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Keywords: football, soccer, zinedine zidane
Description: Zinedine Zidane pictures and biography

Zidane is Christian Dior's first male model. That is about the extent of his women magnetism. He isn't a heartthrob like David Beckham. or charming like Luis Figo. He is Zinedine Zidane, one of the world's most boring players. Does he care? Of course not, he has a lovely wife and two kids, and all the love he ever needs (though we can imagine the propositions uninhibited French women have thrown his way).

Zidane now makes over $5 million US a year, plus much more from endorsements from Ford and Volvic. Now that he is in Real Madrid, he will surely add several Spanish companies to the mix.

As a professional, he has reached the UEFA Cup final with French side Bordeaux. With Juventus he won the 1996 European Super Cup, the 1997 and 1998 Italian Championship, and was of course a finalist at the most prestigious club tournament, the Champions League in 1997 and 1998.

On the international level, the aforementioned World Cup and European Championship are among the biggest accomplishments one can get. European Footballer of the Year and FIFA World Player of the Year awards aren't bad either, right?

Zinedine Zidane (a.k.a. Zizou) was born June 23, 1972, in Marseille, France. Zidane got his start in football (known as soccer in North America) at an early age, when he joined the US Saint-Henri club.

He moved on to Septemes Sports Olympiques after the coach convinced the director of the club to sign him. After leaving Septemes at the age of 14, Zidane participated in the first year junior selection for the league championship, the same year he was discovered.

He was called in for 3 days at the sport regional center in Aix-en-Provence, where Jean Varraud, Cannes' recruiter, noticed the French/Algerian player. He ventured off to Cannes for what was intended to be a six-week stay, but remained even longer. Playing with professionals at the age of 16, it would only be a matter of time when he too would turn pro, and he knew he was on his way to realizing his dreams.

Showing the determination of an athlete who wants to exceed expectations, Zidane had played his first game in First Division at the age of 17, and it was from then that football went from an ambition to a passion. The Cannes midfielder scored his first goal on February 8th, 1991 (he received a Clio as a promise from the Cannes President, who promised him a car when he scored his first goal as a professional), and his first season with the club was marked by a qualification for the UEFA Cup.

Zidane's second season with Cannes wasn't as promising, but on the non-professional front he met his future wife Veronique, a Spanish dancer. After a lukewarm 91-92 season, Zidane felt it was time for a change and switched to Bordeaux after he was asked to sign a four-year contract. Marseille also wanted Zidane, but Bordeaux proved to want him more.

His beginning with Bordeaux was hard on 24-year-old Zidane, as it forced him to adapt, but once he did, he did so with flying colors. Not only did Bordeaux qualify every year that Zidane played with the team, but Bordeaux also qualified for the UEFA Cup through Intertoto and went to the final in 95-96, Zidane's last year with the team.

At the same time, Juventus sought out Zidane, and after his four crucial seasons with Bordeaux, he moved to Torino. Again, Zidane was forced to adapt to the Italian way of playing as well as to the lifestyle, but after his first year, he was a bona fide star.

It was with Juventus that Zidane won titles, as Winner of the 1996 European Super Cup, the 1996 European/South American Cup, Winner of the 1997 League Super Cup, named 1997 and 1998 Italy Champion, and Finalist of the 1997 and 1998 Champions League.

His individual awards include the Golden Ball in 1998, and he was named Best Player of the Year by the FIFA in 1998 and 2000.

In 2001, Zizou became the most expensive player in football history when Real Madrid acquired him for 46 million pounds (roughly $66 million USD). His tenure with the Spanish giants has done nothing but cement his reputation as one of the all-time greats of European football.

Zinedine and Veronique have two sons, Enzo (named after Enzo Francescoli) and Luca. In addition to promoting a slew of sports products, Zidane is also Christian Dior's first male model.






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