Zinedine Zidane, definitely one of the best players ever

Zinedine Zidane, sin duda uno de los mejores jugadores de la historia
Zidane is a football legend. PHOTOMONTAGE: hanging

Last update 29 December, 2023 por Alberto Llopis

Zinedine Zidane es uno de los best players in football history. Any list of great footballers can never do without a Frenchman of Algerian origin who established himself at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st as one of the biggest stars to have ever stepped on the playing field.. Casters, improbable turns, Technical pouring, magical passes, Stratospheric controls and excellent ball striking are some of the notes of Zinedine Zidane, the bald divine.

The beginnings of the career of the best player in the history of France

Born on 23 de junio de 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.

Con 14 años, Zidane went to Cannes to train. It would be in the team of the French Riviera where the great Zizou debut in Ligue 1 con tan sólo 17 años. 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.

The day it was announced at the Benito Villamarín

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. En especial, un midfield goal against Betis at the Benito Villamarín that went around the world and showed the kind of footballer he was.

His brilliant performance in France, She led him to be followed by several clubs, including Blackburn Rovers and Juventus. Sin embargo, 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.

La mejor, that he did play and play peers and delighted fans with brand controls the house and extraordinary goals. La peor, 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.

Juve idol and World Champion with France in 1998

Juve achieve two Serie A titles, Italy Supercup, other European and Intercontinental Cup. Pero sobre todo, 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 de julio, 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.

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.

Zidane and the Galacticos

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, donde, sin embargo, 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. En especial, 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.

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.

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

Zidane's header on Materazzi

En el 2006, Zizou decided to hang up his boots, not before going to his last big event: el Mundial 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. Sin embargo, their expulsion in the last act of a level playing field for assaulting an extraordinary career Materazzi fogged with outstanding 1 Mundial, 1 Eurocopa, 1 European Cup and Golden Ball.

Zidane's career as Real Madrid coach

If Poe had not been enough of a legend on the field, Zizou also decided to be a coach. And he first started as Carlo Ancelotti's second in the Champions League. 2014. Then he briefly went to Real Madrid Castilla to jump to the Real Madrid first team and win 3 Champions more as a coach. And he trained the Madrid team in 2 etapas diferentes.

Zinedine Zidane
Zidane won 3 Champions as coach of Real Madrid. FOTO: https://depositphotos.com/es/

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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