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Zinedine Zidane Biography & Latest News

Zinedine Zidane Biography

Zinedine Yazid Zidane is a retired French footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder and playmaker for the French national team, Juventus and Real Madrid. Zidane got his first player's license after joining the junior team of US Saint-Henri. After spending a year and a half at US Saint-Henri, Zidane joined SO Septèmes where he stayed till the age of 14. Next he transferred to Cannes; what started out as a six week stay at Cannes evolved into a four year contract at a professional level for Zidane. Zidane made his professional debut with Cannes on 18 May 1989 at the age of seventeen in a Ligue 1 match against Nantes. Zidane was transferred to Girondins de Bordeaux in the 1992–93 season, winning the 1995 Intertoto Cup and finishing runner-up in the 1995–96 UEFA Cup in four years with the club. In 1996, Zidane moved to UEFA Champions League winners Juventus for a fee of £3.2 million, and won the 1996–97 Serie A and the 1996 Intercontinental Cup. In 2001, Zidane joined Real Madrid on a four year contract for 151 billion Italian lire. The next season, Zidane helped Real Madrid to win the 2002–03 La Liga and was named the FIFA World Player of the Year for the third time. In 2004, fans voted him as the best European footballer of the previous 50 years in UEFA's fiftieth-anniversary Golden Jubilee Poll. He scored his first hat trick ironically on his final season with the club. Zidane was voted as FIFA World Player of the Year on three occasions (1998, 2000 and 2003), and also won the Ballon d'Or in 1998. He currently holds the post of Real Madrid Director of Football.  

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Reports: €136 million superstar forward forcing through move to Real Madrid
Reports: €136 million superstar forward forcing through move to Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane would never have to worry about goals again if the forward gets his "dream move"
Reports: Borussia Dortmund superstar desperate to join Real Madrid
Reports: Borussia Dortmund superstar desperate to join Real Madrid
The player met Perez after last night's Champions League match to discuss a possible transfer
Reports: Real Madrid confident of signing PSG superstar in January
Reports: Real Madrid confident of signing PSG superstar in January
Real Madrid are ready to splurge some serious money in January
Reports: European giants set to make stunning move for Real Madrid manager Zidane
Reports: European giants set to make stunning move for Real Madrid manager Zidane
Real Madrid manager Zidane could make a shock move to these European giants!
Reports: Real Madrid star demands to leave club, holds crunch talks with Perez
Reports: Real Madrid star demands to leave club, holds crunch talks with Perez
The Real Madrid star is reportedly desperate to leave the club
Reports: £57 million star set to snub Barcelona and join Real Madrid in January
Reports: £57 million star set to snub Barcelona and join Real Madrid in January
Real Madrid have reportedly beaten Barcelona in the race to sign the talented French international
LaLiga 2017/2018 Matchday 3 Roundup: Real Madrid drop to 7th, Barcelona and Real Sociedad run rampant
LaLiga 2017/2018 Matchday 3 Roundup: Real Madrid drop to 7th, Barcelona and Real Sociedad run rampant
LaLiga's third matchday wasn't without surprises again, with the early stages of the Primera title race certainly stacking in Barca's favour
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Ronaldinho vs Zidane: Who was better?
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Reports: Real Madrid set to sign record-holding Bundesliga striker for €46m in January
Reports: Real Madrid set to sign record-holding Bundesliga striker for €46m in January
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Why Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United rejected Zinedine Zidane 
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