Happy Birthday Zinedine Zidane: 5 stellar achievements of the Real Madrid and France legend (In Pics)

France and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane, who turns 50 today is a former professional footballer and manager. Zizou last managed Real Madrid and he became one of the most successful coaches of all-time. The former France international was magical in the mid-field during his time of playing and here we bring you five achivements of the France legend as a player and coach.

Ballon d'Or winner

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Ballon d'Or winner

Zinedine Zidane won the Ballon d'Or back in 1998 for his stellar performance in the FIFA World Cup 1998 in Brazil. (Image Source: Twitter)

World Cup winner

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World Cup winner

Zidane led France to their first ever FIFA World Cup title in 1998, where in the final he scored twice against Brazil on their home soil to defeat a star studded squad with the likes of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and many more 3-0. (Image Source: Twitter)

Three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles as coach

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Three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles as coach

Zidane became the first coach to win the UEFA Champions League three times in a row (2016, 2017 and 2018) during his time at Real Madrid as head coach. (Image Source: Twitter)

Fastest coach to win 8 titles

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Fastest coach to win 8 titles

The France legend became the fastest manager in the history of football to win 8 trophies with a single club during his first spell at Real Madrid as head coach. (Image Source: Twitter)

Won Player of the Year award in 3 Europe's top league

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Won Player of the Year award in 3 Europe's top league

Zizou is the only player to have won the Player of the Year award in 3 different leagues in Europe's major football leagues. (Image Source: Twitter)

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