Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane was born in Marseille, France on Jun. 23, 1972. As a professional attacking midfielder of the France national football team, he was nicknamed “Zizou”. Known for his elegance, broad vision, ball control and competent technique, he was widely regarded as one greatest footballer of his generation. For his outstanding performances and great achievements on football fields, he was sought after among various clubs and team. Having played for Real Madrid and Juventus, he was winner of La Liga title, UEFA Champions League, Serie A, Intercontinental Cup and UEFA Super Cup.

As a citizen of both France and Algeria, Zinedine Zidane was qualified to play for France national football team and Algeria national football team. But, he became a member of France national football team. On Aug. 17, 1994, he was chosen as a substitute in a friendly against Czech Republic. Aiming at making France side a qualified team, Zidane came out of retirement and pulled on France football shirt for national honors.

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