Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Yazid Zidane : A French former footballer, born on 23rd June of 1972 in Marseille. He is popularly known as Zizou. Zizou is an attacking midfielder. He was a member of the French national team that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000, as well as being the recipient of the Golden Ball after he captained the French side to the 2006 World Cup Final.
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He played for four European clubs, and won the 2002 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid. One of only two three-time FIFA World Player of the Year winners (Ronaldo being the other), he was also named European Footballer of the Year in 1998. In 2004, fans voted him a top UEFA's fiftieth-anniversary Golden Jubilee Poll, and he was included in Pelé's FIFA 100.

In 1996, Zidane moved to Champions League winners Juventus F.C. for a fee of £3 million. Zidane served as the top playmaker in Marcello Lippi's team as Juventus won the 1996-97 Scudetto and the Intercontinental Cup.

In 2001, Zidane joined Real Madrid for €76 million, the most expensive transfer fee in football history, and signed a four-year contract. He enjoyed a steady run of success on the individual and team fronts, beginning with a winning volleyin the 2002 UEFA Champions League final in Glasgow. The next season, Real Madrid won the European Super Cup, and in addition to winning the 2003 Spanish Super Cup, Zidane was named the 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year for the third time, joining Ronaldo as the only other three-time winner of the award.

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