Zinedine Yazid Zidane

Overview of life

Zinedine Yazid Zidane (?born 23 June 1972) is a retired French footballer. Zidane played as an attacking midfielder for the French national team, Juventus and Real Madrid. Zidane is widely considered by experts and fans as one of the greatest football players of all time.

At club level Zidane won La Liga and the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, two Serie A league championships with Juventus and an Intercontinental Cup and a UEFA Super Cup each with both aforementioned sides. Zidane has won the FIFA World Player of the Year three times, and Ballon D'Or (best European player of the year) once. He was also chosen as the best player of the year in Ligue 1, in Serie A and in La Liga and was awarded the 2006 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball, during his career. Zidane retired from professional football after the 2006 World Cup. He currently holds the post of Real Madrid Director of Football. On 31 July 2012, Real Madrid announced that as soon as he completes management qualification, he will begin training to be a coach while at the same time coaching Real Madrid's youth academy.