Capital: € 63 million
Age: 47
Born: 06/23/1972
Country of origin: France
Source of wealth: Soccer player
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Zinedine Zidane is a French soccer coach and former soccer player. He is married with four sons and lives in Madrid. In his active time, he achieved international fame with his outstanding style of play. Zinedine Zidane was mainly used in the offensive midfield. However, due to its outstanding physique and technical skills, it was practically ubiquitous. In addition, there was a great danger of scoring and the goal of game control. Zinedine Zidane was the typical midfield strategist who led his team with an overarching plan.

Early life

Zinedine Yazid Zidane was born in Marseille on June 23, 1972. He grew up in the southern French port city with three brothers and a sister. Zidane’s parents are Berbers and migrated from Algeria. The family lived in the La Castellane district, which is considered a social hotspot. Together with his brothers and other boys from his district, he played football on the street every free minute. Zidane’s first football clubs were US Saint-Henri and Sports Olympiques Septèmes-les-Vallons. His extraordinary abilities quickly became apparent, so talent scouts became aware of him.


Zinedine Zidane was discovered by talent scout Jean Varraud at the age of 14. From then on he attended the AS Cannes football boarding school. In 1989, when Zidane was 16, he was first used in a top French league game. On February 12, 1991, he scored his first goal in this division. He played a total of 61 times for AS Cannes, scoring 6 goals. In 1992 he moved to Girondins Bordeaux, where he was to stay for four years (139 games, 28 goals) and reached the final of the UEFA Cup (which was lost to Bayern Munich). From 1996 to 2001 he played for Juventus (151 games, 24 goals) before moving to Real Madrid, where he was under contract until 2007 (155 games, 37 goals). He played 108 times for the French national team between 1994 and 2006, scoring 31 goals. After the end of his active career, he started to work as a trainer. Today he is the head coach of Real Madrid’s first team.

Career highlights

Zinedine Zidane can look back on an extraordinary career that is rich in successes and titles. He won two Italian championships with Juventus Turin (1996/97, 1997/98) and one Spanish championship with Real Madrid (2002/03). With Madrid he also won the Champions League (2001/02). He won the World Cup once with Juventus Turin (1996) and Real Madrid (2002). With the French national team he became world champion in 1998, 2000 European champion and 2006 vice world champion. In total, he was awarded three times “World Soccer Player of the Year” (1998, 2000, 2003). As a coach, he once won the Spanish championship and the Spanish Cup. He even won the Champions League three times as head coach of Real Madrid.

Famous quotes

“It doesn’t matter how often you win something. It’s always something special. ” “My father taught us that as an immigrant you have to work twice as hard and never give up.” “I was lucky to come from difficult circumstances. This not only teaches you something about football, but also something about life. ” “Real Madrid is the most important thing that has happened to me in my life both as a footballer and as a person.” “Life is full of regret. But it doesn’t work if you look back. ” “Getting recognition from an entire country is incredible.” “I am proud of my origins and will never forget the people I grew up with.” “My passion for the game comes from the city of Marseilles.” “Everything I’ve achieved in football comes from playing football with my friends in the streets.”

Success tips

Despite his fairytale success, Zinedine Zidane never forgot where and how he grew up. He has emphasized several times that it is important to always remember who you are and where you come from. Because of his parental influence, things like the value of hard work and persistence were given to him early on. Family ties are very important to him. Zinedine Zidane has often pointed out that keeping your emotions under control can be hard work. During his active time he failed this one time or the other and was expelled from the field (such as in the 2006 World Cup final). Another tip from Zinedine Zidane is tireless hard work. He was a meticulous worker who trained as often as possible. As a child he played soccer with everything and everyone. During the shot training, he was not deterred by failures and continued to practice until he scored.


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