Zinedine Zidane

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Zinedine Zidane, full Zinedine Yazid Zidane (Arabic: زين الدين زيدان; born June 23, 1972, Marseille, France) is a retired soccer player considered by many as one of the greatest players who ever played the game. He played for the French national team, Juventus, and Real Madrid. Zidane is now assistant coach and sporting director at Real Madrid.

Awards[edit]

  • World Soccer Magazine Greatest XI of all Time, 2013
  • UEFA Champions League Best Player of the Past 20 Years, 2011
  • Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011
  • Marca Leyenda Award, 2008
  • UNFP Honorary Award, 2007
  • FIFA World Player of the Year Second place, 2006
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball, 2006
  • IFFHS World's Best Playmaker, 2006
  • FIFPro World XI All-Star Team, 2005, 2006
  • UEFA Best European Player of the Past 50 Years, 2004
  • FIFA 100 Greatest Living Footballers, 2004
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team, 2002
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, 2002
  • Don Balón Award, La Liga Best Foreign Player, 2002
  • UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match, 2002
  • UEFA Team of the Year, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Serie A Footballer of the Year, 2001
  • Ballon d'Or Silver Ball, 2000
  • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament, 2000, 2004
  • UEFA Euro Player of the Tournament, 2000
  • World Soccer Magazine 100 Greatest Players of the 20th century, 1999
  • FIFA World Player of the Year, 1998, 2000, 2003
  • Ballon d'Or, 1988
  • Onze d'Or, 1998, 2000, 2001
  • French Player of the Year, 1998, 2002
  • L'Équipe Champion of Champions, 1998
  • World Soccer Awards Player of the Year, 1998
  • FIFA World Cup Final Man of the Match, 1998
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team, 1998, 2006
  • UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year, 1998
  • ESM Season XI, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04
  • FIFA World Player of the Year Third place, 1997, 2002
  • Ballon d'Or Bronze Ball, 1997
  • Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year, 1997, 2001
  • Trophées UNFP du football, Ligue 1 Player of the Year, 1996
  • Trophées UNFP du football, Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year, 1994

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