Zinedine Zidane: A Genius Of His Era
Zinedine Zidane lovably called Zizou has claimed each pinnacle of honor that the game has to proffer in the past 10 years. This precociously talented Ballon d’or winner won the hearts of millions with his admirable proficiency and game.
Love of His Life
Cannes was the place where Zinedine Zidane’s changed for better and best. He met Veronique Fernandez his now wife when he was just 17 in Cannes. After tying the knot in 1994, at a Bordeaux town hall, they were blessed with four beautiful children. They have four sons. Eldest named Enzo Alan was born a year after their wedding. Then she gave birth to Luca, Theo, and Elyaz in 1998, 2002 and 2005 respectively. He could not have asked for anything better.
Veneration for His Game
The dedication and talent he has always shown on the field can witness his fervor for the game. We saw him for over 150 times where he played for Real Madrid and Juventus both. Even after retiring in 2006 from football after playing World Cup final in Germany, he made sure to give it back to the game by becoming the special adviser to Real Madrid’s team. After changing jobs as Sports Director and Assistant Coach, he finally took over the team completely as a coach in January 2016.
Honors to His Name
Zizou has received many individual awards as a player as well as a coach. As a player, he was honored with the FIFA World Player of the Year thrice, in 1998, 2000 and in 2003. Zidane became the solitary coach to be triumphant with three successive UEFA Champions League titles.
Humble Home and Finances
Zidane’s Madrid mansion is worth $2.5 million with all the up-to-the-minute amenities. Other than bedrooms and living room, he has Sauna, Home theatre, Gaming room, Jacuzzi and Swimming pool in his fine-looking mansion.
The ex-player is in possession of quite a lot of luxury cars counting Range Rover, Audi, and Ferrari. He also is the owner of a personal yacht.
We can easily say that Zidane’s approximate net worth is around 70 million.
Zidane’s childhood was not all bed of roses. UNDP’s mission to exterminate poverty was one of a cause close to his heart as he himself lived in poverty during childhood. He has played many matches in charity to support various social causes like HIV/AIDS, Animals, disaster relief, women, education, health and many more.