Zinedine Zidane Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Zinedine Yazid Zidane

Nick Name

Zizou

Zinedine Zidane looks during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016 in Milan
Zinedine Zidane looks during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016 in Milan

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Marseille, France

Nationality

French

Education

Zidane’s educational background is not known.

Occupation

Former professional footballer

Family

  • Father – Smail Zidane (Nightwatchman and warehouseman at a department store)
  • Mother – Malika Zidane (Homemaker)
  • Siblings – Lila Zidane (Sister), Farid Zidane (Brother), Madjid Zidane (Brother), Nourredine Zidane (Brother)
  • Others – Jonathan Zidane (Cousin)

Manager

Zidane is signed with Alain Migliaccio.

Position

Attacking Midfielder

Shirt Number

5

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 0¾ in or 185 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Since May 28, 1994, Zidane is married to Veronique Zidane. Together they have 4 children Enzo (b. March 24, 1995), Luca (b. May 13, 1998), Theo (b. May 18, 2002), and Elyas (b. December 26, 2005).

Zinedine Zidane and Veronique Zidane
Zinedine Zidane and Veronique Zidane

Race / Ethnicity

White

Zidane is of Algerian Kabyle Berber descent.

Hair Color

Bald

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Bald
  • Smile

Measurements

  • Chest – 40 in or 102 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 13.5 in or 34 cm
  • Waist – 30.5 in or 78 cm
Zinedine Zidane shirtless body
Zinedine Zidane shirtless body

Shoe Size

10.5 (US) or 44 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

The popular Zizou has taken a part in TV commercials for Adidas (2000, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2015, 2016), Foot +, Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A insurance (2006), Visa, Grand Optical, Luis Vuitton, etc.

He has signed endorsement contracts with Lego, France Telecom, Audi, Volvic.

It is good to mention that Zidane was Christian Dior’s first male model.

In 2010, he has also appeared in print ads for Louis Vuitton deluxe luggage.

Religion

Non practicing Muslim

Best Known For

Zidane is widely known as one of the best footballers that have ever played this sport. He is recognized for his rarely seen qualities such as great vision, ball technique and great scoring skills with both legs.

Zinedine will also be remembered for his achievements as a footballer, winning numerous titles including Champions League, La Liga, Serie A, a World Cup and European Cup titles with the national team of France.

It is worth to mention that Zidane won the Ballon d’Or for best European Player of the Year (Nowadays known as FIFA Ballon d’Or).

First Football Match

On May 18, 1989, Zinedine debuted for Cannes in a match against Nantes.

He played his first official match for the French national team on August 17, 1994 against the Czech Republic. Zidane scored twice in his team’s 2-2 draw.

As a coach, Zidane led Real Madrid on January 9, 2016 in a 5-0 success over Deportivo La Coruna.

Strengths

As an active footballer, Zidane had these qualities –

  • Ball control (Technique)
  • Playmaking
  • Vision
  • Focus
  • Finishing
  • Passing
  • Long Shots

Weaknesses

Zidane had no weaknesses as a player.

First Film

In 2008, Zidane played as Numérodis in the movie Asterix at the Olympic Games. It was his first movie as an actor.

He was already seen in numerous TV movies and documentaries before that. In 2007, Zinedine appeared as himself in sports film Goal II: Living the Dream.

First TV Show

Other than football matches itself, Zizou appeared in the TV Series Gomorron in 1998 as himself.

Personal Trainer

Zidane’s workout and diet programs are not known.

Zinedine Zidane Favorite Things

Unknown

Zinedine Zidane in action during the Bernard Lama jubilee match in Paris June 11, 2011
Zinedine Zidane in action during the Bernard Lama jubilee match in Paris June 11, 2011

Zinedine Zidane Facts

  1. Zinedine’s parents shifted to Paris (in France) from a region called Kabylie in northern Algeria in 1953.
  2. In the mid-1960’s, Zidane’s family again changed their living place, this time settling in Marseille (in France).
  3. As a kid, Zizou idolized players such as Blaz Sliskovic, Enzo Francescoli, and Jean-Pierre Papin.
  4. He started playing football at the age of five with a group of children on a football court in the neighborhood he lived in.
  5. When he was 10, Zidane received a license and joined a team named US Saint-Henri. He spent a year and a half in the club before he transferred to SO September-Les-Vallons.
  6. Zidane was spotted by AS Cannes’ agent when he attended a three-day camp at the Regional Centre for Sports and Physical Education (CREPS), a football institution ran by the French Football Federation. At the time, Zizou was 14 years old.
  7. When Zidane first went to AS Cannes, he planned on staying for six weeks, but eventually, six weeks turned into four years and a playing spot in the senior team.
  8. At AS Cannes, many times, Zinedine was bullied because of his race and family which led him to being angry and sensitive. However, his trainer at the time, Jean Varraud taught him how to control and express his anger on the football pitch.
  9. He scored his first professional goal for AS Cannes on February 10, 1991. He was given a car as a present by Cannes’ director Alain Pedretti after a promise he made once Zidane scores a goal for his team.
  10. Zidane joined Girondins de Bordeaux before the start of 1992-1993 season.
  11. In 1996, Zizou was named Ligue 1 Player of the Year.
  12. In 1998, Zidane was selected for the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
  13. In 2001, Zinedine transferred to the Spanish Primera Division team Real Madrid for a price of 75 million euros in a four-year deal.
  14. On April 26, 2006, Zizou stated that after the 2006 World Cup in Germany, he would retire from professional football.
  15. On May 7, 2006, Zidane played his last professional match against Villarreal. During the match, his teammates wore shirts with the words “ZIDANE 2001-2006” and 80,000 Madrid’s fans held up a banner with the words “Thanks for the magic”.
  16. Despite Zidane already had Algerian and French citizenship, he couldn’t play for the Algerian senior team because he had already competed for France.
  17. He won the 1998 World Cup with France.
  18. In 2001, Zizou was selected as a new UN Goodwill Ambassador.
  19. In 2013, Zidane was hired as a new assistant trainer to Carlo Ancelotti in Real Madrid.
  20. In 2014, he was placed as the new manager of Real Madrid Castilla (Madrid’s B team).
  21. On January 4, 2016, Real Madrid displaced Rafa Benitez and named Zinedine, the new head coach of the team. He signed a two-and-a-half-year contract.
  22. After winning the 2015-2016 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Zizou became the seventh man and first French coach to achieve a UEFA Champions League title both as a player and a manager.
  23. He is a national hero in France.
  24. He captained the French national team during numerous events.
  25. Follow Zidane on Instagram.

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