Zinedine Zidane

Born: June 23, 1972 (age 45)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Marseille, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Attacking midfielder
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
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Career History
Youth1986-1989AS Cannes
Senior1989-1992AS Cannes
1992-1996Bordeaux
1996-2001Juventus
2001-2006Real Madrid
International1994-2006France
Managerial2014-2016Real Madrid Castilla
2016-Real Madrid
Sports Mole has 1,369 articles about Zinedine Zidane. Articles 1 to 40:
Gareth Bale after Real Madrid's Champions League final victory over Juventus on June 6, 2017
Ryan Giggs: 'Gareth Bale has to start Champions League final'
Ryan Giggs insists that Gareth Bale will 'make a difference' if he is handed a starting spot for Real Madrid in their meeting with Liverpool on Saturday evening.
17:51
Sergio Ramos embraces Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Jurgen Klopp: 'Real Madrid more confident than Liverpool'
Jurgen Klopp hopes to get the better of Zinedine Zidane tactically in Saturday's Champions League final at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.
16:15
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Jurgen Klopp praises "brilliant" Zinedine Zidane ahead of final
Jurgen Klopp hails Zinedine Zidane for turning Real Madrid into a European force, with the Frenchman aiming to win a third successive Champions League crown.
16:05
Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the fourth during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Liverpool on December 17, 2017
Combined XI: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole picks a combined XI from those expected to be available for this weekend's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.
14:42
Isco in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
How Real Madrid could line up against Liverpool
Sports Mole predicts the starting lineup that Zinedine Zidane will name for Real Madrid's Champions League final meeting with Liverpool.
14:41
Sergio Ramos embraces Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Fernando Morientes: 'Success will come down to team'
Former Real Madrid and Liverpool forward Fernando Morientes says that Los Blancos will need to 'collectively play well' in order to triumph in the Champions League final.
May 24, 20:16
Jurgen Klopp in action during the Champions League quarter-final game between Liverpool and Manchester City on April 4, 2018
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole brings you predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the 2017-18 Champions League final as holders Real Madrid take on Liverpool in Kiev.
May 24, 18:32
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 21, 2018
Gareth Bale's record vs. Liverpool
Ahead of Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, Sports Mole looks at Gareth Bale's record against the Reds.
May 24, 15:16
Harry Kane and Sergio Ramos in action during the Champions League group game between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur on October 17, 2017
Sergio Ramos comments on Neymar, Real Madrid rumours
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos refuses to play down speculation that Neymar could move to the Bernabeu this summer.
May 23, 21:35
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Vicente del Bosque 'surprised by Zinedine Zidane's coaching career'
Former Real Madrid boss Vicente del Bosque says that he did not expect Zinedine Zidane to go into coaching one he had retired from professional football.
May 23, 19:12
Mohamed Salah celebrates during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Watford on March 17, 2018
Zinedine Zidane: 'I would not swap Cristiano Ronaldo for Mohamed Salah'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that he would not swap Cristiano Ronaldo for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
May 22, 21:29
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 21, 2018
Ryan Giggs backs Gareth Bale to star in Champions League final
Wales manager Ryan Giggs backs Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale to play a key role in the Champions League final on Saturday night.
May 22, 15:57
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 28,.2016
Zinedine Zidane picks out main attributes
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that "motivation and passion" are the two main skills that he brings to his position at the Bernabeu.
May 22, 11:36
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Zinedine Zidane: 'I am yet to decide starting XI'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane claims that he has still not decided his starting XI for Saturday's Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev.
May 22, 11:24
Dishevelled Reds boss Jurgen Klopp watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Xabi Alonso: 'Liverpool must keep emotions in check against Real Madrid'
Xabi Alonso advises Liverpool's players to keep a lid on their emotions for the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
May 21, 19:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Luca Zidane: 'Real Madrid debut tasted bittersweet'
Luca Zidane says that his Real Madrid debut 'tasted bittersweet', with the Spanish giants throwing away a two-goal advantage to draw 2-2 with Villarreal.
May 21, 15:24
Jurgen Klopp arrives for the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Jurgen Klopp relishing Zinedine Zidane battle
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that he is looking forward to taking on "great footballing legend" Zinedine Zidane in the Champions League final.
May 21, 10:49
Neymar in action for Paris Saint-Germain on November 22, 2017
Paris Saint-Germain president: 'Neymar tired of Real Madrid rumours'
Neymar "is tired" of rumours linking him with a Paris Saint-Germain exit as he has no plans on leaving Parc des Princes, according to president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
May 20, 17:58
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 21, 2018
Zinedine Zidane "pleased" with Gareth Bale form
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says that he is "pleased" with Gareth Bale's improved goalscoring form in the buildup to the Champions League final against Liverpool.
May 20, 13:16
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane watches on on November 1, 2017
Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid "ready" for Champions League final
Zinedine Zidane insists that Real Madrid are now "ready" for their meeting with Liverpool, despite not yet deciding on his starting lineup for the Champions League final.
May 20, 12:32
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have a chat during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Result: Villarreal fight back to draw with Real Madrid
