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64 Inspirational Quotes By Zinedine Zidane That Show Why He Is Such A Genius

Famous As: French Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder
Born On: June 23, 1972
Born In: La Castellane, Marseille, France
Age: 50 Years

Zinedine Zidane learned early in his life from his emigrant father “that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.” Talking about his background, he has later said that he felt privileged that he came from a “difficult area” like La Castellane, because “it teaches you not just about football but also life.” Indeed, in his interviews he has talked freely about his family and his background, his passions and aspirations, his childhood days. However, being a reputed footballer, his interviews centre mostly on his game and in them he has talked extensively on football in general and his career in particular.  Let us now look into some of his inspirational quotes on work, persistence, football, hope, love, happiness, challenge etc.  

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It doesn't matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.

It doesn't matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.

Zinedine Zidane
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.

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
I have always said the French team is the most important thing that has happened to me. I thought deeply about it and I want to play for France again.

I have always said the French team is the most important thing that has happened to me. I thought deeply about it and I want to play for France again.

Zinedine Zidane
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.

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
Obviously fashion is a completely different world from football.

Obviously fashion is a completely different world from football.

Zinedine Zidane
In France, everybody realized that God exists, and that he is back in the French international team. God is back, there is little left to say.

In France, everybody realized that God exists, and that he is back in the French international team. God is back, there is little left to say.

Zinedine Zidane
It's only natural to want to select your best players and there is no doubt for me that Paul Scholes is still in a class of his own. He's almost untouchable in what he does. I never tire of watching him play.

It's only natural to want to select your best players and there is no doubt for me that Paul Scholes is still in a class of his own. He's almost untouchable in what he does. I never tire of watching him play.

Zinedine Zidane
Everything Iniesta does impresses me. He could even play as goalkeeper. He's magical.

Everything Iniesta does impresses me. He could even play as goalkeeper. He's magical.

Zinedine Zidane
Messi is the Mozart of football.

Messi is the Mozart of football.

Zinedine Zidane
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.

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
All of us at Juventus agreed Manchester United were the best side we met in the Champions League. They have so many talented young players and can only get better and better. Giggs is truly world class

All of us at Juventus agreed Manchester United were the best side we met in the Champions League. They have so many talented young players and can only get better and better. Giggs is truly world class

Zinedine Zidane
Sometimes I don't know what takes me over during a game. Sometimes I just feel I have moved to a different place and I can make the pass, score the goal or go past my marker at will.

Sometimes I don't know what takes me over during a game. Sometimes I just feel I have moved to a different place and I can make the pass, score the goal or go past my marker at will.

Zinedine Zidane
If Giggs was French, Pires or myself would have been on the bench.

If Giggs was French, Pires or myself would have been on the bench.

Zinedine Zidane
It's the first time it's happened to me and maybe the last. It's a strange sensation, not normal for me. I can't remember scoring three goals, even when I was a kid.

It's the first time it's happened to me and maybe the last. It's a strange sensation, not normal for me. I can't remember scoring three goals, even when I was a kid.

Zinedine Zidane
Scholes is undoubtedly the best midfielder of his generation.

Scholes is undoubtedly the best midfielder of his generation.

Zinedine Zidane
I don't know if we are the best team in the world. I am lucky to be playing alongside some of the best players around. It's a dream.

I don't know if we are the best team in the world. I am lucky to be playing alongside some of the best players around. It's a dream.

Zinedine Zidane
My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder.

My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder.

Zinedine Zidane
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.

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
It's hard to explain but I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard. And this desire never to stop fighting is something else I learnt in the place where I grew up.

It's hard to explain but I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard. And this desire never to stop fighting is something else I learnt in the place where I grew up.

Zinedine Zidane
There was huge pressure, especially before the big games. Not many people believed in us, but we believed in ourselves. We wanted to do something good and we did.

There was huge pressure, especially before the big games. Not many people believed in us, but we believed in ourselves. We wanted to do something good and we did.

