Zinedine Zidane

1972 - Today

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Zinedine Yazid Zidane (born 23 June 1972), popularly known as Zizou, is a French former professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. He most recently coached Spanish club Real Madrid and is one of the most successful coaches in the world. Also widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Zidane was a playmaker renowned for his elegance, vision, passing, ball control and technique. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zinedine Zidane has received more than 17,344,326 page views. His biography is available in 110 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 102 in 2019). Zinedine Zidane is the 12th most popular soccer player (up from 13th in 2019), the 249th most popular biography from France (down from 244th in 2019) and the most popular French Soccer Player.

Zinedine Zidane is best known for his headbutt on Italian player Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup Final.

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Among soccer players, Zinedine Zidane ranks 12 out of 16,923Before him are Alfredo Di Stéfano, Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Diego Maradona, Lev Yashin, and Giuseppe Meazza. After him are Cesare Maldini, George Best, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Zico, Michel Platini, and Just Fontaine.

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Among people born in 1972, Zinedine Zidane ranks 1After him are Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Eminem, Ben Affleck, Shaquille O'Neal, The Notorious B.I.G., Dwayne Johnson, Wentworth Miller, Rivaldo, Jude Law, and Big Show.

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In France

Among people born in France, Zinedine Zidane ranks 249 out of 5,234Before him are Berthe Morisot (1841), Philip I of France (1052), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), Charlotte Corday (1768), and Paul Signac (1863). After him are Georges de La Tour (1593), Philip the Good (1396), Colette (1873), Charles Gounod (1818), Pierre Corneille (1606), and Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894).


Among soccer players born in France, Zinedine Zidane ranks 1After him are Michel Platini (1955), Raymond Kopa (1931), Eric Cantona (1966), Lucien Laurent (1907), Thierry Henry (1977), Aimé Jacquet (1941), Laurent Blanc (1965), Didier Deschamps (1968), Michel Hidalgo (1933), Raymond Domenech (1952), and Franck Ribéry (1983).