5 Best Records Held By Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane

Here we show you some footballing records held by Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane is one of the only few individuals in football history who are successful both as a player and as a manager. He is arguably the best French player of all time.

In 1998, Zidane led France to their first World Cup trophy and we all know what happened to him in 2006 World Cup final. He could have lifted his second World Cup trophy if only he hadn’t done that one mistake by ‘headbutting Materazzi’.

This article will cover about the top five records held by Zinedine Zidane both as a manager and a player. Let’s take a look at some of the best records held by the French Icon.

Top Five Records

5. Best Player Award At World Cup And Euros

Zidane is the only player in history to win the FIFA World Cup and the European Championship (UEFA Euro) while he was named the best player at each tournament.

In 1998, he led France to win their World Cup triumph with his extraordinary talent. Zidane was named the ‘Player Of The Tournament’ for his amazing performance on the ground.

Zidane led France to their second UEFA Euro title in 2000. Of course, he was named the best player of the tournament two years after receiving his first and only Ballon d’or trophy in 1998.

4. ‘Player Of The Year’ In Three Of The Europe’s Top 5 Leagues

The 1998 Ballon d’or winner is the only player in history to be named the ‘Player of the Year’ in three of the Europe’s top 5 leagues.

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane

First, he won the award playing for French club Bordeaux and then for Italian club Juventus and Spanish club Real Madrid respectively.

In 2006, he retired from both the club football and international football as one of the greatest ever to have graced the football pitch.

3. Quickest Manager To Win 8 Titles

Zidane is the quickest manager in the history to win 8 titles with a single club that he did with Real Madrid.

In 2016, Real appointed Zidane as their new first team coach and the rest is history. In just two years, he won eight trophies with the club and set a new record achieving this beautiful milestone.

  • 2016 – UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Champions League
  • 2016/17 – La Liga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Spanish Super Cup

2. Only Manager To Defend UCL and CWC

The 5-year-old is the only manager to defend both the UEFA Champions League and the Club World Cup simultaneously.

Zidane defended Champions League title in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and two FIFA Club World Cup titles in 2016 and 2017 with Real Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane

1. Most Consecutive UCLs

Zidane splendidly set undoubtedly one of the hardest records which can’t be broken easily. He won three Champions League titles in a row with Real Madrid, and that too starting from his managerial debut.

He won 11 titles with the Spanish club within just 4 years of his managerial duty. His last dream was to win La Liga with Real that he accomplished in 2019/20.