June 23, 1972 (51)
Zinedine Zidane, also nicknamed Zizou, is a French professional football manager and retired player. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. Zidane began his professional football career in France and quickly became a star player, leading his team to win the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 UEFA European Championship. He then moved on to play for several top clubs including Juventus and Real Madrid, where he helped lead the team to three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles.
In addition to his successful playing career, Zidane has also made a name for himself as a coach. He was appointed as the manager of Real Madrid in 2016 and led the team to win three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles, becoming the first coach to do so in the modern era. He has also worked as an assistant coach for the French national team.
Zidane has collaborated with many other influential figures in the world of football, including David Beckham, Thierry Henry, and Cristiano Ronaldo. He has also been honored with numerous awards for his achievements, including the Ballon d’Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, and UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.