Zinedine Zidane

Date of birth23 June 1972
Place of birthMarseille
NationalityFrench
Weight80 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionMidfielder

One of the world's greatest players, Zinedine Zidane (popularly known as 'Zizou') is a supreme playmaker in the centre of the park.

He made his international debut against Czech Republic in 1994 and has now amassed over 100 caps. He led his country to victory over Brazil in the 1998 World Cup, contributing two goals in the 3-0 win, and also to the European Championship title in 2000.

At club level, he developed with Cannes and Bordeaux before joining Juventus in 1996 where he was a key member of their team that won the Serie A title in 1996-97 and 1997-98.

In July 2001, he became the world's most expensive player when he was sold to Real Madrid for a fee of £47.7 million.

Zidane was European Footballer of the Year in 1998 and FIFA World Footballer of the Year in both 1998 and 2000.

Zidane missed the first two games of the 2002 finals after tearing a thigh muscle in a pre-tournament friendly with South Korea.

Having stated he will retire at the end of the tournament, Zidane captained France at the 2006 finals in Germany and - four days after his 34th birthday - scored their third goal as they beat Spain 3-1 in the Round of 16.

Zizou scored the 33rd minute penalty that gave France a 1-0 win against Portugal in the semi-final. It meant he would play the last game of his career in the World Cup Final.

After giving France a 7th minute lead from the penalty spot, his career ended abruptly when he was sensationally sent-off for headbutting defender Marco Materazzi. Italy went on to win the final on penalties.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
AS Cannes 01 Jul 1990 01 Jul 1992
Bordeaux 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 1996
Juventus 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 2001
Real Madrid 01 Jul 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Juventus UEFA Champions League 1
1997-98 Europe International Friendly 1
1997-98 Juventus UEFA Champions League 2
1
1998-99 Juventus UEFA Champions League 2
1998-99 World XI FIGC Centenary 1
2000-01 Juventus Serie A 33
6
2
2000-01 Juventus UEFA Champions League 4
2
2001-02 Real Madrid Primera Liga 31
7
3
2001-02 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 9
3
1
2002-03 Real Madrid Primera Liga 32
1
9
4
2002-03 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 14
3
2003-04 Real Madrid Primera Liga 33
6
5
1
2003-04 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 10
3
1
2004-05 Real Madrid Primera Liga 27
2
6
6
2005-06 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
20 Nov 1996 Manchester United v Juventus W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group C
01 Oct 1997 Manchester United v Juventus L 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group B
10 Dec 1997 Juventus v Manchester United W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
07 Apr 1999 Manchester United v Juventus D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
21 Apr 1999 Juventus v Manchester United L 2-3
Agg: 3-4
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
13 Sep 2000 Hamburger SV v Juventus D 4-4 UEFA Champions League Group E
19 Sep 2000 Juventus v Panathinaikos W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
26 Sep 2000 Juventus v Deportivo La Coruña D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
01 Oct 2000 Napoli v Juventus W 1-2 Serie A 1
15 Oct 2000 Juventus v Bari W 2-0 Serie A 2
21 Oct 2000 AC Milan v Juventus D 2-2 Serie A 3
24 Oct 2000 Juventus v Hamburger SV L 1-3 UEFA Champions League Group E
01 Nov 2000 Juventus v Udinese L 1-2 Serie A 4
05 Nov 2000 Reggina v Juventus W 0-2 Serie A 5
11 Nov 2000 Juventus v Lazio D 1-1 Serie A 6
19 Nov 2000 Brescia v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 7
26 Nov 2000 Juventus v Verona W 2-1 Serie A 8
03 Dec 2000 Inter Milano v Juventus D 2-2 Serie A 9
10 Dec 2000 Juventus v Parma W 1-0 Serie A 10
17 Dec 2000 Lecce v Juventus W 1-4 Serie A 11
22 Dec 2000 AS Roma v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 12
06 Jan 2001 Juventus v Fiorentina D 3-3 Serie A 13
14 Jan 2001 Juventus v Bologna W 1-0 Serie A 14
21 Jan 2001 Perugia v Juventus W 0-1 Serie A 15
28 Jan 2001 Juventus v Vicenza W 4-0 Serie A 16
03 Feb 2001 Atalanta v Juventus L 2-1 Serie A 17
11 Feb 2001 Juventus v Napoli W 3-0 Serie A 18
18 Feb 2001 Bari v Juventus W 0-1 Serie A 19
25 Feb 2001 Juventus v AC Milan W 3-0 Serie A 20
04 Mar 2001 Udinese v Juventus W 0-2 Serie A 21
11 Mar 2001 Juventus v Reggina W 1-0 Serie A 22
18 Mar 2001 Lazio v Juventus L 4-1 Serie A 23
01 Apr 2001 Juventus v Brescia D 1-1 Serie A 24
14 Apr 2001 Juventus v Inter Milano W 3-1 Serie A 26
22 Apr 2001 Parma v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 27
29 Apr 2001 Juventus v Lecce D 1-1 Serie A 28
06 May 2001 Juventus v AS Roma D 2-2 Serie A 29
11 May 2001 Fiorentina v Juventus D 0-0 Serie A 30
20 May 2001 Bologna v Juventus W 1-4 Serie A 31
27 May 2001 Juventus v Perugia W 1-0 Serie A 32
10 Jun 2001 Vicenza v Juventus W 0-3 Serie A 33
17 Jun 2001 Juventus v Atalanta W 2-1 Serie A 34


