Today’s profiling segment features Real Madrid legend and coach Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Yazid Zidane, born June 23, 1972 is a former French professional footballer and former manager for La Liga club Real Madrid, he is popularly known as Zizou.

Zizou began his senior career at Cannes before establishing himself as one of the best players in the French  Division 1 at Bordeaux.

Zidane’s performance in France caught the eye of Juventus, and in 1996 the French international joined the Old Ladies in the Serie A.

Following a successful spell in Italy, Zidane joined Real Madrid for a then world record fee of €77m in 2001. In Spain he won several trophies both domestically and internationally.

Owing 108 caps for the French national team to his name, Zidane won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, scoring twice in the final, against Brazil. In addition, he also played a big part as France won the Euro 2000.

Following his retirement, Zidane transitioned into coaching, and began his head coaching career at Real Madrid. In his initial two and a half seasons with the club, Zidane became the first manager to win the Champions League for three consecutive years [2016, 17 and 18].

Zidane trophies as a player

UEFA Into Cup – 2, Serie A – 2, Supercoppa Italians – 1, UEFA Super Cup – 2, Intercontinental Cup -2, La Liga -1, Spanish Super Cup 2, UEFA Champions League -1, 1998 FIFA World Cup and EURO 2000

Zidane trophies as a Real Madrid manager

La Liga – 1, UEFA Champions League -3, UEFA Super Cup -2, FIFA Club World Cup -2, Spanish Super Cup -2.

Zinedine Zidane the only manager to win three successive Champions League
Zinedine Zidane is the first and only manager to win three consecutive Champions League trophy

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