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Zinedine Zidane: He Conquered as a Player and now as a Coach (the rise of another great Coach).

Zinedine Zidane took his passion for the game of football to another level when he retired as a player and became a coach.

Zinedine Zidane popularly known as Zizou was born on 23 June 1972 at the city of Marseille, France. He Played as an attacking midfielder, as a Young lad then he started his Youth career at AS Foresta from 1981–1982 and later moved to US Saint-Henri, 1982–1983 where he played for two seasons. In 1983–1986 he moved to SO Septèmes-les-Vallons where he spent three seasons before Cannes came knocking where his senior career began at Cannes, he played 61 games and score 6 goals. In 1992 he move to Bordeaux were he played 139 and bagged 28 goals.

In 1995/1996 season, Zidane was outstanding and his display of quick foot saw the old ladies (Juventus) who are a force to recon with in Serie A and in Europe came calling. In 1996 Zidane moved to Juventus where he played 151 games and scored 24 goals 1996, at Juventus he won trophies including two Serie A titles. 

Sensational Zinedine Zidane at Madrid

In 2001 the Galactus (Real Madrid) came knocking which saw him moved to Real Madrid for a world record fee at the time of €77.5 million in 2001, which remained unmatched for the next eight years. In Spain, Zidane won several trophies, including a La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League. In Real Madrid he played 155 games and scored 37 goals. In the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final , he scored a left-foot volleyed winner which is considered to be one of the greatest goals in the competition's history.

After retiring as a player, Zidane transitioned into coaching, and began his head coaching career at Real Madrid Castilla and there he coached for two years due to the bad results of Madrid senior team Rafael Benitez wad sacked and replaced by Zidane which saw take over the helm of affaires of first team in January 2016. In his initial two and a half seasons with Madrid, Zidane became the first coach to win the Champions League three times consecutively, as well as winning the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup twice each, a La Liga title, and a Supercopa de España.

Zinedine Zidane Best FIFA Men's Coach 2017

This success led to Zidane being named Best FIFA Men's Coach in 2017, but he resigned in May 2018. Following poor results by the club in the subsequent months, Zidane returned to Real Madrid as manager in March 2019, and proceeded to win another La Liga and Supercopa de España title.

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