|Biographical detail : ||The architect of France’s victory in the World Cup in 1998.
The world’s most complete footballer of two last decades, Zidane is an attack-minded midfielder who can thread the ball through the middle of the field and his goal-scoring is higher.
The architect of his country’s victory in the World Cup in 1998, he topped a newspaper poll, in 2004, as “the most popular Frenchman of all time.”
In 2001 Real Madrid paid the astronomical sum of £46.5m for Zidane, making him the most expensive player in football history.
Zinedine Zidane was born in Marseilles into a Berber family from the mountainous Kabylie region of northwest Algeria, who migrated to France in mid-1960s.