Zidane in 2015
|Full name||Zinedine Yazid Zidane|
|Date of birth||23 June 1972 |
|Place of birth||Marseille, France|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Real Madrid (manager)|
|2014â€“2016||Real Madrid Castilla|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
It's the first time it's happened to me and maybe the last. It's a strange sensation, not normal for me. I can't remember scoring three goals, even when I was a kid.
We must not let ourselves get driven off course, no matter what happens we must stick to our natural game.
I don't know if we are the best team in the world. I am lucky to be playing alongside some of the best players around. It's a dream.
Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person.
My father is an Algerian, proud of who he is and I am proud that my father is Algerian.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life.
I'm very inspired by him-it was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
We are well aware of the task ahead of us in what will be a very difficult match but which we all dream of playing.
My passion for the game comes from the city of Marseille itself. Unfortunately I can't go back there as much I want to because I play a lot here and abroad.
It doesn't matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.
I have won many awards and I am very happy about this, but I am not the best player in the world.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.
I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
I think Marseille is probably a place like Liverpool, very vibrant and very tough.
I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with. Wherever I go, La Castellane is where I want to go back to.
I have never had the opportunity to play in England, so I know little about it.