ZINEDINE ZIDANE





Writing, Section 5





July 9, 2004


Zinedine Zidane, also known as Zizou, is not only the best soccer player in the world, but also is really a winner. Since he was a kid, zizou was much better than others.


Zinedine Zidane was born on june 23, 1972 in Marseille, France. Zizou got his start in soccer at an early age in a small club named Saint Henri Club. At the age of 14, Zizou participated in the first junior selection for the league championship. At the age of 16 he moved to Cannes and then he became professional player.


Zinedine played his first professional game at the age of 17 and he scored his first goal on February 8th, 1991. After 91-92 season he moved to Bordeaux team after he was asked to sign four year contract. Zidane was the best player in France and he felt that was the time to prove his abilities into a “big team”, and Juventus (one of the best Italian teams) was the chosen.


It was with Juventus that Zizou won a lot of titles like Serie A title, Italians Cups and others, but the most important were the Golden Ball and that he was named by the FIFA (International Soccer Federation) best player of the year.


In 2001, Zizou became the most expensive player in soccer history when he signed with Real Madrid, named by the FIFA the best team in the history of soccer, for almost 66 million dollars. With the “Merengue Team” Zizou has won titles like European Champions League and Spanish League. Actually he still playing with Real Madrid, beside others “All-Star” players like Figo, Beckham, Ronaldo, Raul, Casillas, and Roberto Carlos. Zidane not only has won titles with clubs, but also with National Frenc Team he won the World Cup of France in 1998 and The Eurocup of Netherlands in 2000.


In the non professional front, Zizou is married with Veronique, a Spanish Dancer with who has two sons, Enzo (in honor to the Great Urguayan Player Enzo Francescoli) and Luca. His family have been the most important motivation to him to become a winner in his professional life.


Zinedine not only has earned money playing soccer, but also he has promoted a slew of sports products and also he has been while three years Christian Dior’s first male model.


In conclusion, Zizou is a great player, and he is considered one of the most winner players in the story of the world, who has earned a lot of money not only playing soccer, but also making ads and modeling.