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Zinedine Zidane

Zidane in 2015
Personal information
Full name Zinedine Yazid Zidane[1][2]
Date of birth (1972-06-23) 23 June 1972 (age 44)[1]
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid (manager)
Youth career
1982–1983 US Saint-Henri
1983–1986 SO Septèmes-les-Vallons
1986–1989 Cannes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Cannes 61 (6)
1992–1996 Bordeaux 139 (28)
1996–2001 Juventus 151 (24)
2001–2006 Real Madrid 155 (37)
Total 506 (95)
National team
1988–1989 France U17 4 (1)
1989–1990 France U18 6 (0)
1990–1994 France U21 20 (3)
1994–2006 France 108 (31)
Teams managed
2014–2016 Real Madrid Castilla
2016– Real Madrid
* 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.
Zinedine Zidane
I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard.

I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard.
We must not let ourselves get driven off course, no matter what happens we must stick to our natural game.
Zinedine Zidane
Obviously fashion is a completely different world from football.
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.
Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person.
Zinedine Zidane
My father is an Algerian, proud of who he is and I am proud that my father is Algerian.
Zinedine Zidane
I love Madrid.
It will be a physical encounter but we must not respond in kind.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
Zinedine Zidane
When your own fans whistle and jeer, then you have a big problem.
I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life.
Zinedine Zidane
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.
Zinedine Zidane
It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
Zinedine Zidane
Life is full of regrets, but it doesn't pay to look back.
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.
Zinedine Zidane
There are evil people, and I don't even want to hear those guys speak.
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.
Zinedine Zidane
It doesn't matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.
Zinedine Zidane
I have won many awards and I am very happy about this, but I am not the best player in the world.
Zinedine Zidane
We'll do it, we'll do it.
My memories of events and games are fragmented.
To be recognised by a whole country is incredible.
I am first of all from La Castellane and Marseille.
I am supposed to set an example to young players.
I have no message.
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.
Zinedine Zidane
The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.
Zinedine Zidane
Music was important. Football was the easy part.
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.
Zinedine Zidane
A Mediterranean city is really my culture.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Zinedine Zidane
I think Marseille is probably a place like Liverpool, very vibrant and very tough.
Zinedine Zidane
The door can never be closed for good to any player.
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.
Zinedine Zidane
The England team must always be respected. They always fight to the end.
Football boots are very technical and have lots of specific requirements.
I have never had the opportunity to play in England, so I know little about it.
Zinedine Zidane
Sometimes words are harder than blows.
I have decided to come back for Les Bleus.