Biography of Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane – footballer, was born on June 23, 1972 in Marseille, France. He is best known for being the most valuable player in the 1998 World Championship. Quick midfielder won the “Golden Ball” as the best football player of the 1998 World Cup, and also 2006.

The first professional game in the biography of Zinedine Zidane was played for the club “Cannes”. In its composition, the athlete was from 1988 to 1992. Very quickly, Zidane developed his skills. To consolidate his reputation, he managed in 1998 at the World Championships, scoring two goals in the final in a match with Brazil. Thus, for the first time France received the title of champion.

From 1996 to 2001 Zidane played for the strongest professional club – “Juventus”. Then he moved to Real Madrid for a fee of 46 million pounds – a record for that time amount. In 2003, “Real Madrid” began to play such famous players as David Beckham, Luis Figo,

Ronaldo. Zidane was named FIFA player of the year three times: in 1998, 2000, 2003. He left the sport in 2006 after playing for France at the World Championships.

Additional information: The nickname of the athlete is “Zizou”. In the final match against Italy in the 2006 championship Zidane was given a red card for the fact that he hit the head of the Italian Marco Materazzi. As a result, Italy won this match on penalties. Italy received the title of world champion.

However, Zidane is still considered the most outstanding player of that game. Later he explained that he had struck Materazzi for insulting his mother and sister. During the match Materazzi several times zidyal Zidane for a T-shirt. He replied that if you like the T-shirt – after the game you will take it. After these words, Materazzi indecently expressed himself about Zidane’s sister. This incident in the biography of Zinedine Zidane was severely punished. After the investigation by the FIFA committee, the player was disqualified for three games, adding to this penalty penalty. Materazzi got a disqualification for two games and a fine of a little less. However, Zidane left the sport immediately after the championship, so that part of his punishment was replaced by three-day correctional labor.

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Biography of Zinedine Zidane