Villarreal come from two goals behind to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid on the final weekend of the 2017-18 La Liga campaign.
May 19, 21:35
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 28,.2016
Zinedine Zidane stressed out over Real Madrid selection headache
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane admits that having a fully fit squad for the last two games of the season has left him feeling "fucked".
May 19, 15:23
Generic image of a locker room
Former UEFA president Michel Platini admits fixing 1998 World Cup draw
Michel Platini suggests that the 1998 World Cup draw was tampered with to increase the chances of France and Brazil meeting in the final, which proved to be the case.
May 18, 22:39
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 28,.2016
Zinedine Zidane: Retaining Champions League "would be huge" achievement
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane acknowledges the magnitude of potentially becoming the third person to win three European Cups.
May 18, 21:03
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Getafe and Real Madrid on October 14, 2017
Zinedine Zidane: 'Cristiano Ronaldo 120% fit for Champions League final'
Zinedine Zidane provides a positive update on the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo, who he expects to be in top shape for the Champions League final against Liverpool.
May 18, 20:51
Neymar in action for Brazil at the 2016 Olympic Games
Zinedine Zidane: 'Not right time to talk about Neymar rumours'
Zinedine Zidane says that he will only start commenting on Real Madrid's rumoured interest in Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar once the season is complete.
May 18, 19:39
Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the fourth during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Liverpool on December 17, 2017
Roberto Firmino: 'Liverpool will fight until the end against Real Madrid'
Roberto Firmino insists that Liverpool will "fight until the end" when they lock horns with Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26.
May 16, 19:51
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Result: Gareth Bale hits brace in thumping Real Madrid win
Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid record a 6-0 win over Celta Vigo in Saturday night's La Liga clash at the Bernabeu.
May 12, 21:32
Neymar in action for Paris Saint-Germain on November 22, 2017
'Proud' Neymar tweets amid Real Madrid links
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar says that he is "proud" to represent the French giants amid suggestions that he could join Real Madrid this summer.
May 12, 09:11
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Zinedine Zidane refuses to rule out Neymar move
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane refuses to rule out a potential summer move for Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar.
May 11, 22:48
General view inside the Bernabeu, taken February 2009
Francisco Gento: 'Beating Liverpool a piece of cake for Real Madrid'
Real Madrid legend Francisco Gento believes that beating Liverpool in the Champions League final will be "a piece of cake" for Zinedine Zidane's side.
May 10, 21:00
Steven Gerrard in charge of Liverpool under-19s on February 21, 2018
Steven Gerrard backs Liverpool to beat Real Madrid in Champions League final
Steven Gerrard insists that Liverpool have a "really good chance" against Real Madrid in the Champions League final despite many pundits describing the Reds as underdogs.
May 10, 20:50
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Live Commentary: Sevilla 3-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Sevilla's 3-2 win against Real Madrid, as the hosts continued their impressive record in this fixture.
May 9, 19:30
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Zinedine Zidane congratulates Barcelona on La Liga title win
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane congratulates Barcelona on their title win following an ill-tempered Clasico which ended 2-2 at Camp Nou.
May 7, 10:49
Cristiano Ronaldo is stunned during the Champions League group game between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid on November 1, 2017
Zinedine Zidane: 'Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Champions League final'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits that the severity of Cristiano Ronaldo's ankle injury is unknown, but allays concerns that he could miss the Champions League final.
May 7, 09:28
Cristiano Ronaldo scores past Gerard Pique during the Supercopa de Espana first-leg match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on August 13, 2017
Live Commentary: Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Barcelona's 2-2 draw with Real Madrid, as the hosts claimed a point despite being a man light for 45 minutes.
May 6, 19:14
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 21, 2018
Team News: BBC start El Clasico for Real Madrid
Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale all start for Real Madrid in Sunday's El Clasico with Barcelona at Camp Nou.
May 6, 18:41
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona on January 28, 2018
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the La Liga action as Barcelona welcome rivals Real Madrid as the sides meet in El Clasico at the Camp Nou.
May 4, 18:51
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in action during his side's Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur
Combined XI: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Ahead of the final El Clasico showdown of the season, Sports Mole selects the strongest combined XI using players from both sides of the divide.
May 4, 10:55
Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second during the Champions League semi-final game between Liverpool and Roma on April 24, 2018
Sergio Ramos: 'Real Madrid do not fear Liverpool star Mohamed Salah'
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos dismisses Liverpool star Mohamed Salah as "just one of 11 players" ahead of the two teams facing off in the Champions League final.
May 3, 22:52

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona38289199297093
2Atletico MadridAtletico382310558223679
3Real Madrid382210694445076
4Valencia38227965382773
5Villarreal38187135750761
6Real Betis38186146061-160
7Sevilla38177144958-958
8Getafe381510134233955
9EibarEibar38149154450-651
10GironaGirona38149155059-951
11Espanyol381213133642-649
12Real Sociedad38147176659749
13Celta Vigo381310155960-149
14AlavesAlaves38152214050-1047
15Levante381113144458-1446
16Athletic Bilbao381013154149-843
17Leganes38127193451-1743
RDeportivo La CorunaDeportivo38611213876-3829
RLas PalmasLas Palmas3857262474-5022
RMalaga3855282461-3720

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