Zinedine Zidane

Zizou, the perfect midfielder, known for his Flair, balance and close control marks him as one of the greatest of all time.

https://www.football4football.com/storage/img/articleimages/originals/1NxYAe9AdZy5tEshfamwyLEe3hbSC1FDt01.jpg FRENCH FLAIR: Zidane used all of his incredible skills to beat players at and start attacks for any team he played for.

The Player


He is known widely for this iconic moment (the head-butt), but he was far more than that. He scored the decisive goal in a Champions League Final, using his great skills on the pitch. Zidane was one of Real Madrid's "Galacticos" when they signed him from Juventus for a world-record transfer fee. 


Key Skills
  • Close control
  • Change of direction
  • Creativity in midfield


Zidane always showed his great close control in any situation


Quick Facts
  • 1. 1998 Balon d'Or winner
  • 2. Zidane's parents are both from Algeria
  • 3. His transfer record fee took 7 years to be bettered





Final Note

possibly the most intelligent footballer of all time. Zidane made the game look so easy and he never seemed rushed.