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Zinedine Zidane

1972 - Today

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Zinedine Yazid Zidane (French: Zinédine Yazid Zidane; 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 21,172,444 page views. His biography is available in 111 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 110 in 2019). Zinedine Zidane is the 11th most popular soccer player (up from 12th in 2019), the 241st most popular biography from France (up from 249th 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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  • 111

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 15.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Zinedine Zidane ranks 11 out of 16,880Before him are Lev Yashin, Gerd Müller, Franz Beckenbauer, Eusébio, Garrincha, and Alfredo Di Stéfano. After him are Giuseppe Meazza, Josef Bican, George Best, Michel Platini, Cesare Maldini, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Zinedine Zidane ranks 241 out of 6,011Before him are Honoré Daumier (1808), Gilles de Rais (1405), Paul Signac (1863), François Quesnay (1694), Georges Clemenceau (1841), and Pope Clement IV (1190). After him are Jean Marais (1913), Margaret of Valois (1553), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Colette (1873), and Serge Gainsbourg (1928).


Among soccer players born in France, Zinedine Zidane ranks 1After him are Michel Platini (1955), Raymond Kopa (1931), Eric Cantona (1966), Thierry Henry (1977), Lucien Laurent (1907), Didier Deschamps (1968), Franck Ribéry (1983), Karim Benzema (1987), Laurent Blanc (1965), Aimé Jacquet (1941), and Antoine Griezmann (1991).