Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Zinedine Zidane Football Best Player

Name:     Zinedine Yazid Zidane
Born:     June 23, 1972 (Marseille, France )
Position:     Midfielder
Caps:     108 (35 goals)
Clubs:     Cannes AS, Girondins Bordeaux, Juventus, Real Madrid
Trophies     France
1x World Champion (1998)
1x European Champion (2000)
Real Madrid
1x Intercontinental Cup ( 2002)
1x European Super Cup ( 2002)
1x European Cup (2002)
1x Spanish Champion (2003)
2x Spanish Super Cup (2001, 2003)
1x Intercontinental Cup (1996)
1x European Super Cup (1996)
2x Italian Champion (1997, 1998)
1x Italian Super Cup (1997)
Honours:     3x FIFA World Player of the Year (1998, 2000, 2003)
1x European Footballer of the Year (1998)
2x French Footballer of the Year (1998, 2002)

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane (French pronunciation: [zinedin zidan]) (born 23 June 1972) is a retired French footballer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.[3][4][5] Zidane played for major club teams in France, Italy and Spain, and was the captain of the French national team. He was the iconic figure of a generation of French players that won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship. After a brief international retirement, he returned to the national team in 2005 and captained France to the 2006 World Cup Final where he won the Golden Ball as the tournament's most outstanding player.

At club level Zidane won the 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. He is, alongside Brazilian striker Ronaldo, the only three-time FIFA World Player of the Year winner; he also won the Ballon d'Or in 1998. He retired from professional football after the 2006 World Cup.