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ZINEDINE ZIDANE
« on: January 30, 2007, 12:06:36 AM »
ZINEDINE ZIDANE

On July 9, France lost the FIFA world cup final to Italy. The match pulled the curtain on French captain Zinedine Zidane magnificent career, as he retired from international soccer. Let us look into the life and illustrious career of one of the greatest footballers of all time.
       Zidane or “Zizou” as his fans know him was born in Marseille, French national, to Algerian parents on June 23, 1972. He played for French national team (1994-2006) as well as four European Clubs, namely: Cannes (1988-92) , Bordeaux (1992-6), Juventus (1996-2001) and lastly Real Madrid (1996-2001).
     The eagerly anticipated FIFA world cup was here. In the quarter finals, it was a rematch of 1998 final against Brazil. The only goal was scored by Thierry Henry but Zidane’s clever technique made him Man of the Match. In the semi finals against Portugal, Zidane’s penalty kick against Ricardo set up a final clash between France and Italy!
         On July 9, Zidane played his final game. He was quick to score a goal, becoming one of the few players to have the honors of scoring in two World cup finals. In the massive controversy, Italy won the penalty shoot out 5-3 and won the World cup.


                    ZIDANE TRIVIA

•   Zidane has earned a great deal through endorsements. He has had sponsorship deals with companies such as Adidas, Lego, and Orange etc. In 2004, he was on Forbes list of highest earning athletes.
•   In 2001, Zidane was appointed the UN’s Development Programmed Goodwill   Ambassador for the fight against poverty.
•   He has been voted France’s most popular personality numerous times, most recently in 2006.

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Re: ZINEDINE ZIDANE
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 11:27:44 PM »
                                  HONOURS
With The French National team
     FIFA WORLD CUP
Winner: 1998
Runner-up: 2006
Appearance: 1998, 2002, 2006
European Championship: 1996
Winner: 2000
Appearance: 1996, 2000, 2004

 With Juventus F.C
Italian League:
  Serie A champions (scudetto): 1996\1997, 1997\1998
  European Super Cup: 1996
  Intercontinental Cup: 1996
  Italian Super cup: 1997

With Real Madrid
 Spanish Super Cup: 2001, 2003
 UEFA Champions League: 2001\2003
 Intercontinental Cup: 2002
 Spanish League Champion: 2002\2003
 European Super Cup: 2002

Personal Honors
FIFA World Player of the Year: 1998, 2000, 2003
 European Football of the Year: 1998
 UEFA Champions League Most Valuable Player: 2001-02
 UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll (Best European player of the past 50 years): 2004
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball Award: 2006[\color]

 
 


 

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Re: ZINEDINE ZIDANE
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007, 12:48:56 AM »
 Zidane was born in Marseilles in France in 1972. He is French of Algerian origin. Algeria is in North Africa and at one time was a colony of France.

Zinedine weighs about 80 kg and is 1metre 85cm in height. He plays as a midfielder.

Zinedine's career started playing for Bordeau, a French team. Here, he played for four seasons and became an international player for France. In 1996, Zinedine joined Juventus, the team from Milan in Italy. since then he has helped his Juventus team mates to win many awards, including the National Championship title 1996/97, the Toyota Cup 1996/97 and the European Supercup 1996/97 .

In 1998, France hosted the 16th World Cup for soccer. The French team were given an outside chance of winning but to everyone's surprise they made it through to the finals. In the final, France faced a head on clash with the defending World Champions, Brazil.

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Re: ZINEDINE ZIDANE
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