Zinedine Zidane, definitely one of the best players ever

Zinedine Zidane, definitely one of the best players ever

Zinedine Zidane is one of the best players in football history. Any list of great players can never do without a Frenchman of Algerian origin who devoted the late twentieth and early twenty-first century as one of the biggest stars that ever stepped on a field. Casters, improbable turns, Technical pouring, magical passes, Stratospheric controls and excellent hitting the ball are some of the notes of the next character: what if, they are guessing is Zinedine Zidane, the bald divine.

born 23 June 1972, From early “Zizou” He knew that his would be the ball. And for this, He decided to look at his idol, Enzo Francescoli playing in 1990 in the great Marseille. A good footballing taste that tried to imitate, and he managed to overcome long.

Zidane at its inception in Cannes

With 14 years, Zidane went to Cannes to train. It would be in the team of the French Riviera where the great Zizou debut in Ligue 1 with only 17 years. Four years in Cannes, where the highlight coming in his final season, and fully integrated to the set, which would achieve access to UEFA after many years of absence from the team.

That would be great role he transferred to Girondins Bordeaux, where Zidane was going to make the leap of quality. In the town of good wine, the French playmaker surprised the world by winning the Intertoto 1995 and reach the final of the UEFA in the year 96. But above all else that the results would be the way it should stand. Especially, a goal from midfield to Betis at the Benito Villamarin who went around the world and showed the kind of player who was.

His brilliant performance in France, She led him to be followed by several clubs, including Blackburn Rovers and Juventus. But nevertheless, the Italian team would be the cat to water and would take the services of midfielder for the next five years. In Italy, the best and worst side of Zidane would.

The best, that he did play and play peers and delighted fans with brand controls the house and extraordinary goals. The worst, was the loss of nerve at specific moments that made him fall expelled to attack rivals. And the Italian tactician football sometimes Zidane could unhinge to the limit.

Zidane and Del Piero, Juve two stars
Zidane and Del Piero, two of the best players in the history of Juventus

Juve achieve two Serie A titles, Italy Supercup, other European and Intercontinental Cup. But above all, It enshrines it as a key part of the French national team. And with the blues she was going to see the best Zinedine Zidane. The world Cup 98 It was the quote, and Zidane came to her with the homework done. With less hair and balding, but in a great state of form.

With a very physical team and lacking a goal, Zidane's team went to the back and crowned world champion for the first time in its history. Saint-Denis night gave 12 of July, when the French star signed an anthological double that served to subdue the dreaded Brazil. This time would not be his magical feet, but his bald divine which differences and would mark him world champion and player of the tournament.

Zidane was proclaimed World Champion in 1998
Zidane was proclaimed World Champion in 1998

The completed the feat two years later when I manage Euro longed to beat Italy in the final. This time, Zidane did not score in the last game, but instead it was instrumental in the victory of the quarterfinals against Spain and the semi-final against Portugal.

At the height of his career, Zidane joined Real Madrid. President Florentino Perez became infatuated with a spectacular player and decided to pay 75 millions of euros, It is the most expensive transfer in history. In the white club, Zidane shared a dressing room with the famous Galacticos, a team full of figures, where, but nevertheless, French shined more than anyone.

Although initially he even be discussed by the stands of the Bernabeu, the truth is that Zidane ended up triumphing fully. Especially, when the end of the Champions League 2002 He scored a goal flag. A spectacular volley with the left sneaked into the corner of the goal Bayern Leverkusen and served to give the ninth European Cup to Madrid.

Zidane-Glasgow
This action ended in a goal Zidane, which he gave Real Madrid the ninth European Cup

Somewhat better than nothing summarizing his career: ability, opportunism, genius, goal and class, very classy, so as to score the most beautiful goal ever scored in a Champions League final.

Materazzi's action was unfair to end the career of one of the best players ever

Real Madrid, Zidane encumbró his masterpiece. regattas, spinners and that wonderful goals as Valencia in Liga confirmed Zidane as one of the greatest footballers in history.

At 2006, Zizou decided to hang up his boots, not before going to his last big event: the world Cup 2006. And he did managing to be runner-up when no one was hard for him. playing walk, with strong back pain, all gave the same, He reached the final. But nevertheless, their expulsion in the last act of a level playing field for assaulting an extraordinary career Materazzi fogged with outstanding 1 world, 1 Euro, 1 European Cup and Golden Ball.

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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