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 France UEFA Under-18 1
2
1989-90 France Under-18 2
1
1990-91 France Toulon Under-21 1
1
1990-91 France UEFA Under-21 1
1991-92 France UEFA Under-21 1
1
1991-92 France Under-21 1
1
1992-93 France Mediterranean Games 2
2
1
1992-93 France UEFA Under-21 3
1993-94 France UEFA Under-21 6
1
1993-94 France Under-21 1
1994-95 France B International 1
1994-95 France International Friendly
1
2
1994-95 France UEFA European Championship 1
1
1995-96 France International Friendly 4
1
1
1995-96 France UEFA European Championship 9
2
1
1996-97 France International Friendly 5
1
1996-97 France Tournoi de France 2
1
1
1997-98 France FIFA World Cup 5
2
1
1
1997-98 France International Friendly 5
1
2
1997-98 France King Hassan II Cup 2
1
1998-99 France International Friendly 3
1998-99 France UEFA European Championship 3
1999-00 France Hassan II Tournament 1
1
1
1999-00 France International Friendly 4
1
1
1999-00 France UEFA European Championship 8
3
2000-01 France Childrens Charity 1
2000-01 France International Friendly 6
2
1
2001-02 France FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 France International Friendly 8
1
1
2002-03 France International Friendly 2
2002-03 France UEFA European Championship 5
3
2003-04 France FIFA Centenary International 1
2003-04 France International Friendly 4
1
2003-04 France UEFA European Championship 6
3
2
2005-06 France FIFA World Cup 10
4
4
1
2005-06 France International Friendly 5
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
04 Aug 1989 Poland v France L 2-1 U18
20 Sep 1989 France v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 U18
11 Oct 1989 France v England D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
28 Oct 1989 Czechoslovakia v France D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
29 Nov 1989 France v Greece L 1-2 UEFA U18 Group 3
04 Apr 1990 France v East Germany W 4-0 U18
29 Mar 1991 France v Albania W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group
30 May 1991 France v Scotland D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
01 Jun 1991 France v Poland W 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
13 Aug 1991 Poland v France D 1-1 U21
03 Sep 1991 Czechoslovakia v France L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group
11 Oct 1991 Spain v France D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group
16 Feb 1993 Israel v France W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 6
26 Mar 1993 Austria v France W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
28 Apr 1993 France v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
17 Jun 1993 France v Turkey D 1-1 MEDITERRANEAN GAMES
19 Jun 1993 France v Tunisia W 2-0 MEDITERRANEAN GAMES
21 Jun 1993 France v Croatia D 3-3 MEDITERRANEAN GAMES
24 Jun 1993 France v Turkey L 0-1 Mediterranean Games
21 Aug 1993 Sweden v France D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
07 Sep 1993 Finland v France W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
12 Oct 1993 France v Israel W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
16 Feb 1994 France v Poland W 3-1 U21
09 Mar 1994 France v Russia W 2-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
23 Mar 1994 Russia v France W 0-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
15 Apr 1994 France v Italy L 0-0 (3-5) UEFA U21 Semi-final
17 Aug 1994 France v Czech Republic D 2-2 International Friendly
08 Oct 1994 France v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
17 Jan 1995 France v Belarus W 1-0 B INTER
26 Apr 1995 France v Slovakia W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
22 Jul 1995 Norway v France D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 1995 France v Poland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
06 Sep 1995 France v Azerbaijan W 10-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 Oct 1995 Romania v France W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Nov 1995 France v Israel W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
24 Jan 1996 France v Portugal W 3-2 International Friendly
21 Feb 1996 France v Greece W 3-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1996 Germany v France W 0-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1996 France v Armenia W 2-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1996 Romania v France W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Jun 1996 France v Spain D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
18 Jun 1996 France v Bulgaria W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
23 Jun 1996 France v Netherlands W 0-0 (5-4) UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 1996 France v Czech Republic L 0-0 (5-6) UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
31 Aug 1996 France v Mexico W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Oct 1996 France v Turkey W 4-0 International Friendly
09 Nov 1996 Denmark v France L 1-0 International Friendly
22 Jan 1997 Portugal v France W 0-2 International Friendly
26 Feb 1997 France v Netherlands W 2-1 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 France v Sweden W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1997 France v Brazil D 1-1 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
07 Jun 1997 France v England L 0-1 Tournoi de France
11 Jun 1997 France v Italy D 2-2 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
11 Oct 1997 France v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
12 Nov 1997 France v Scotland W 2-1 International Friendly
28 Jan 1998 France v Spain W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Feb 1998 France v Norway D 3-3 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Sweden v France D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Belgium v France W 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
