#2 Only player in history to be named player of the year in 3 of the Top 5 leagues
Another great record that Zidane possesses is being the only player in history to have been heralded as the player of the year in 3 of the top 5 leagues.
In 1996 Zizou was awarded the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award, in 2001 he was awarded the Serie A Footballer of the Year award, and in the following year in 2002, Zidane completed the trifecta by winning the Don Balon Award which is awarded to the best player in La Liga of that year.
The reason why this record is so impressive is that it illustrates that Zidane could play for any team in any league.
Unlike other players who can only seem to play well in one team, Zidane could do it anywhere under any manager.
Furthermore, this record also demonstrates that Zidane was able to maintain a high standard of football for a long time and despite playing in leagues that boasted countless World Class players Zizou stood above them all.Published 28 Mar 2018, 14:41 IST