Zinedine Zidane Biography

Updated On Mar 03, 2019 Published On Oct 19, 2015
Facts of Zinedine Zidane
Date of Birth: 1972 , June-23
Birth Nation: France
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Zinedine Yazid Zidane
Nick Name Zizou
Father Smail Zidane
Mother Malika Zidane
Nationality French
Birth Place/City Marseilles
Religion Muslim
Profession Manager
Working For Real Madrid
Net Worth Around $70 Million
Special Title Maestro
Married to Veronica Fernandez
Children Enzo Alan Zidane Fernandez , Luca Zinedine Zidane , Theo Zidane Fernandez, Elyaz Zidane Fernandez
Awards 1.Player of the year 1998, 2000 and 2003 2.Fifa World cup 2006 golden ball
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Zinedine Zidane also known by his last name Zidane is a retired French professional football player and coach. He has managed world-class teams like Real Madrid from 2016 to 2018 and Real Madrid Castilla from 2014 to 2016. He is popular in the world for being the champion of the 1998 FIFA World Cup and also for head butting an opponent in 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Early Life And Family Of Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane was born Zinédine Yazid Zidane on 23 June 1972 and is 46 years old as of early 2019. He was born in the middle-class family in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France to father Smaïl Zidane and mother Malika Zidane. He is of French nationality and is of Algerian Kabyle Berber descent.

Zinedine Zidane's Career

Zinedine Zidane began his career as a football player from US Saint-Henri as a youth player in 1982. He finally made his senior team appearances from Cannes in 1989. He became associated with Real Madrid in 2001 and also scored 37 goals for the club.

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Zinedine started his coaching career in 2014 for Real Madrid Castilla for around two years till 2016. From 2016 to 2018, he coached Real Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane's Net Worth And Salary

Zinedine Zidane, who is regarded as one of the greatest players from all over the world, has earned hefty money from his professional football career.

As of early 2019, Zinedine Zidane's net worth is reported to be around $70 million. In January 2019, he received an annual salary of $50,000,000 from the Qatar National Team.

Zinedine earned an annual salary of $9,500,000 as the manager of Real Madrid in 2017 and 2018. In 2016, he received an annual salary of $6,140,000 as the manager of Real Madrid. 

Zinedine enjoys a lavish lifestyle driving an expensive cars collection. The total worth of his cars collection is $3,050,000 that includes Range Rover, Audi, and Ferrari.

Zinedine Zidane's Personal Life

While talking about Zinedine Zidane's personal life and current relationship status, he is a married man. He has been married to wife Véronique Fernández. Her full name is Véronique Fernandez-Lentisco and is a simple housewife.

It is said that they first met each other when he was playing from Cannes. They began their romantic love affairs since then and finally got married in 1994. They are still together with no sign of them getting divorced. They also have four children together. He is happy to have her as his loving spouse. 

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Born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône

June 23 , 1972

Zinedine Zidane was from the middle class family born as Zinédine Yazid Zidane in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France to Smaïl Zidane and Malika Zidane. He is French and is of Algerian Kabyle Berber descent.

Began dating Véronique Fernández

1988

He began dating Véronique Fernández from 1988. Her full name is Véronique Fernandez-Lentisco and she is simple housewife. It is said that they first met each other when he was playing from Cannes. 

Married to Véronique Fernández

May 28 , 1994

Zinedine Zidane is a married man. He has been married with Véronique Fernández. They began their romantic love affairs from 1988 and finally got married in 1994. They are still together and there is no any sign of them getting divorced. They also have four children together. 

First child, Enzo Fernández

March 24 , 1995

Enzo Fernández is his first child. His full name is Enzo Alan Zidane Fernández and he is a young football player from France and Spain. As a football player he plays as an attacking midfielder and he is currently associated with Real Madrid Castilla. 

Second child, Luca Zidane Fernández

May 13 , 1998

Luca Zidane Fernández is his second son. His full name is Luca Zinedine Zidane Fernández and he is also professional football player. As a player he plays as a goalkeeper and he is currently associated with Real Madrid Juvenil A.

Third child, Théo Zidane

May 18 , 2002

He became father for the third time in his life in 2002 after being married with his wife Véronique Fernández. He and his wife announced that they were expecting their third child together and she gave birth to their third child together on 18th of May. 

Fourth child, Elyaz Zidane Fernández

December 26 , 2005

Elyaz Zidane Fernández is his fourth child. Elyaz Zidane Fernández is also a football player and he is currently associated with Benjamin A. As a football player he plays as a midfielder. Elyaz was born on 26th of December. 

Began his football career

1982

Zinedine Zidane dreamed to be a great football player since his childhood days. He began his career as a football player from US Saint-Henri as a youth player and that was in 1982. After playing there for a year, he joined SO Septèmes-les-Vallons in 1983. 

Made his senior team appearances

1989

He joined Cannes Football Club in 1986 and from that time on till 1989 he played there as a youth player. He also made his senior team appearance from there and that was in 1989. He scored six goals out of his 61 appearances from there. 

Joined Juventus

1996

While he was in Bordeaux Football Club, he scored 28 goals out of his 139 appearances from there. He was building himself a promising attacking football player. In 1996, he was signed by Juventus and he played from there till the end of 2000 - 20001 sessions. 

Joined Real Madrid

2001

After scoring 24 goals from Juventus, he was scouted by several European giants Clubs all over the Europe. In 2001, Real Madrid offered him a massive contract and they were also able to sign his on the record fee. He joined them on a four-year contract. 

Won his first International cap

1994

After displaying impressive football from the Bordeaux football club, his international club desired to call him in his national team. He won his first international cap in 1994 and that was in the friendly match between France and Czech Republic. 

Won FIFA World Cup

1998

He won his first international cap in 1994 but his first international match was not that good as it ended in a 2-2 draw but he has wonderful days from the national team as he won FIFA World Cup with France in 1998. He played an important role to win this world cup. 

Won UEFA Champions League

2002

His days as a football player in Real Madrid were also successful one as he won several trophies there. He was also able to be the champion of Europe in 2002. That year he also became the champion of UEFA Super Cup.

Won UEFA Champions League Best Player

2011

His individual career as a football player is also kind of successful as he has also won several awards. In 2011, he received one of the prestigious awards in his life and that was UEFA Champions League Best Player of the past 20 years. 

Net Worth

2019

As of early 2019, Zinedine Zidane's net worth is reported to be around $70 million.