Join us, readers, in wishing a happy birthday to Zinedine Zidane who turns 46 today! Zinedine Zidane, widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time has achieved all forms of success in almost all levels of international and club football. He has won the 1998 World Cup for France and the UEFA Euro 2000 and was named the Player of the Tournament. He is also the recipient of the 1998 Ballon d’Or.
He has also found success after retiring when he became the senior coach for Real Madrid in 2016. In his first two seasons as manager, Zidane won the UEFA Champions League twice, a La Liga title, a Supercopa de España, and both the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup twice. His success saw him named Best FIFA Men’s Coach in 2017. In 2018, Zidane led Real Madrid to another UEFA Champions League, his third in a row, becoming the only coach in the history of football to win three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles. A few days after the victory, he resigned as Real Madrid coach.
Happy Birthday, Zizou! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/xwPCtHChlw
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018
We also bring to you today’s edition of FIFA’s “Stats of the Day” feature.
Here is an excerpt:
- 1994 – Italy edge out Norway 1-0 despite Gianluca Pagliuca becoming the first goalkeeper to receive a red card in the history of the competition.
- 1998 – Scotland lose 3-0 to Morocco in St. Etienne and are knocked out of their eighth FIFA World Cup.
To read more click here: FIFA Stats of the Day: June 23