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
*Became the world's most expensive player in 2001 as he
moved from Juventus to Real Madrid for 77.5 million euros
*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
*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.
LIST OF MANAGERIAL HONOURS
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
INDIVIDUAL MANAGERIAL AWARDS
The Best FIFA Football Coach: 2017
World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year: 2017