Zinedine Zidane was born June 23, 1972, in Marseille, France. Zidane got his start in football (known as soccer in North America) at an early age, when he joined the US Saint-Henri club.
He moved on to Septemes Sports Olympiques after the coach convinced the director of the club to sign him. After leaving Septemes at the age of 14, Zidane participated in the first year junior selection for the league championship, the same year he was discovered. The backbone of Real Madrid's attack. Someone whose name is often mis-spelled as Zinedine Zidane but being an Islamic name it should be spelled as Zain ul Din Zidane...Hail The Greatest