Zinedine Zidane Biography
Birthday: June 23, 1972 (Cancer)
Born In: La Castellane, Marseille, France
Talk about the talismans in the soccer world and the list would be incomplete without mentioning the name of the much skilled and talented Zinedine Zidane. A magnificent professional, Zidane is one of the greatest players in the history of football. A master at the fundamentals and techniques of the game, Zidane is known for his great control and dribbling skills, in addition to his magic touch, focused vision, and great leadership traits. During his playing years, he was one of the best players when it came to receiving and controlling the ball. In his 108 international outings, he scored 31 goals. Zidane’s passion for the game started when he was young. Back then, little did people known that he would create history in the soccer world with his amazing talent and prowess. He had an amazing career graph with a win each at the ‘FIFA World Cup’ (1998) and ‘Euro’ (2000), playing for France. During his time as a player, he was the most prominent player for France. For his excellence, Zidane has been bestowed with many coveted awards and honors, including the ‘FIFA World Player of the Year’ and ‘Ballon D'Or.’ He was awarded the 2006 ‘FIFA World Cup Golden Ball’ on his retirement for his outstanding contribution to the game.