Zinedine Zidane

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Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane (born in Marseille, France on June 23, 1972) is a former French footballer who is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations.

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  • It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.
  • I am a man before anything else.
    • Quoted in Pierre Serisier, "Zidane says Materazzi insulted mother and sister," Reuters (2006-07-12)
  • I know what poverty is. I, too, lived in difficult places, where we didn't have everything. And today I want to help. There are things in this world that are more important than football.
Zinedine Zidane

About Zinedine Zidane

  • I think it was really a difficult situation for him. His career was ending in 10 minutes and I think trying to come to terms with that and at the same time win a World Cup was . . . it would be just so difficult emotionally and he was probably on the edge without being provoked and then to be provoked probably was just too much for him. I can completely understand how difficult that would be. I think he probably faced some shame, embarrassment, disappointment; but I also think he feels like the guy made some awful remarks and his action was warranted. I don't think he wants the kids to see that, but I also don't think he regrets it. It's tough -- he's one of the top three players to play the game. He's already won the European Cup, the World Cup and I think everyone, his teammates included, idolize him in his country, so I think he'll be quickly forgiven.
  • Zidane has won that award because of what he has done on the pitch - he was the best ... I have always admired Zidane ... In fact I have one of his shirts in my closet - we exchanged our shirts after a Juventus v Perugia game.
  • I really enjoy watching Zinedine Zidane. His elegance of movement on the pitch and his skills are uncanny. Apart from being an impressive player, he is also very humble and very likeable as a person. A great man.
  • If Zizou kept his temper, he would not be the genius that he is
  • He dominates the ball, he is a walking spectacle and he plays as if he had silk gloves in each foot
  • Zidane is probably the best player there has been in the past 20 years ... France have recovered the best Zidane and they have progressively grown throughout this tournament.
Zinedine Zidane

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  • I came out of retirement not just to help qualification but also because this team has the players who can do something.
  • Even if you dream about it, hear about it, see it , want to do it, you tell yourself that its impossible, thats why in my life nothing is impossible - about scoring in a World Cup final

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