29 May 1998 Morocco v France W 2-2 (6-5) KING HASSAN II CUP
05 Jun 1998 Finland v France W 0-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 1998 France v South Africa W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 1998 France v Saudi Arabia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
03 Jul 1998 Italy v France W 0-0 (4-3) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
08 Jul 1998 France v Croatia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
12 Jul 1998 Brazil v France W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Final
19 Aug 1998 Austria v France D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Iceland v France D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
10 Oct 1998 Russia v France W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Oct 1998 France v Andorra W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
20 Jan 1999 France v Morocco W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 1999 England v France W 0-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Ukraine v France D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
08 Sep 1999 Armenia v France W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Oct 1999 France v Iceland W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
13 Nov 1999 France v Croatia W 3-0 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 France v Poland W 1-0 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 France v Slovenia W 3-2 International Friendly
28 May 2000 Croatia v France W 0-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 France v Japan D 2-2 Hassan II Tournament
06 Jun 2000 Morocco v France W 1-5 HASSAN II Tournament
11 Jun 2000 France v Denmark W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
16 Jun 2000 Czech Republic v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
25 Jun 2000 France v Spain W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
28 Jun 2000 France v Portugal W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
02 Jul 2000 France v Italy W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Final
16 Aug 2000 France v World XI W 5-1 Childrens Charity
02 Sep 2000 France v England D 1-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 2000 Turkey v France W 0-4 International Friendly
27 Feb 2001 France v Germany W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 France v Japan W 5-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Spain v France L 2-1 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 France v Portugal W 4-0 International Friendly
15 Aug 2001 France v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Chile v France L 2-1 International Friendly
06 Oct 2001 France v Algeria W 4-1 International Friendly
11 Nov 2001 Australia v France D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 France v Romania W 2-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 France v Scotland W 5-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 France v Russia D 0-0 International Friendly
26 May 2002 Korea Republic v France W 2-3 International Friendly
11 Jun 2002 Denmark v France L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
21 Aug 2002 Tunisia v France D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Cyprus v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
12 Oct 2002 France v Slovenia W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
16 Oct 2002 Malta v France W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 1
12 Feb 2003 France v Czech Republic L 0-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 France v Malta W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
02 Apr 2003 Israel v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
20 Aug 2003 Switzerland v France W 0-2 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Slovenia v France W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 Oct 2003 France v Israel W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Nov 2003 Germany v France W 0-3 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Belgium v France W 0-2 International Friendly
20 May 2004 France v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA Centenary International
06 Jun 2004 France v Ukraine W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2004 France v England W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
17 Jun 2004 Croatia v France D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
21 Jun 2004 Switzerland v France W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
25 Jun 2004 France v Greece L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
17 Aug 2005 France v Ivory Coast W 3-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 France v Faroe Islands W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Sep 2005 Republic of Ireland v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
08 Oct 2005 Switzerland v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Oct 2005 France v Cyprus W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Mar 2006 France v Slovakia L 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 2006 France v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2006 France v Denmark W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2006 France v China PR W 3-1 International Friendly
13 Jun 2006 France v Switzerland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
18 Jun 2006 France v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
27 Jun 2006 Spain v France W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
01 Jul 2006 Brazil v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
05 Jul 2006 France v Portugal W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
09 Jul 2006 Italy v France L 1-1 (3-5) FIFA World Cup Final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.