Zinedine Zidane

French association football manager and former player

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Zinedine Zidane: French association football manager and former player
Zinedine Yazid Zidane, popularly known in French as Zizou, is a French former professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. He is the current manager of La Liga club Real Madrid. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Zidane was an elite playmaker renowned for his elegance, vision, passing, ball control, and technique. He received many individual accolades as a player, including being named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and won the 1998 Ballon d'Or. He was voted Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 1996, Serie A Footballer of the Year in 2001, and La Liga Best Foreign Player in 2002.


Real Madrid begin group training [Video]

Real Madrid begin group training

Winger Eden Hazard says he's happy to not only be back in training following an ankle injury, but also being able to do so with the squad.

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Barca and Real Madrid players undergo coronavirus tests [Video]

Barca and Real Madrid players undergo coronavirus tests

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale among La Liga stars attending medicals as league looks to resume individual training.

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La Liga training to resume this week with June season restart in mind [Video]

La Liga training to resume this week with June season restart in mind

La Liga organisers say clubs will resume training this week and target restarting the season in June.

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Spanish season unlikely to resume before summer, says health minister [Video]

Spanish season unlikely to resume before summer, says health minister

Salvador Illa is careful not to set any return date, despite La Liga president Javier Tebas aiming for May 29, June 7 or June 28.

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Real Madrid players agree to 10-20 percent wage cut [Video]

Real Madrid players agree to 10-20 percent wage cut

Real Madrid's playing and coaching staff voluntarily agree to take a wage cut of between 10 and 20 percent to help the club deal with the coronavirus stoppage.

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Wednesday's gossip: Chelsea make Chilwell main target

Chelsea make Chilwell main target, Zidane still interested in Pogba, Man Utd eye Almada alternative, plus more.
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Poll's nightmare, a brush with Van Gaal and Zidane's genius - commentator Mowbray's big MOTD moments

Commentator Guy Mowbray picks out some of his standout moments from his years working for Match of the Day.
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Zidane says Clasico will not decide title

zidane says clasico will not decide title
Zinedine Zidane said the Clasico on Sunday will not decide the title race even if Real Madrid lose to Barcelona and fall five points behind them in La Liga.","content":"Zinedine Zidane said the Clasico..
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'Zidane would like to see your son!' - Mbappe explains Real Madrid & Chelsea trips

'zidane would like to see your son!' - mbappe explains real madrid & chelsea trips
Kylian Mbappe has revealed how Zinedine Zidane personally greeted him at the airport after he was invited to train with the Real Madrid youth team during the week of his 14th birthday. The France..
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Eden Hazard: Real Madrid forward may miss rest of season, says Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard may miss the rest of this season because of ankle injury, says manager Zinedine Zidane.
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"I'm not contemplating Bale leaving Madrid"

i'm not contemplating bale leaving madrid
The Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, had a press conference to Saturday's La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid which will be played on Saturday 1st February at the Santiago Bernabeu. The French coach..
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Zidane defends Bale amid injury criticism

zidane defends bale amid injury criticism
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has launched a strong defence of Gareth Bale following criticism of his latest injury. Bale limped out of Wednesday’s 3-1 Copa del Rey victory at Unionistas, in which..
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Real pull ahead as Casemiro double downs Sevilla

real pull ahead as casemiro double downs sevilla
Two goals from Casemiro pushed Real Madrid to the top of LaLiga after a 2-1 defeat of Sevilla. Zinedine Zidane’s side returned to domestic action after claiming victory over Atletico Madrid on..
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Real Madrid vs Atletico: Zinedine Zidane’s men lift Spanish Super Cup after winning on penalties

real madrid vs atletico: zinedine zidane’s men lift spanish super cup after winning on penalties
Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out to win the first edition of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia following a goalless draw after extra time in a tense..
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'We're not here for a walk', Zidane says of Super Cup

'we're not here for a walk', zidane says of super cup
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his team is solely focused on lifting the Spanish Super Cup trophy ahead of this week's revamped four-team competition taking place in Saudi..
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Hazard to miss Spanish Super Cup with ankle injury

hazard to miss spanish super cup with ankle injury
Eden Hazard's injury-plagued start at Real Madrid will continue this month after Zinedine Zidane said on Friday the Belgian will not play in the Spanish Super Cup next week.","content":"Eden Hazard's..
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Year Ender 2019: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in Twilight Years, 5 Players Who Can Replace Them As Next Football Superstars

year ender 2019: lionel messi and cristiano ronaldo in twilight years, 5 players who can replace them as next football superstars
After dominating football for more than over a decade both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are reaching the twilight years of their careers and with each passing season the fear of retirement looms..
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Zidane: Guardiola the best coach in the world

zidane: guardiola the best coach in the world
Zinedine Zidane lavished praise on Pep Guardiola after Real Madrid were drawn against the ex-Barcelona coach's Manchester City side in the Champions League. Two presumed contenders will square off in a..
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We have to believe El Clasico will go ahead - Zidane

