Zinedine Zidane was bornon 23 June 1972 in French, is Football Player. Talk about the talismans in the soccer world and the list would be incomplete without mentioning the name of the much skilled and talented Zinedine Zidane. Truly a magnificent professional, Zidane is one of the greatest players in the history of football that the game has ever witnessed. A master at the fundamentals and techniques of the game, Zidane is known for his great controlling and dribbling skills, in addition to his magic ball touch, focussed vision and great leadership traits. During his playing years, he was an unsurpassed player when it came to controlling and receiving the ball. In his 108 international outings, he scored 31 goals. Today a retired professional, Zidane’s fancy with the game started young. Little did people known then that Zidane would create history in the soccer world with his amazing talent and prowess. He has had an amazing career graph with a win each at the FIFA World Cup (1998) and Euro (2000) with France. During his time at the game, he was the top notch player for France. For his excellence, Zidane has been bestowed with many a coveted awards and honors including the FIFA World Player of the Year three times, and Ballon D'Or once. He was even awarded the 2006 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball on his retirement for his outstanding contribution to the game.
He came out of retirement to lead France in the 2006 FIFA World Cup
He joined the Real Madrid club in 2001 for a then world record fee of 150 billion Italian lire
He scored his first World Cup goal at the finals of the FIFA World Cup 1998 against Brazil
Zidane met his future wife, Véronique Fernández, while playing for Cannes in the 1988-89 season