Zinedine Yazid Zidane (born 23 June 1972), popularly known in French as Zizou is a French former professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. He is the current manager of La Liga club Real Madrid. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Zidane was an elite playmaker renowned for his elegance, vision, passing, ball control, and technique. He received many individual accolades as a player, including being named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and won the 1998 Ballon d'Or. He was voted Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 1996, Serie A Footballer of the Year in 2001, and La Liga Best Foreign Player in 2002.
|Full name at birth||
Zineddine Lyazid Zidane
|Claim to fame||
Real Madrid's Coach, FIFA World Player of the Year three times, in 1998, 2000 and 2003
|Date of birth||
23 June 1972
|Place of birth||
Coach, Former Player
6' 2" (188 cm)
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