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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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Zinedine Zidane Steps Down as Real Madrid Manager
Wall Street Journal - 18 days
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 - 18 days
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Zinedine Zidane joins coaching greats with third straight Champions League win
CNN - 21 days
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 - about 2 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 - 6 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 - 9 months
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 - 10 months
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 - 11 months
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 - about 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 - about 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 - about 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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Real return fires up Alonso, Ancelotti - SuperSport
Google News - over 1 year
SuperSport Real return fires up Alonso, Ancelotti SuperSport Bayern Munich's Carlo Ancelotti and Xabi Alonso are relishing facing their former club, Real Madrid, when two of the favourites for the Champions League title clash in the quarterfinals. Holders Real play Bayern away on Wednesday, April 12 at Munich's ... Zinedine Zidane welcomes test against former mentor Carlo AncelottiKickOff.com Craig Shakespeare confident Leicester have what it takes to pull beat Atletico MadridMirror.co.uk Craig Shakespeare says Leicester will fight tooth and nail against Atletico MadridDaily Star The Guardian -TheChronicleHerald.ca -The Straits Times -Jacaranda FM all 462 news articles »
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Injury-hit Real wait on Cristiano Ronaldo for Cup comeback
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hopes Cristiano Ronaldo will shrug off a foot problem in time to lead the European champions' bid to overcome a Copa del Rey deficit at Celta Vigo on Wednesday. Zidane's squad, down 2-1 from the quarter-final first leg at home, has been hit by a series of injuries with Marcelo and Luka Modric joining Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Dani Carvajal and Pepe on the sidelines after limping off in Saturday's 2-1 win over Malaga. Ronaldo also suffered a blow to his right foot at the weekend, but Zidane expects the World Player of the Year to feature as Real aim to keep their quest for a first ever treble on course in Galicia.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Zinedine Zidane
  • 2016
    Age 43
    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 41
    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 40
    In 2013, Zidane was appointed assistant coach to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid.
  • 2011
    Age 38
    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 37
    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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    Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid committee announced in September 2010 that Zidane had been appointed as an ambassador for Qatar's attempt to host the 2022 World Cup.
    After France's dismal campaign in the 2010 World Cup, Zidane said that he did not plan to move into coaching any time soon.
    In 2010, Zidane said that he would "rather die than apologize" to Materazzi for the headbutt in the final, but also admitted that he "could never have lived with himself" had he been allowed to remain on the pitch and help France win the match.
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  • 2009
    Age 36
    On 1 June 2009, Zidane was announced as the advisor to the president after Florentino Pérez was named president of Real Madrid for the second time.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    Since his retirement, Zidane has regularly played for the Real Madrid Veterans team. He has also made several futsal appearances. In an interview in June 2008, Zidane stated that he wanted to return to football, but that he had no immediate plans to do so.
  • 2006
    Age 33
    Before the 2006 World Cup final in Berlin, Zidane was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament.
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    France had a slow start to the 2006 World Cup and, after being suspended for the final match of the group stage, Zidane returned to set up a goal for Patrick Vieira and score one himself in the second round match against Spain.
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    On 27 May 2006, Zidane earned his hundredth cap for France in a 1–0 friendly win over Mexico, in what would also be his last match at the Stade de France.
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  • 2005
    Age 32
    Zidane, along with Thuram and Makelele, made his competitive return for France in a 3–0 win over the Faroe Islands on 3 September 2005.
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  • 2004
    Age 31
    At Euro 2004, France topped their group with wins over England and Switzerland, before being knocked out in the quarter finals by eventual champions Greece in a surprise 1–0 loss.
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  • 2002
    Age 29
    In a 2002 FIFA poll, Zidane was selected in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team.
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    As reigning world and European champions, France entered the 2002 World Cup as favourites but a thigh injury prevented Zidane from playing in France's first two matches and without their talisman, the French team failed to score in either match.
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    The next season, Zidane helped Real Madrid to win the 2002–03 La Liga, starring alongside Luís Figo in midfield, and was named the FIFA World Player of the Year for the third time.
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    The latest addition to the Galácticos era of global stars signed by Real Madrid every year, in his first season at the club Zidane scored a famous match-winning goal, a volley hit with his weaker foot, in Madrid's 2–1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final, completing his personal quadruple.
    His left-foot volleyed winner in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final is considered to be one of the greatest goals in the competition's history.
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  • 2001
    Age 28
    In 2001, Zidane joined Real Madrid for a world record fee of 150 billion Italian lire, (about €77.5 million) and signed a four-year contract.
    In 2001, Zidane was named Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year for the second time.
  • 2000
    Age 27
    Two years later France won Euro 2000, becoming the first team to hold both the World Cup and the European Championship since West Germany in 1974.
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    Juventus finished second in the 2000–01 Serie A, but were eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League, after Zidane was banned for head-butting Hamburger SV player Jochen Kientz.
  • 1998
    Age 25
    Zidane and France went on to play against defending champions and favourites Brazil at the Stade de France in the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final.
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    In 1998, Zidane was named FIFA World Player of the Year, and won the Ballon d'Or.
  • 1997
    Age 24
    The following season, Zidane scored seven goals in 32 matches in the league to help Juventus win the 1997–98 Serie A and thus retain the Scudetto.
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    He lost in the 1997 UEFA Champions League Final 3–1 to Borussia Dortmund when he was unable to make an impression against the close marking of Paul Lambert.
  • 1996
    Age 23
    Zidane's impact in Italy was immediate, winning the 1996–97 Serie A title and the 1996 Intercontinental Cup.
    After a series of stand out performances for both Bordeaux and France, Zidane had offers to join Europe's top clubs in the spring of 1996, deciding on a move to UEFA Champions League winners Juventus during the close season.
    In 1996, Zidane received the award for Ligue 1 Player of the Year.
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  • 1995
    Age 22
    In 1995, Blackburn Rovers manager Kenny Dalglish had expressed interest in signing both Zidane and Dugarry, to which team owner and chairman Jack Walker reportedly replied, "Why do you want to sign Zidane when we have Tim Sherwood?" Also towards the beginning of the 1996 season, according to football agent Barry Silkman, Zidane was offered to Newcastle United for £1.2 million, but the club turned down the offer after watching him, claiming that he was not good enough for the English First Division.
  • 1994
    Age 21
    Married in 1994, they have four sons: Enzo Alan Zidane Fernández (born 24 March 1995), Luca Zinedine Zidane Fernández (born 13 May 1998), Theo Zidane Fernández (born 18 May 2002), and Elyaz Zidane Fernández (born 26 December 2005).
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  • 1992
    Age 19
    Zidane was transferred to Girondins de Bordeaux in the 1992–93 season, winning the 1995 Intertoto Cup after beating Karlsruhe, and finishing runner-up against Bayern Munich in the 1995–96 UEFA Cup, in four years with the club.
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  • 1991
    Age 18
    He scored his first goal for the club on 10 February 1991 also against Nantes in a 2–1 win.
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  • 1989
    Age 16
    Zidane made his professional debut with Cannes on 18 May 1989 in a French Division 1 match against Nantes.
  • 1972
    In 1972, Zidane was born there as the youngest of five siblings.
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