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Factbox: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane

Reuters , Monday 11 Mar 2019
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Zinedine Zidane has been reappointed as
Real Madrid coach nine month after resigning, replacing
Argentine Santiago Solari who was sacked on Monday.

Here are some key facts about Zidane:


*Born 23 June, 1972 in Marseille, France.

*Began his playing career with AS Cannes and made his
professional debut in May 1989.


*Moved to Girondins Bordeaux in 1992 and scored 28 goals in
139 league appearances during four seasons.

*Moved to Juventus in 1996. Helped the club win two Serie A
titles in his first two seasons. Won the European Super Cup and
the World Club Cup with Juventus.

*Played in the Champions League final in 1997 and 1998 but
Juventus were beaten both times, by Borussia Dortmund and Real
Madrid respectively.

*Became the world's most expensive player in 2001 as he
moved from Juventus to Real Madrid for 77.5 million euros
($87.10 million).

*Helped Real Madrid win the Champions League in 2002 with a
majestic winner in the 2-1 final victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
Also won the Intercontinental Cup as Real beat South American
champions Olimpia 2-0.
*Won the Liga title with Real Madrid in 2003.


*Made France debut in 2-2 draw against the Czech Republic in
August 1994. Scored two goals in 17 minutes after coming on as a
second-half substitute.

*During the 1998 World Cup, was sent off after 70 minutes of
France's 4-0 first-round victory over Saudi Arabia and missed
the next two matches. Headed in two first-half goals to help
France win their first World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Brazil.

*Named player of the tournament as he helped France to
victory in Euro 2000.

*Retired from international soccer in August 2004 but a year
later announced his comeback. Having already said he would
retire after the 2006 World Cup, he helped France reach the
final against Italy.

*Zidane was sent off during extra time in the final for
butting Italy defender Marco Materazzi in the chest. Italy went
on to win the title in the penalty shootout.


*FIFA World Player of the Year - 1998, 2000, 2003.

*Ballon d'Or: 1998

*European Player of the Year - 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003.


*In 2013, Zidane was appointed assistant coach to Carlo
Ancelotti at Real Madrid.

*Zidane replaced sacked Real manager Rafa Benitez in January

*Became the first manager to win three European Cup titles
in a row.

*Zidane also guided the club to a Liga title in the 2016-17
season and two FIFA Club World Cup crowns.

* On May 31, 2018, he stepped down after leading the club to
three consecutive Champions League titles

* He was reappointed Real Madrid coach on March 11, 2019
nine months after resigning.


La Liga: 2016–17

Spanish Super Cup: 2017

UEFA Champions League: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

UEFA Super Cup: 2016, 2017

FIFA Club World Cup: 2016, 2017


The Best FIFA Football Coach: 2017

World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year: 2017 

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