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Date Of Birth : 23 June 1972
Position : Attacking Midfielder
Nation : France
Height : 185 cm
Major Club : Bordeaux, Juventus, Real Madrid
Caps : 108 Games (31 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1998, 2002, 2006 (12 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Italian Series A
1 Time Spanish La Liga
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1996, 2002)
2 Times UEFA Champion League Runner-Up (1997, 1998)
2002 UEFA Champion League
International Honours 1998 FIFA World Cup Winners
2000 European Championship Winners
2006 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1994 French League Best Young Player
1996 French League Player of The Year
2 Times French Player of The Year (1998, 2002)
2 Times Series A Foreign Footballer of The Year (1997, 2001)
2001 Series A Footballer of The Year
2002 FIFA Dream Team
3 Times Onze d’Or (1998, 2000, 2001)
3 Times Silver Ball Onze d’Or (1997, 2002, 2003)
1999 Bronze Ball Onze d”Or
1997 Bronze Ball European Footballer of The Year
1998 UEFA Champion League Best Midfielder
1998 European Footballer of The Year
1998 World Soccer Player of The Year
2 Times European Championship Team of The Tournament (2000, 2004)
3 Times UEFA Team of The Year (2001, 2002, 2003)
2000 Silver Ball World Soccer Player of The Year
2000 Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year
2002 Spanish La Liga Foreign Player of The year
2002 UEFA Champion League Most Valuable Player
3 Times FIFA World Player of The Year (1998, 2000, 2003)
2 Times Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year (1997, 2002)
2004 UEFA Jubilee Poll Winners
2006 Silver Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
2006 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
2 Times FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (1998, 2006)
FIFPro World XI (2005, 2006)
Silver Ball French Player Of The Century
Officer Legion De Honours

Zinedine Zidane is the greatest footballer in the world during the early 2000s. His primitive race is Algerian. Zidane was start expected to be an important role of France after they disqualified for World Cup 1994 in the last minute. Nevertheless, He could not be the superstar in EURO 96. Then, He moved to Juventus and helped them reach 2 consecutive UEFA Champion league final but lost all. In World Cup 1998, Zidane was renowned for scoring two goals in the final match with heading but he was not selected even Bronze ball best player of the tournament. Oppositely, He won FIFA World player of the year in that year. He started his real world-class performance after that World Cup especially when he signed for Real Madrid “The Galacticos II”. He was voted in top five FIFA World Player of The Year for 9 times during 10 years between 1997 - 2006. Zidane was perfect in his role setting organization of the game, superb ball controlling, precision passing combined with great physical option. He has already considered by many in top fifteen the greatest footballer of all-time. In 2004, Zidane was finished as the best European footballer in the last 50 years by UEFA Jubilee Poll.

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