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says they "have to believe" Wednesday's El Clasico against rivals Barcelona will go ahead.
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Madrid will eliminate Liverpool in Champions League last 16, jokes Zidane

madrid will eliminate liverpool in champions league last 16, jokes zidane
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane aimed a light-hearted jibe in Liverpool's direction and conceded Luka Jovic needs more playing time. Zinedine Zidane joked his Real Madrid side would have no issues..
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Rumour Has It: Zidane 'insists' Real Madrid sign Pogba

rumour has it: zidane 'insists' real madrid sign pogba
Paul Pogba remains on the sidelines but his club future is at the centre of the rumour mill. According to a new report, Zinedine Zidane wants the Manchester United midfielder "at all costs". Links..
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Bale returns to starting XI as Real win to go top of table

Gareth Bale makes his first Real Madrid start since 5 October as Zinedine Zidane's side move top of La Liga with victory at Alaves.
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Bale a 'big part of the group', says Zidane as Real prepare for PSG

Zinedine Zidane says Gareth Bale is 'a big part of the group' as Real Madrid prepare to face Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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Kylian Mbappe: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits love for Paris Saint-Germain striker

kylian mbappe: real madrid boss zinedine zidane admits love for paris saint-germain striker
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has admitted being "in love" with Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe. Zidane's side, who face PSG at the Bernabeu in the Champions League on Tuesday, have been..
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Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane urges fans not to jeer Wales forward

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says there is "too much noise with Gareth Bale" and wants fans to stop jeering the Wales forward.
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Zinedine Zidane urges Real Madrid fans to stop jeering Gareth Bale

zinedine zidane urges real madrid fans to stop jeering gareth bale
Head coach Zinedine Zidane hopes Real Madrid fans will not give Gareth Bale a hard time for too long. The Wales forward came off the bench to a chorus of jeers before helping Real Madrid seal a 3-1 win..
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Zidane not interested in Bale flag controversy

Zinedine Zidane says he is not concerned about what happens outside Real Madrid and is glad to have Gareth Bale available again.
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Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tells UEFA seminar that VAR decisions must improve

premier league: liverpool manager jurgen klopp tells uefa seminar that var decisions must improve
Lausanne: The day after Liverpool beat Manchester City in a crunch match where VAR decisions were hotly disputed, the Premier League leader's coach Jurgen Klopp and other top football figures have..
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Eibar 0-4 Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane's side cruise to comfortable win

Real Madrid cruise past Eibar to temporarily move two points clear at the top of La Liga.
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Benzema should play for France, says Zidane

benzema should play for france, says zidane
Zinedine Zidane has said Karim Benzema deserves to be recalled for France after the striker's absence from the national team continued on Thursday when the latest squad was..
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Leonardo slams Zidane over Mbappe transfer talk

leonardo slams zidane over mbappe transfer talk
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo hit out at Zinedine Zidane, admitting he was annoyed by the Real Madrid coach talking about Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe, 20, is consistently linked with a move..
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His game is a real joy to watch – Zidane unsurprised by Rodrygo

his game is a real joy to watch – zidane unsurprised by rodrygo
Zinedine Zidane insisted he was unsurprised by Rodrygo Goes' impressive start at Real Madrid after the teenager's hat-trick against Galatasaray. Rodrygo, 18, scored three times and set up another in..
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Real Madrid miss out on top spot after being held by rock solid Betis

real madrid miss out on top spot after being held by rock solid betis
There were no goals in the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu. The hosts dominated the encounter and saw an early goal disallowed by the VAR as well as Betis..
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Real Madrid 0-0 Real Betis: Zinedine Zidane's side miss out on top spot in La Liga

Real Madrid miss their chance to move top of La Liga as Zinedine Zidane's side are held to a goalless draw against Real Betis at the Bernabeu.
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Zidane delighted with Real Madrid’s ruthless display against Leganes

zidane delighted with real madrid’s ruthless display against leganes
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane felt his side had given the needed response after outclassing bottom club Leganes 5-0 at the Bernabeu. Los Blancos, who had the weekend off after their El Clasico..
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Benzema stars as Madrid put five past limp Leganes

benzema stars as madrid put five past limp leganes
Real Madrid registered their biggest win since Zinedine Zidane's return as coach on Wednesday as they demolished struggling Leganes 5-0 to move up to second in La Liga. Karim Benzema was the star of..
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Real Madrid 5-0 Leganes: Zinedine Zidane's side move second

Real Madrid move within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona by returning to winning ways with a routine home victory against Leganes.
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Zidane unconcerned by Hazard's wasteful performance for Madrid

zidane unconcerned by hazard's wasteful performance for madrid
Eden Hazard was wasteful against Galatasaray on Tuesday, but Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he is not worried. Zinedine Zidane insisted Eden Hazard's form is nothing to be concerned about after..
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Real win in Turkey to ease pressure on Zidane

