Zinedine Zidane

French footballer Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane is a retired French footballer who is widely regarded as one of the best players of all time. Zidane played as an attacking midfielder, and was the leading figure of a generation of French players that won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship. After a brief international retirement, he returned to the national team in 2005 and captained France to the 2006 World Cup Final where he won the Golden Ball as the tournament's most outstanding player.
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24 June 1972
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José Mourinho cuts chipper figure as crunch Valencia visit looms | Paul Wilson
Guardian (UK) - 16 days
Manchester United coach is all smiles ahead of a Champions League match that arrives with his side mired dismal form From the selection of personas available to him in times of alleged crisis, José Mourinho chose the sunny, upbeat one for the press conference ahead of the Champions League meeting with Valencia that could, theoretically, turn into his last game in charge. He wore white instead of black, the smile was on full beam, he helpfully held up his phone and pointed out the man from the Sun when a Spanish reporter asked whether Zinedine Zidane had really been in touch, and in response to another Iberian question about whether he was failing at Manchester United he made a joke about being on the same level as their beloved Atlético Madrid. Continue reading...
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Soccer: Real needs to banish doubts about new era in season opener
Reuters.com - 2 months
Life without Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane has got off to a rocky start for Real Madrid after losing the UEFA Super Cup to Atletico Madrid and they will be eager to smooth over those cracks in their opening La Liga game against Getafe on Sunday.
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Zinedine Zidane Steps Down as Real Madrid Manager
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane announced that he would leave the club effective immediately after one of the most successful three-year spells of any coach in the history of soccer.
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Zinedine Zidane grew tired of not being allowed to make decisions at Real Madrid - Daily Mail
Google News - 5 months
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Zinedine Zidane joins coaching greats with third straight Champions League win
CNN - 5 months
Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Liverpool gave Los Blancos and their coach Zinedine Zidane a third straight triumph in the Champions League.
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On Soccer: Zinedine Zidane Has the Wins at Real Madrid. Where Is the Praise?
NYTimes - 6 months
Zidane has compiled an outstanding résumé in his three seasons with Real, but he has not yet received the breathless acclaim that his more charismatic counterparts have.
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How well do you know El Clasico?
CNN - 10 months
If Real Madrid are to win La Liga this season, manager Zinedine Zidane needs to make history.
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'Sky's the limit' for Borussia Dortmund star Pulisic
CNN - about 1 year
The number 10 shirt in football carries with it a special kind of significance. The greats of the game -- Pele, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, and Lionel Messi to name but four -- have worn the iconic number and have literally carried their nations on their backs in the process.
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Is US tour key to Real Madrid's success?
CNN - about 1 year
The first time Zinedine Zidane met Antonio Pintus, the Frenchman ended the day dry heaving at the side of the pitch.
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Zinedine Zidane looks to add to coaching success with Real Madrid
LATimes - about 1 year
Less than three years ago, Zinedine Zidane was starting his coaching career after retiring as one of the most celebrated players in soccer history, taking over Real Madrid’s B team. Fast forward to 2017, and Zidane is on his way to becoming one of the most successful coaches in European soccer...
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Zidane back among the immortals - Sport24
Google News - over 1 year
Sport24 Zidane back among the immortals Sport24 Cardiff - Feted as one of the finest talents of his generation, Zinedine Zidane has made the transition to management so smoothly that he has already eclipsed some of the game's most hallowed names just 17 months into his spell as Real Madrid boss. Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European titleEyewitness News 'We were powerless to resist Real firepower'SuperSport Gianluigi Buffon and Juventus endure more regret as prize slips away againThe Guardian (blog) Financial Times -Firstpost -ESPN FC -New York Times all 4,085 news articles »
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Why Zinedine Zidane was the perfect man for Real Madrid
Fox News - over 1 year
He's the ultimate blend of the traditional Galactico aesthetic and blunt practicality.
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Zinedine Zidane Understands James Rodriguez Anger After Real Madrid Beat Leganes - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 1 year
Bleacher Report Zinedine Zidane Understands James Rodriguez Anger After Real Madrid Beat Leganes Bleacher Report Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane can "understand" James Rodriguez's angry reaction to being substituted during Los Blancos' 4-2 win over Leganes in La Liga on Wednesday, per Javier Martin for AS, and the Frenchman has shrugged off suggestions ... Daunting April could make or break Real Madridâs seasonFOXSports.com Real Madrid beat Leganes in Spanish league tieYahoo News Barca, Atletico in form, Zidane took risksESPN FC (blog) Daily Mail -Daily Star -beIN SPORTS USA -Metro all 312 news articles »
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Zinedine Zidane
  • 2016
    Age 44
    In 2016, in a study led by French newspaper Le Parisien, Zidane was named "best French player of all time".
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    On 4 May, Zidane led Real Madrid to a place in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final by beating Manchester City 1–0 on aggregate.
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    On 4 January 2016, Real Madrid announced the dismissal of manager Rafael Benítez and on the same day Zidane was appointed the new manager of the club on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
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    Zidane is currently the manager of Real Madrid, taking over the position in January 2016.
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  • 2014
    Age 42
    In June 2014, Real Madrid announced that Zidane will be the coach of Real Madrid's B team, Real Madrid Castilla.
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  • 2013
    Age 41
    In 2013, Zidane was appointed assistant coach to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid.
  • 2011
    Age 39
    When uefa.com asked players, journalists and their users to crown the best player in the UEFA Champions League of the past 20 years, in 2011, Zidane topped the poll ahead of Messi.
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    In July 2011, it was announced that he would become Real Madrid's new sporting director.
  • 2010
    Age 38
    In November 2010, Zidane was appointed as a special adviser to Real Madrid's first team in response to an appeal made by then-Real Madrid coach José Mourinho for the former Real midfielder to work more closely with the team.
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    On 6 June 2010, Zidane took part in the biennial charity event Soccer Aid.
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    After FIFA announced on 2 December 2010 that Qatar had won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Zidane stated that he was "very pleased" with the outcome.
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