Zidane Career and Achievements

Tom A. Foster
September 5, 2022
Zidane Career

Zinedine Zidane’s career and achievements have managed to impress many football fans. Zidane started his professional career at the French club Cannes. The player, who played here for 4 years, then went to another French club, Bordeaux. The actor, who played here for 4 years, caught the attention of the Italian giant Juventus.

The French star, who played in Juventus for 5 years, was transferred to Real Madrid, where he would later live the peak of his career. Zidane won both the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA Best Actor of the Year in 1998. Another important event in 1998 was Zidane’s winning the World Cup with his country.

Zidane’s Coaching Career

Ending his professional football career in 2006, Zidane’s coaching career started with Real Madrid, the club he is a legend. The French player first worked as an assistant coach at the Spanish giant between 2013-2014. Afterwards, he worked for Real Madrid Castilla for 2 years. Zizou took over the Real Madrid A-Team in 2016.

The second term of the French coach, who remained in office for 2 years in his first term, was between 2019-2021. Zidane, who won the Champions League title 3 times with Real Madrid, reached the happy ending in the Spanish League 2 times.

Zidane and 2006 World Cup

Although Zidane announced his retirement in 2006, he did not turn down the invitation from the national team. Zidane’s 2006 World Cup was the scene of an event that will go down in football history. In the final match played against Italy, Zizou put his team ahead with a stylish panenka penalty in the 7th minute. However, Italy balanced the score and the match went into overtime.

In overtime, Italian player Marco Materazzi made a comment to Zidane’s sister. Then Zidane headbutted Materazzi. After this move, Zizou was shown a red card. This was his last match. Despite being kicked out, Zizou remained the tournament’s top player.

Author Tom A. Foster

Tom is a huge sports fan and a semi-professional sports bettor. His favorite teams are the New York Knicks and the Green Bay Packers. These days, he mostly bets on Stake.com and Sportsbet.io. When he's not writing or watching sports, he enjoys hiking.