Zinedine Zidane

1972 - Today

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Yazid Zidane (French pronunciation: ​[zinedin jazid zidan], Arabic: زين الدين يزيد زيدان‎; born 23 June 1972), popularly known as Zizou, is a French former professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. He is the current manager of La Liga club Real Madrid and is one of the most successful managers in the world. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Zidane was an elite 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 13,997,617 page views. His biography is available in 102 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 13th most popular soccer player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 14M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 71.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 102

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Zinedine Zidane ranks 13 out of 13,233Before him are Alfredo Di Stéfano, Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona, Gerd Müller, Giuseppe Meazza, and George Best. After him are Bobby Charlton, Michel Platini, Cesare Maldini, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Didi.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Zinedine Zidane ranks 245 out of 4,109Before him are Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796), Edward IV of England (1442), Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796), Anne of Brittany (1477), Olympe de Gouges (1748), and Paul Signac (1863). After him are Philip the Good (1396), Charles I of Anjou (1226), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), and Frédéric Mistral (1830).


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

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