5 of 12 – Zizou

Two Intertoto Cups, 2 Serie A titles, One Supercoppa Italiana, Two UEFA Super Cups, Two Intercontinental Cups, One La Liga title, 2 Supercopa de Espana, One Champions League Trophy, One UEFA European Championship and One World Cup. I won’t even go into the individual awards as I will be here forever.

Capped 108 times for Les Bleus, Zidane scored an impressive 31 goals in his 12-year international career.

Widely regarded as the greatest French player of all-time, Zinedine Zidane was also known for his fiery temper. The famous World Cup red-card for headbutting Marco Materazzi being the most prominent example of this.

Zinedine also was the focus of the documentary film “Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait” where 17 cameras focused on the Midfielder during Real Madrid’s game against Villarreal in 2005. During the final few minutes of the game, he was dismissed following a fight on the pitch. If you haven’t watched this movie, it is compelling viewing.

Zinedine Zidane truly deserves his place in Los Revolucionarios, and he enters under his nickname “Zizou”.


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