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July 08, 2014 16:23

French footballer Zinedine Zidane is an iconic athlete who is acknowledged among the greatest players of the sports. Born on 23rd June 1972 in the Marseille region of France, this footballer has dedicated more than 15 years of his life to the game before finally retiring during 2006. Zidane's introduction to football happened at an early age of 5 when he started playing with the neighbourhood kids. He considered Blaz Sliskovic and Jean-Pierre Papin as idols during childhood, and had a strong desire to play in the big league. At the age of 10, Zidane was entered into the local youth club of Castellane where he spent a year and half while enhancing his techniques.

The athlete's sheer determination and exuberance for the game came to be noticed in the team of Cannes. At the age of 16, Zidane got his first opportunity to start the professional career in the national divisional matches. Soon, the rawness and aggressive attitude of the footballer made him the highlight of the field. His agility and swiftness helped him score several brilliant goals owing to which he gained immense popularity among fans and media. The footballer's sincerity and hard work finally paid off when during 2001, he got an offer to play with the likes of Real Madrid. With a world-record transfer fee of a whopping 75 Million Euro, Zidane was among the most expensive football players of his period. Adjacently, he also represented the national football team of France in a number of championships.

Zinedine Zidane's huge prominence across the world offered him to be a part of a number of endorsing brands. With a net worth of $70 Million, he is till date one of the richest players of the sports. Such a huge amount and worldwide-acknowledgement has allowed Zidane to live amidst all the luxurious entities one can dream of. Apart from playing the game, this footballer likes to travel across the exotic destinations of the globe. Notably, Zidane is a huge fan of Audi cars and owns a number of company's luxury models. Parked in his garage is the stylish sports coupe, Audi TT and the muscular Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), Audi q7. The athlete likes to plan his journeys through these cars and prefers to cruise through the off-roading terrains. He also owns a Land Rover Range Rover SUV, which is among the most iconic cars for off-roading stints.

The footballer is an admirer of the luxury cars from around the world and likes to spend his money on the same. Post retirement, Zinedine Zidane has indulged in training the current-generation footballers of Real Madrid as an assistant coach. He even helped the club win the 2013-14 UEFA championship owing to which he was also designated the manager of Real Madrid Castilla. Zinedine Zidane has been an eminent name in the global football fraternity and has even been claimed as one of the best European player by numerous sports pundits. His passion and finesse for the game has rewarded him with the tags of French Player of the Year (1998/2002), FIFA World Player of the Year (1998/2000/2003) and World Soccer 100 Greatest Players of 20th Century. The athlete is still one of the most admired players of the sports and is revered by millions of fans worldwide.

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