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LA LIGA’S GREATEST – Zinedine Zidane


The mercurial Frenchman arrived at the Bernabeu in 2001 after Real Madrid paid a reported £52 million to Italian side Juventus for his services.

Zidane went on to make over 200 appearances for the club and established himself as one of the greatest players to have worn the famous white shirt.

The attacking midfielder scored an impressive 49 goals during his career in the Spanish capital and is one of only two players to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year on three separate occasions.

Born in Marseille to Algerian parents, Zidane had a glittering career that saw him play for Cannes, Bordeaux in his homeland before moving to Italy in 1996.

It was his time at Real Madrid however, that cemented his place among the greatest players in the history of football.

He scored the winning goal in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final and also netted twice as France beat Brazil 3-1 to lift the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Zidane won one La Liga title, a UEFA Supercup, one Spanish Supercup and the 2002 Intercontinental Cup during his time in Madrid.

Named as Jorge Valdano’s successor as Sporting Director at the Bernabeu during the summer, Zinedine Zidane is one of the finest footballers to have ever graced the stadiums of Spain.

A true legend.


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