Real Madrid collect their first Champions League victory of the season at Galatasaray to ease the pressure on manager Zinedine Zidane.
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Zinedine Zidane Could Face Sack After Champions League Showdown With Galatasaray

zinedine zidane could face sack after champions league showdown with galatasaray
​Zinedine Zidane could be relieved of his duties as Real Madrid manager if his side lose their Champions League meeting with Galatasaray on Tuesday night, according to one report in Spain. Los..
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Zidane shelves league intentions as Madrid shift focus to Europe

zidane shelves league intentions as madrid shift focus to europe
Zinedine Zidane said in April Real Madrid would prioritise La Liga over the Champions League this season and their defeat to Real Mallorca on Saturday suggests they may not have the squad to go far in..
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Real Mallorca 1-0 Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane's unbeaten start ended by Mallorca

real mallorca 1-0 real madrid: zinedine zidane's unbeaten start ended by mallorca
Real Madrid's unbeaten league start was ended as they were stunned 1-0 by promoted Real Mallorca. Barcelona's 3-0 win at Eibar earlier in the day had relegated Real to second place, and Zinedine..
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Real Madrid deserved to win El Derbi, says Zidane

real madrid deserved to win el derbi, says zidane
Real Madrid created the best chance of the match against Atletico Madrid and Zinedine Zidane believes his side deserved more...
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Modric in Real Madrid squad for El Derbi against Atletico

modric in real madrid squad for el derbi against atletico
Zinedine Zidane is able to call upon Luka Modric for the first time since September 1 for the clash with Atletico Madrid. Luka Modric has been...
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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid prediction: How will La Liga derby play out?

atletico madrid vs real madrid prediction: how will la liga derby play out?
Real Madrid travel to the home of arch-rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening knowing a victory will bring them clear daylight at the top of La Liga. Zinedine Zidane‘s side currently sit one..
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LaLiga: Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid move to top of table with victory over Osasuna; Atletico beat Mallorca

laliga: zinedine zidane's real madrid move to top of table with victory over osasuna; atletico beat mallorca
Madrid: Real Madrid's crisis has been averted for the time being at least after they beat Osasuna 2-0 on Wednesday without Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale to go top of LaLiga. Hazard and Bale were among a..
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Brazilian teens fire Real Madrid into first in La Liga

brazilian teens fire real madrid into first in la liga
Real Madrid moved to the top of the La Liga table after a 2-0 win at home to Osasuna on Wednesday night. It was far from an inspiring performance from Zinedine Zidane's side against the recently..
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"When I lose, I am out; when I win, I can stay"

when i lose, i am out; when i win, i can stay
Zinedine Zidane appeared before the media on the eve of the visit to Osasuna. The Real Madrid coach highlighted the attitude of his players against Sevilla, but did not want to concentrate on the win...
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Real Madrid bounce back with win over Sevilla

real madrid bounce back with win over sevilla
Real Madrid eased the pressure on Zinedine Zidane and delivered a rebound to their Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain midweek by winning 1-0 away at Sevilla to move joint top in La Liga on..
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James wins over Zidane

james wins over zidane
James Rodriguez's change of attitude is winning him over some fans again, but most importantly, it has seen him earn Zinedine Zidane's trust. The coach has noticed a switch between his previous time at..
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Mourinho would accept if he got a call from Madrid

mourinho would accept if he got a call from madrid
According to 'AS', Jose Mourinho would accept the Madrid job if they finally decided to replace Zinedine Zidane. The Portuguese would be able to return, even if it occurred in the middle of the season...
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Gareth Bale inspires Real Madrid to victory over Celta Vigo

gareth bale inspires real madrid to victory over celta vigo
Gareth Bale continued his swift change in fortunes at Real Madrid by starting his side’s first game of the season at Celta Vigo – and inspiring Zinedine Zidane’s men to a 3-1 win. The Welshman..
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Zinedine Zidane to give Gareth Bale another chance at Real Madrid

zinedine zidane to give gareth bale another chance at real madrid
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is ready to put his faith in Gareth Bale as he looks set to stay at the Bernabeu. The Wales forward was omitted from Zidane’s squad for a pre-season friendly with RB..
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Zinedine Zidane gives Gareth Bale 29-minute cameo as Real Madrid lose to Roma - in pictures

zinedine zidane gives gareth bale 29-minute cameo as real madrid lose to roma - in pictures
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale played for the first time in four pre-season matches on Sunday to suggest he could yet regain his place under coach Zinedine Zidane. Bale came off the bench as Madrid drew 2-2..
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Gareth Bale omitted from Real Madrid squad again

gareth bale omitted from real madrid squad again
Gareth Bale has been left out of the Real Madrid squad for their pre-season friendly with RB Salzburg. Bale missed Real’s trip to Germany for the Audi Cup last week after his proposed transfer to..
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