Zinedine Zidane
Zidane was from another planet. When Zidane stepped onto the pitch, the 10 other guys just got suddenly better. It is that simple.

Zidane was from another planet. When Zidane stepped onto the pitch, the 10 other guys just got suddenly better. It is that simple.

Zinedine Zidane
You rarely come across the complete footballer, but Scholes is as close to it as you can get. One of my regrets is that the opportunity to play alongside him never presented itself during my career.

You rarely come across the complete footballer, but Scholes is as close to it as you can get. One of my regrets is that the opportunity to play alongside him never presented itself during my career.

Zinedine Zidane
Ronaldinho is a special player, but Thierry Henry is probably technically the most gifted footballer ever to play the beautiful game.

Ronaldinho is a special player, but Thierry Henry is probably technically the most gifted footballer ever to play the beautiful game.

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

Everything I have achieved in football is due to playing football in the streets with my friends

Zinedine Zidane
Nobody knows if Zidane is an angel or demon. He smiles like Saint Teresa and grimaces like a serial killer.

Nobody knows if Zidane is an angel or demon. He smiles like Saint Teresa and grimaces like a serial killer.

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

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

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

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

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

When your own fans whistle and jeer, then you have a big problem.

Zinedine Zidane
There are evil people, and I don't even want to hear those guys speak.

There are evil people, and I don't even want to hear those guys speak.

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

My father is an Algerian, proud of who he is and I am proud that my father is Algerian.

Zinedine Zidane
I love Madrid.

I love Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane
We'll do it, we'll do it.

We'll do it, we'll do it.

Zinedine Zidane
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.

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
It's the first time it's happened to me and maybe the last. It's a strange sensation, not normal for me. I can't remember scoring three goals, even when I was a kid.

It's the first time it's happened to me and maybe the last. It's a strange sensation, not normal for me. I can't remember scoring three goals, even when I was a kid.

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

It will be a physical encounter but we must not respond in kind.

Zinedine Zidane
I have decided to come back for Les Bleus.

I have decided to come back for Les Bleus.

Zinedine Zidane
I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day.

I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day.

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

We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.

Zinedine Zidane
Music was important. Football was the easy part.

Music was important. Football was the easy part.

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

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

Zinedine Zidane
I have no message.

I have no message.

Zinedine Zidane
I have never had the opportunity to play in England, so I know little about it.

I have never had the opportunity to play in England, so I know little about it.

Zinedine Zidane
I don't know if we are the best team in the world. I am lucky to be playing alongside some of the best players around. It's a dream.

I don't know if we are the best team in the world. I am lucky to be playing alongside some of the best players around. It's a dream.

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

I am supposed to set an example to young players.

Zinedine Zidane
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.

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
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.

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
To be recognised by a whole country is incredible.

To be recognised by a whole country is incredible.

Zinedine Zidane
The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.

The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.

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

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

Zinedine Zidane
A Mediterranean city is really my culture.

A Mediterranean city is really my culture.

Zinedine Zidane
I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with. Wherever I go, La Castellane is where I want to go back to.

I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with. Wherever I go, La Castellane is where I want to go back to.

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

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

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

Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person.

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

I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard.

Zinedine Zidane
Sometimes words are harder than blows.

Sometimes words are harder than blows.

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

The door can never be closed for good to any player.

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

The England team must always be respected. They always fight to the end.

Zinedine Zidane
My memories of events and games are fragmented.

My memories of events and games are fragmented.

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

Football boots are very technical and have lots of specific requirements.

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

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

Zinedine Zidane
Life is full of regrets, but it doesn't pay to look back.

Life is full of regrets, but it doesn't pay to look back.

Zinedine Zidane
It was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.

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
It doesn't matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.

It doesn't matter how many times you win an award, it is always very special.

Zinedine Zidane

Ronaldinho is total class - a very, very great player. He is quick, powerful, and has extraordinary technical qualities. He is a dribbler but is also a player who can make the play for his teammates. He's not really a No.10, a true organizer. He's more a second attacker who can score goals and has the vision to make them.

Zinedine Zidane