Zinedine Zidane

1972 - Today

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Zinedine Yazid Zidane (French: Zinédine Yazid Zidane; Kabyle: Zineddin Lyazid Zidan; born 23 June 1972), popularly known as Zizou, is a French professional football manager and former 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. 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 24,572,806 page views. His biography is available in 115 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 111 in 2019). Zinedine Zidane is the 13th most popular soccer player (down from 11th in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from France (up from 241st 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 13 out of 21,273Before him are Cristiano Ronaldo, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Garrincha, Gerd Müller, Eusébio, and Mário Zagallo. After him are Ronaldo, Zico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Bobby Charlton, Giuseppe Meazza, and Michel Platini.

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Among people born in 1972, Zinedine Zidane ranks 1After him are Ben Affleck, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Eminem, Shaquille O'Neal, The Notorious B.I.G., Rivaldo, Andrzej Duda, Pavel Nedvěd, Narges Mohammadi, and Lilian Thuram.

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In France

Among people born in France, Zinedine Zidane ranks 152 out of 6,770Before him are Pope Clement V (1264), Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754), Charles IX of France (1550), Georges Braque (1882), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), and Pope John XXII (1244). After him are Henry II of England (1133), Petronius (27), Évariste Galois (1811), Jean-François Millet (1814), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), and Georges Pompidou (1911).


Among soccer players born in France, Zinedine Zidane ranks 1After him are Michel Platini (1955), Raymond Kopa (1931), Eric Cantona (1966), Didier Deschamps (1968), Lucien Laurent (1907), Karim Benzema (1987), Thierry Henry (1977), Laurent Blanc (1965), Franck Ribéry (1983), Philippe Troussier (1955), and Aimé Jacquet (1941).