Why Zinedine Zidane is Considered The Legend? – SporsOwls

Zinedine Zidane - Know why Zidane is All-Admired? See his records in the World Cup, Champions League, Real Madrid, Coaching Career, Net worth and more

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Zinedine Zidane (France) well known as ‘Zizou “is one of the greatest footballers of all time. The legendary footballer Zinedine Zidane has won all the desired trophies in his playing career and has unique achievements as a coach. During Zidane's coaching tenure, Real Madrid brought three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles to the Santiago Bernabeu, a record not only for Zidane but in Champions League history. What's more, he is the only footballer to have won the league title and the Champions League title as a player and as a coach for the same club (Real Madrid).

Aside from his brilliant records in club football, and successful coaching career, Zidane is considered one of the greatest players in the World Cup. Zidane played 108 matches for the French National Football Team and he is the fourth-most capped player in French Football. Zidane won one FIFA World Cup in 1998 where he scored twice in the final. Zidane won UEFA Euro 2000, where he was named player of the tournament.  Anyhow, if you would like to know more about Zidane’s records and his achievements in football, then this post is for you. Then keep continuing to read;

Zidane’s Records in the FIFA World Cups

How many World Cups has Zidane played? 

Zinedine Zidane has played three FIFA World Cups during his career in 1998, 2002, and 2006, and won one World Cup in 1998. In the FIFA World Cups, Zidane played 12 games, where he scored 5 goals, Among them, he scored two goals in the World Cup final in 1998, which helped France to win the FIFA World Cup for the first time in history.  Zidane is one of eight players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League, and the Ballon dÓr and he is the only fifth player to have scored most FIFA World Cup final matches, shared with Pele, Vava, Paul Breitner, and Kylian Mbappe.

Zinedine Zidane

Zidane’s Records in Club Football Career

Which club Zidane played for?

During his professional career, Zidane has played for four clubs, where he played 506 games and scored 95 goals. Zidane started his professional career with Cannes (French Football Club), and later he played for Bordeaux (France), Juventus (Italy), and Real Madrid (Spain). Here is the list:

  • Cannes: 1989-1992
  • Bordeaux: 1992-1996
  • Juventus: 1996-2001
  • Real Madrid: 2001-2006

How many League tiles has Zidane won?

Zidane has won 3 League titles during his professional Club Football career, where he won 2 Italian Serie-A league titles with Juventus while winning 1 La Liga league title with Real Madrid CF. 

  • Serie-A: 1996-97, and 1997-98
  • La Liga:  2002-03

How many Champions League tiles has Zidane won? 

Zidane won 1 UEFA Champions League title during his professional Club Football career with the Spanish Club Real Madrid CF in 2001-02, where he became UEFA Champions League runner-up twice in 1996-97, and 1997-98 with Juventus. Besides that Zidane has won 2 UEFA Super Cup titles, 1 with Juventus in 1996, and 1 with Real Madrid in 2002.

How many goals did Zidane score in the Champions League? 

Zidane scored 13 goals in 79 games in the UEFA Champions League and won 1 UEFA Champions League title with Real Madrid CF in the 2002-03 season. In the 2002 UEFA Champions League final, he scored a left-foot volleyed winner goal against Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) which is considered one of the greatest goals in the UEFA Champions League history.

How many goals did Zidane score for Real Madrid CF?

In 2001, Zidane joined Real Madrid CF (Spain) for a world-record fee of €77.5 million from the Italian Club Juventus. From 2001-2006, Zidane played 155 games for Real Madrid CF, where he scored 37 goals. With Real Madrid CF, Zidane has won 1 La Liga title (2002-03), 2 Copa Del Re titles(2001, and 2003), 1 UEFA Champions League title(2001-02), 1 UEFA Super Cup(2002), and 1 Intercontinental Cup(2002).

How many Ballon dOr Zidane has won?

In addition to winning numerous trophies and championship titles, Zidane won 1 Ballon d'Or in his career with Juventus in 1998, making him one of eight players to win the World Cup, UEFA Champions League, and Ballon d'Or in his career. Zidane has also won the most Onzedor awards, 7 times in his career (jointly tied with Cristiano Ronaldo).

Coaching Career of Zinedine Zidane

After retiring from International Football as a player, Zidane began his coaching career with Real Madrid CF (Spain). In his coaching tenure, Real Madrid became one of the most successful football teams not only in the Spanish League but also in the Champions League. In his two-year coaching career, Real Madrid won 2 La Liga Titles, 2 Copa Del Re Cups, 2 UEFA Super Cups, 2 FIFA Club World Cups, and most notably, a record 3 Successive UEFA Champions League titles. Zidane became the first manager to reach three consecutive UEFA Champions League finals, in 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18 and won all. Here are the details below:

  • La Liga Title: 2016-17, 2019-20
  • Copa Del re: 2017, 2019-20
  • UEFA Champions League Title: 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2016, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2016, 2017

What is the net worth of Zinedine Zidane?

Zinedine Zidane is one of the richest football players and a coach who has a net worth of $120 million. In 2001, Zidane joined Real Madrid CF (Spain) for a world-record fee of €77.5 million from the Italian Club Juventus, where Zedane earns an annual base salary of $ 14 million as a coach with Real Madrid. Apart from his salary, most of Zidane's income came from various endorsements with a wide range of brands, like Adidas, Lego, Christian Dior, and many more. In 2006, Zidane became the sixth-highest-paid footballer in the world, as he was included in an 8.6 million euro per year brand deal with his 6.4 million euro salary at Real Madrid. From 2001 to 2009, Zidane was the most expensive footballer in history.

When was Zinedine Zidane inducted into the Hall of Famer? 

'Zidane was awarded the Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1998, the National Order of Merit in 2006, and the Officer of the Legion of Honor in 2008. In 1998 and 2002 he was awarded the French Football of the Year award and was awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000, and 2003. In 2014, Zidane was inducted into the Real Madrid Hall of Fame. Aside from that, Zidane was awarded the most six FIFA World Player of the Year Awards.

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