35 Inspirational Zinedine Zidane Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Zinedine Zidane Quotes On Success

Zinedine Zidane is a French former professional football player and current manager of Real Madrid. Zidane was an elite playmaker, renowned for his elegance, vision, ball control and technique, and played as an attacking midfielder for Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus, and Real Madrid. Zidane also won an Intercontinental Cup and a UEFA Super Cup with both teams. After retiring as a player, Zidane transitioned into coaching, and began as his head coaching career at Real Madrid Castilla. He remained in the position for two years before taking the helm of the first team in January 2016. In his two and a half seasons with Madrid, Zidane won the UEFA Champions League an unprecedented three times consecutively, a La Liga title, a Super copa de España, and the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup twice each. His success saw him named Best FIFA Men’s Coach in 2017, but he resigned in May 2018. Following poor results by Real Madrid in the subsequent months, Zidane returned to the club as manager in March 2019. Zidane received many individual accolades as a player, including being named the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and winning the 1998 Ballon d’Or. Zidane is one of eight players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Ballon d’Or. He was Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 1996, Serie A Footballer of the Year in 2001, and La Liga Best Foreign Player in 2002. In 2004, he was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the world’s greatest living players compiled by Pelé, and in the same year was named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll. May these Zinedine Zidane Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Football was the easy part.” Zinedine Zidane

2. “Life is full of regrets, but it doesn’t pay to look back.” Zinedine Zidane

3. “I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.” Zinedine Zidane

4. “Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person.” Zinedine Zidane

5. “It will be a physical encounter but we must not respond in kind.” Zinedine Zidane

6. “We are well aware of the task ahead of us in what will be a very difficult match but which we all dream of playing.” Zinedine Zidane

7. “I reached this level by sheer dint of hard work, toiling away at scores of tricks and experiments. I used to play with the ball from dawn till dusk and just kept practicing. If I wasn’t playing matches, it was trying out one on one or two against two with a tennis ball. Then I used to try aiming at certain targets. That’s the only way to learn. And if I missed the target, I kept trying until I scored.” Zinedine Zidane

8. “You can’t get bored of winning. You can win 10 games in a row but you keep the same will to snatch the 11th. You always need more.” Zinedine Zidane

9. “There are evil people, and I don’t even want to hear those guys speak.” Zinedine Zidane

10. “Sometimes words are harder than blows.” Zinedine Zidane

11. “We must not let ourselves get driven off course, no matter what happens we must stick to our natural game.” Zinedine Zidane

12. “I’m very inspired by him-it was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.” Zinedine Zidane

13. “The door can never be closed for good to any player.” Zinedine Zidane

14. “My passion for the game comes from the city of Marseille itself.” Zinedine Zidane

15. “It doesn’t matter how many times you win an award; it is always very special.” Zinedine Zidane

16. “I am supposed to set an example to young players.” Zinedine Zidane

17. Mandela has played a crucial part in history. He’s done some extraordinary things, not only for his country but also for the whole world.” Zinedine Zidane

18. “A Mediterranean city is really my culture.” Zinedine Zidane

19. “My father is an Algerian, proud of who he is and I am proud that my father is Algerian.” Zinedine Zidane

20. “I once cried because I had no shoes to play soccer, but one day, I met a man who had no feet.” Zinedine Zidane 

21. “The French team has given me so much and I want to help it. I told myself I did not have much time left in soccer, and I want to profit from it to the maximum.” Zinedine Zidane

22. “Everything I have achieved in football is due to playing football in the streets with my friends.” Zinedine Zidane

23. “The England team must always be respected. They always fight to the end.” Zinedine Zidane

24. “I have won many awards and I am very happy about this, but I am not the best player in the world.” Zinedine Zidane

25. “When your own fans whistle and jeer, then you have a big problem.” Zinedine Zidane

26. “Football boots are very technical and have lots of specific requirements.” Zinedine Zidane

27. “To be recognized by a whole country is incredible.” Zinedine Zidane

28. “I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.” Zinedine Zidane

29. “I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard.” Zinedine Zidane

30. “It’s true, pressure is something that goes with football nowadays. You need to accept it, and everything that it involves – the good and the bad.” Zinedine Zidane

31. “I think Marseille is probably a place like Liverpool, very vibrant and very tough.” Zinedine Zidane

32. “It’s a dream.” Zinedine Zidane

33. “We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.” Zinedine Zidane

34. “I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life.” Zinedine Zidane

35. “If you are determined and confident, there is nothing in this great existence that can stop you from achieving what you want.” Zinedine Zidane

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