Zinédine Zidane was born on the 23rd
June, 1972 in Marseille, France as Zinédine
Yazid Zidane and has achieved much recognition
on a global scale as one of the best football
players in the world.
has a background of Algerian Kabyle Berber (Muslim)
and began his developing his football skills
during his early childhood. When Zinédine
Zidane was 14 years old he was discovered by
football clubs in junior tournaments. At the
age of 16 Zidane was playing with professional
football players and had played his first game
in First Divisions when he was 17.
year 1998 is considered to be significant for
his football career when he and the French football
team won the 1998 World Cup, and then in 2000
Zidane with his football team won Euro 2000.
During the late 90's and early 2000's Zidane
had gained many achievements and was elected
as the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998,
2000 and 2003.
became the most expensive player in football
history in 2001, when he went from the Italian
to the Spanish club, Real
Madrid for a four year term.
has also been a fashion model, doing modeling
business for brands like Dior. One of the major
sponsors of the French soccer player was the
toy company "LEGO".
Zinédine Zidane is married to Veronique,
a Spanish dancer, and the couple have three
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