personal information
Full name Zinedine Yazid Zidane
Date of birth 23 June 1972 (1972-06-23) (age 41)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Youth career
1987-1988 Cannes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988-1992
1992-1996
1996-2001
2001-2006
Cannes
Girondins Bordeaux
Juventus
Real Madrid
National team
1994-2006 France
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

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

Career[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

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 0 0 - 2 0
1989/90 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
1990/91 28 1 0 0 - 28 1
1991/92 31 5 0 0 4 0 35 5
1992/93 Girondins Bordeaux Division 1 35 10 0 0 - 35 10
1993/94 34 6 0 0 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 13 5 11 3 56 15
1998/99 25 2 6 0 10 0 41 2
1999/00 32 4 14 5 4 0 50 9
2000/01 33 6 7 2 4 0 44 8
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 7 3 14 3 54 15
20018/04 33 6 11 4 10 3 54 13
2004/05 29 6 0 0 10 0 39 6
2005/06 29 9 15 5 4 0 48 14
Country France 200 34 17 5 22 4 239 43
Italy 151 24 49 13 49 5 249 42
Spain 155 37 42 13 47 9 244 59
Total 506 95 108 31 118 18 732 144

International career statistics[change | edit source]

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France national team
Year Apps Goals
1994 2 2
1995 6 2
1996 12 1
1997 8 1
1998 15 5
1999 6 1
2000 13 4
2001 8 2
2002 9 1
2003 7 3
2004 7 4
2005 5 2
2006 10 3
Total 108 31

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