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Zinedine Zidane


Celebrity attacking midfielder who began his profession at the early age of 14, led the People from france national group for over a decade and played golf club soccer for Juventus and True Madrid. He helped France earn the 1998 FIFA Globe Cup Championship, rating two goals in the ultimate match. He started his youth profession around Saint-Henri in 1982 and debut expertly for Cannes in 1989. He was kicked from the Globe Glass Finals in 2006 due to a harmful head-butt to Italian defender Marco Materazzi. He wedded Veronique Zidane in 1993 and he offers four kids: Enzo, Luca, Elyaz and Theo. He performed alongside another celebrity scorer, Thierry Henry, around the French national group.

Quick Facts

Full Name Zinedine Zidane
Date Of Birth June 23, 1972
Place Of Birth Marseille, France
Height 1.85 m
Weight 80 kg, 75 kg
Profession Soccer Player
Education CDES
Nationality Algerian, French, French
Spouse Véronique Zidane
Children Enzo Fernández, Luca Zidane, Elyaz Zidane Fernández, Théo Zidane
Parents Smail Zidane, Malika Zidane, Zinedine Zidane, Véronique Zidane
Siblings Lila Zidane, Farid Zidane, Nourredine Zidane, Madjid Zidane, Enzo Fernández, Théo Zidane, Elyaz Zidane Fernández
Awards Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, Laureus World Sports Award for Lifetime Achievement
Nominations Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year, Best Male Soccer Player ESPY Award, The Best FIFA Men's Coach
Star Sign Cancer

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1Led France to the 2006 World Cup after a win over Cyprus [October 2005]
2Is in Japan playing a tournament with his team Real Madrid [July 2005]
3Playing a friendly game against Cote d'Ivoire [August 2005]
4Met his wife when he played in Cannes, France. She was a dancer and he plays in Cannes soccer team.
5Son of Malika and Smail.
6Brother of Djamel, Nourredine, Farid and Lila.
7Was awarded the Golden Ball for being voted best player of the 2006 World Cup (10 July 2006).
8He received a red card and was sent off for head-butting Marco Materazzi in extra time of the 2006 FIFA world cup final against Italy, the game in which he announced would be his last before retirement. He claimed 'The Matrix' made disrespectful comments about his mother.
9On 26 April 2006 he officially announced his decision to retire after the World Cup in Germany. He will continue to live in Spain with his family.
10Apart from playing for Italian club Juventus July 1996 - July 2001 and Spanish club Real Madrid July 2001 - present, he also played for French clubs AS Cannes 1988-1992 and Bordeaux 1992-1996.
11Is of Berber-Algerian (Kabiyle) descent.
12French singer Pascal Obispo dedicated him his song "Zinedine".
13Was the captain of the French soccer team.
14Had hinted he would hang up his boots when his current contract ended at the close of the 2004/5 season, but he will remain at Real Madrid for an extra two years after reaching an agreement to extend his contract until June 2007. [19 February 2004]
15Joined Real Madrid after his record $U66 million transfer from Juventus in 2001.
16Comes from an Algerian family, born in a poor district of the Mediterranean port of Marseille. He is involved in charity work in France and North Africa.
17Wife Veronique is of Spanish origin.
18World Champion with France (1998), European Champion with France (2000). Winner of the Intercontinental Cup (1996, 2002), the UEFA Champions League (2002), and the UEFA Super Cup (1996, 2002).
19Best player in the world according to FIFA in 1998, 2000 and 2003. He also won the Golden Ball in 1998.
20Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
21Has four sons: Enzo (b. 24 March 1995), Luca (b. 13 May 1998), Théo (b. 18 May 2002) and Elyaz (b. 26 December 2005).
22National hero in France
23World and Europe Champion with French Soccer Team in July 1998 and July 2000



Football Cracks2010TV SeriesMentor
Astérix aux jeux olympiques2008Numérodis



Mes stars et moi2008grateful thanks



Sean Garnier vs. the World2016DocumentaryHimself
Sfide2016TV SeriesHimself
Foot et immigration, 100 ans d'histoire commune2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil2013TV MovieHimself
The Class of 922013DocumentaryHimself (as Zinedine Zidane)
Le grand journal de Canal+2005-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Evening Urgant2012TV SeriesHimself
Belmondo, itinéraire...2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Les stars se dépassent pour ELA2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Expect Amazing Qatar 2022 - Zinedine Zidane2010ShortHimself
Football's Greatest2010TV SeriesHimself
Soccer Aid2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Rest of the World Team
Cracks2010TV SeriesHimself
La chanson de l'année2009TV SeriesHimself
9 - Un chiffre, un homme2008Himself
Sport TV2008TV SeriesHimself
Paroles - Abbé Pierre2007Video documentaryHimself
Goal II: Living the Dream2007Himself
Substitute2006DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Anderson Cooper 360°2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 FIFA World Cup2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself - France
Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle2006DocumentaryHimself
Une équipe de rêve/Zidane's Dream Team2006DocumentaryHimself
La noche del 102005TV SeriesHimself
FIFPro World Player XI Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Goal! The Dream Begins2005Himself
Real, la película2005DocumentaryHimself
Partido por la esperanza2005TV MovieHimself
Vos Français de coeur2004TV MovieHimself
Vivement dimanche1999-2004TV SeriesHimself
2004 UEFA European Football Championship2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
BBC World News2003TV SeriesHimself
Gala FIFA2002TV MovieHimself
Live for Love United2002VideoHimself
2002 FIFA World Cup2002TV Mini-SeriesHimself - France
Exclusif2002TV SeriesHimself
À la Clairefontaine2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Les Enfoirés2001TV SeriesHimself
2000 UEFA European Football Championship2000TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Nulle part ailleurs1999TV SeriesHimself
Tapis rouge1999TV SeriesHimself
La case de l'oncle Doc1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Les yeux dans les Bleus1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
20 heures le journal1998TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Tout le monde en parle1998TV SeriesHimself
XVI FIFA World Cup 19981998TV Mini-SeriesHimself - France
Gomorron1998TV SeriesHimself
1996 UEFA European Football Championship1996TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Quickies, les questions brèves d'e-penser2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Nice and Easy2014Himself (uncredited)
50 años de2010TV SeriesHimself
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis'2009VideoHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Colors en sèrie2007TV SeriesHimself
Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac2006DocumentaryHimself
Legenden2006TV Series documentaryHimself
La fama y su séquito2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Les 40 ans de la 22004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Story of Football2002Video documentaryHimself - 1998 World Cup Final
The Treble1999Video documentaryHimself - Juventus v Man Utd

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1It doesn't matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.
2I have won many awards and I am very happy about this, but I am not the best player in the world.

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