Offbeat — 10 December 2013

Zinedine Zidane

An excellent attacking midfielder of his times, Zinedine Zidane is currently an assistant coach and sporting director at the Real Madrid club after he took retirement from the football field. This 41-year-old French footballer has always held an elegant personality that matched his brilliant game on the field. This charming elegance brought him millions of fans who appreciate his game and get inspired from it. Zinedine Zidane always played with a vision in mind. He is greatly appreciated for his work rate and technique on the soccer field. His athletic and tall stature supported his technique very well.

From a tender age of 5 years, Zidane started kicking the football in his housing complex. By the age of 10, he had joined a junior team of a local club. His official club career started off in 1989 with the Cannes club. Later, he remained associated with Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid clubs. After his first match with his first club Cannes, he received a car in gift from the chairperson of the club who got highly impressed with Zidane’s performance on the field. From this point onwards, Zinedine Zidane never looked back. He kept on achieving feats and winning people’s hearts.

During his international career, he played outstandingly in the French national team. UEFA named him the best European footballer of past 50 years. His wonderful contributions made the French team win the 1998 FIFA World Cup, as well as the Euro 2000 championship. He was thrice adjudged the FIFA World Player of the Year. Along with various other titles, Zidane also received the Ballon d’Or or European Footballer of the Year award and the Euro 2000 Player of the Tournament award. With his elite football skills and now his great coaching abilities, he is highly regarded in the football world by his fellow players, juniors, colleagues and fans. Not only his game, but his looks also leave no stones unturned in impressing the world of women fans and celebs.

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Written by Anupam Jolly

With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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