Zinedine Zidane is the current manager of Real Madrid in Spain and former French superstar soccer player. He played for Juventus and Real Madrid among other teams in club play and represented his home country of France by playing on their national team. He set a record when his transfer fee from Juventus to Real Madrid cost $66 million, and he is also on a very short list of players to win the Ballon d’Or three times. But how much is Zidane actually worth?
Zinedine Zidane Net Worth As Of 2019: $70 Million
When combining all his international sponsorships and salaries, Zidane is worth about $70 million. He played for four clubs over the course of his career, and also made several bonuses from the French national team. He also recently signed a contract extension as Real Madrid’s manager.
Zidane was born to Algerian immigrants in Marseille, France in 1972. He learned to play in the streets around Marseille and was discovered by his first club, AS Cannes and a French Football Federation training camp when he was 14 years old. He played for their youth club for three years before making his professional debut with the big club at 17. He was transferred to the Bordeaux club in 1992, where he started to build his reputation as one of the best players in the world.
In 1996, Zidane was transferred to one of the most prestigious clubs in Italy, Juventus. During his time as a member of Juventus, Zidane also lead the French National team to international prowess. It started with a World Cup victory over Brazil 3-0 in 1998, and continued with a 2-1 win over Italy, giving France the European Championship. In 2001, Zidane was again transferred to Real Madrid in Spain. Madrid went on to win the UEFA Champions League during Zidane’s first season, and La Liga in the next.
Zidane had announced his plans to retire after the World Cup in 2006 and led his team all the way to the final against Italy. During extra time, Zidane lost his cool and headbutted Italian Marco Materazzi, and caused him to get ejected. France went on to lose in penalty kicks. Zidane has since been named a U.N Goodwill Ambassador, along with former Brazilian superstar Ronaldo. The two host a friendly match for charity every year. Zidane was also a crucial part in Qatar winning the 2022 World Cup bid. Zidane took up a role as Real Madrid’s sporting director in 2011, before beginning to coach the team’s youth club in 2012. He was ultimately promoted to being the full-time manager in 2015.
Zinedine Zidane has a “firm offer” to become Manchester United’s new permanent manager, according to reports in the Spanish press.