Zinedine Zidane is a French professional football manager and retired footballer. He is also known as Zizou. With his recent position as Real Madrid’s manager, he is considered as one of the world’s most successful coaches. Widely regarded as the greatest player of the time, Zidane was known for his elegance, passing, and ball control.
Zinedine Zidane Biography and Net Worth
|Net worth||$120 M|
|Full Name||Zinedine Yazid Zidane|
|Birth Date||June 23, 1972|
|Birthplace||La Castellane, Marseille, France|
|Profession||Footballer, Football manager|
Zinedine Zidane Career
Zidane was an attacking midfielder during his time as a professional footballer. After establishing himself as one of the best players in French Ligue 1 at Bordeaux, he moved to Italian club Juventus in 1996. After winning several trophies for Juventus he was transferred to Real Madrid in 2001. The transfer was done for 77.5 million euros, a world record fee of the time. He won several trophies during his time in Spain including, La Liga and the UEFA Champions league. Zidane’s goal at the 2002 Champions league final is considered as one of the greatest goals in competition’s history.
While player for his national team France, Zidane capped 108 times and helped France win the 1998 FIFA world cup by scoring two goals in the final. He became a national hero after the win and was awarded Legion of Honor in 1998. He was named player of the tournament after winning UEFA Euro 2000. In 2006 world cup, he received the Golden ball as Player of the tournament. Zidane also received a Ballon d’Or in 1998.
He was named in FIFA 100, a list of world’s greatest living player. The list was compiled by Pele in 2004. He was also named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in 2004. Zidane is among one of the eight players to have won the world cup, the champions league, and Ballon d’Or.
After a successful career as a professional footballer, Zidane retired in 2006 after playing the world cup final. After retiring, Zidane began his managing career by coaching Real Madrid Castilla. He joined Real Madrid team as a coach in 2016 and lead the team to three consecutive champions league wins, becoming the first coach to do so. He also won two UEFA Super cup, two FIFA world cups, and La Liga title. With his impressive record, he was named as Best FIFA Men’s coach in 2017. He was signed again by the club in 2018, he managed the team in 2019 and left his position as a manager in 2021.
Zidane was awarded National Order of Merit in 2006 and Officer of the Legion of Honor in 2008.
Zinedine Zidane Wife
Zidane met his wife Veronique Fernandez when he was 17 years old. The couple got married in 1994 and shares four children.
Zinedine Zidane Net Worth
Zidane has an estimated net worth of 120 million dollars. His net worth can be attributed to his successful career as a professional footballer, football manager, and various brand sponsorships.
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