With Euro 2020 kicking off, we’re reposting an Issue 1 article by Luke Constable from the brilliantly named Ruud Gullit Sitting on a Shed. The artistry and genius of the great Zizou was captured in one piece of skill from Euro 2000.
The French master turns 43 today. From World Cup glory to infamy, Champions League wonder goals, to documentaries, Zizou is a legend of the game.
On this day in 2002, Zinedine Zidane produced this incredible volley against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League final to give Real Madrid their ninth European Cup. Is this the best goal in finals’ history?
As part of Adidas’ Predator Instinct campaign, Zinedine Zidane headlined the first ever football tournament held at the Arles Amphitheatre in the South of France, the culmination of the Underground Football Tournament, a competition dedicated to teams coming from creative backgrounds.
David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane take on Gareth Bale and Lucas Moura, who seem more interested in a video game than the beautiful game, and school them, turning Beckingham Palace into their own personal football pitch.
Zinedine Zidane could be named Carlo Ancelotti’s successor at Real Madrid in 2016 when the Italian’s contract expires, according to media reports.
An artist who duped Brazilians into thinking their side had lost 17-0 to Mexico is among those featured in a new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Fútbol: The Beautiful Game.” The documentary Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait is a central piece in the exhibition of works by up to thirty artists – among them Andy Warhol’s depiction of Pelé.
Young goalkeeper Luca Zidane, one of four sons of Zinedine in the Real Madrid academy, produced a string of saves to earn the man-of-the match award in last weekend’s Alkass Cup game with Manchester City.
Should Gareth Bale’s transfer to Real Madrid go through this summer, the price is set to smash the world transfer record with a staggering fee of around €100 million.
Zinedine Zidane’s 16-year-old son Enzo, an academy player at Real Madrid, was invited to train with the first team this week. No head butts were thrown.