Zinedine Zidane- Биография футболиста на английском.
Athlete - Famous Football Player (Soccer)
Name : Zinedine Zidane (Zinedine Yazid Zidane)
Born : June 23, 1972
Country : born Marseille, France
Lives : France
Zinedine Zidane was born on the 23rd June, 1972 in Marseille, France as Zinedine Yazid Zidane and has achieved much recognition on a global scale as one of the best football players in the world.
Zidane has a background of Algerian Kabyle Berber (Muslim) and began his developing his football skills during his early childhood. When Zinedine Zidane was 14 years old he was discovered by football clubs in junior tournaments. At the age of 16 Zidane was playing with professional football players and had played his first game in First Divisions when he was 17.
The year 1998 is considered to be significant for his football career when he and the French football team won the 1998 World Cup, and then in 2000 Zidane with his football team won Euro 2000. During the late 90's and early 2000's Zidane had gained many achievements and was elected as the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003.
Zidane became the most expensive player in football history in 2001, when he went from the Italian to the Spanish club, Real Madrid for a four year term.
Zidane has also been a fashion model, doing modeling business for brands like Dior. One of the major sponsors of the French soccer player was the toy company "LEGO".
Zinedine Zidane is married to Veronique, a Spanish dancer, and the couple have three children together.
Zinedine Zidane Football Career Highlights
AS Cannes (1988-1992)
Juventus (July 1996-July 2001)
Real Madrid (July 2001-present)
France national football team (1994-2004) (2005-present)
With the French national team:
FIFA World Cup
Appearances: 1998, 2002
Appearances: 1996, 2000, 2004
European Super Cup: 1996
Intercontinental Cup: 1996
Serie A champions: 1996/1997, 1997/1998
Italian Super Cup: 1997
With Real Madrid:
UEFA Champions League: 2001/2002
European Super Cup: 2002
Intercontinental Cup: 2002
Spanish League - La Liga champions: 2002/2003
FIFA World Player of the Year: 1998, 2000, 2003
European Footballer of the Year (Ballon d'Or): 1998
Famous Quotes and Comments by Zinedine Zidane
I don't want people to make too much out of this, or for what I've confessed to be misinterpreted, but what's happened to me is quite mystical and even escapes me a bit. I didn't tell anyone about this, not my wife, not anyone.
My family are very proud of me, but I am very proud of them and where they come from. I am proud that they come from Kabylie. It is a special place and my roots there are important to me. We used to go all the time to my father's home village when we were young.
To be recognised by a whole country is incredible. This is massive. Before it was hard to talk about certain things, especially if like me you came from a difficult area or from an immigrant background. But now it tells you how France has changed and is changing. It's a message to everybody - politicians, the kids I grew up with, ordinary French people - about what can be done.
Until my last breath, I won't say. It's too intense.
If we qualify for the World Cup in Germany, I will participate in my third World Cup. In reality, when I stop playing for the French national team, I will stop everything - my career - quite simply.
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