Zinedine Zidane was born on 23 mArch 1972 in Marseille, France. He started to play the game when he was just 6 years old. He was destined to become one of the gets in the game as he was astonishingly talented in what he did. His parents were of Algerian descent and had migrated from Algeria in the 1950s. He has 2 siblings. He had a very tough childhood as his parents were really poor. The family later got settled and lived happily for the most part. At the age of just 10, he joined the club Castellane and later was signed by US Saint-Henri a year later. His professional footballing career started at Cannes when he joined for just 4 months but ended up staying for more than three years. He helped the club to qualify for the UEFA cup for the first time in 1991.
In 1992 he was transferred to Bordeaux for furthering his career. He stayed with the club for 4 years and helped them to reach the finals of the UEFA cup. He wasn't signed by Newcastle United when then had the chance to. He went on to be awarded the League player of the ear for the first year that he played din. His performances were so good that he was wanted by many big clubs around Europe. He was a complete player with tactics that even managers didn't know about. In 1996 he was signed by the Italian giants Juventus on a four-year contract.
In the first season with the Old Lady, he helped them win the league and reach the final in which the team lost to Borussia Dortmund. A year later he again reached the final after winning the league but this time again he lost the final to Real Madrid. In 1998 he won the greats footballing award the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA best player of the year award. He was also named ten Serie A player of the year two years running. This was his influence that he bagged all the individual award that were to be given that year.
In 2001 he left the club Juventus and signed a contract with Real Madrid. His transfer fee was reported to be $80 million which was the most given to any player. The fee was monumental and wasn't broken until Ronaldo was bought a decade later by Real Madrid. He soon became an integral part of the team and formed the Galacticos. He stayed with the Real Madrid until his retirement. He went on to win the La Liga in his first year at the club.
He was again named as the FIFA best player for the third consecutive years. He also lost the best player in 50 years by the poll worldwide. After retiring from the game he became a manager and currently manages the Real Madrid team and won the champions league in his first year itself. He is married to véronique Zidane and lives with her wife in Madrid along with his children. His salary is around $15 million per year that makes his net worth to $100 million.
|Birth Date:||23 Jun, 1972|
|Occupations:||Association football player
Association football manager
|Education:||University of Limoges|
|Description:||French football player and manager|
|Net Worth 2021:||120 million|