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 Zinédine ZIDANE 1998-2006 
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Name: Zinédine Yazid Zidane

Nickname: "Zizou"


Country: :FRA: France
Club: Juventus F.C. (1996-2001) | Real Madrid C.F. (2001-2006)
Position: *AMF, SMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 26-30 years (23/06/1972)

Height: 185 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Attack: 88
Defence: 52
Balance: 88
Stamina: 83
Top Speed: 79
Acceleration: 83
Response: 83
Agility: 82
Dribble Accuracy: 97
Dribble Speed: 83
Short Pass Accuracy: 94
Short Pass Speed: 89
Long Pass Accuracy: 90
Long Pass Speed: 90
Shot Accuracy: 80
Shot Power: 87
Shot Technique: 87
Free Kick Accuracy: 86
Curling: 88
Header: 76
Jump: 77
Technique: 98
Aggression: 83
Mentality: 80
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 86

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 8
Consistency: 8
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

S02 - Passer
S04 - PK Taker
S05 - 1-touch Play
S06 - Outside curve
S16 - Roulette Skills
S19 - Scissors Skills
S20 - Flicking Skills
S21 - Step On Skills
P01 - Classic NO.10
P03 - Trickster
P18 - Talisman

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Tactical Dribble - Playmaking - Passing - Penalties - 1-Touch Pass - Outside

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


“Great players decide great games,” goes an old football saying. The big game took place in Stade de France in St. Denis near Paris on 12 July 1998. And the great player, who decided it was Zinedine Zidane. The playmaking genius led the “Grande Nation” by scoring two wonderfully clean headers in the 27th and 46th minutes to their first FIFA World Cup™ title. Therefore, the Brazilian ball virtuosos were forced to leave the pitch as runners-up for the first time in five appearances in the final. Petit’s goal to make the score 3-0 was only of real interest to the statisticians. 75,000 euphoric fans in the stadium and a whole country celebrated just one man: “Zizou”, the white cat. Two years later, Zidane led the “Equipe Tricolore” to the European Championship title in Rotterdam – 2-1 against Italy on the golden goal rule. The double hadn’t been achieved since the Germans achieved it in 1972/74. Since Alfredo di Stefano, no other footballer had embodied so many talents and qualities in one person than the strategist from Real Madrid. He is a playmaker and thinker, shines as a goal scorer, has a polished technique, is strong physically (50/50 balls) and is moreover an excellent team player: somebody for football’s text books. And not only because he is an exceptionally gifted footballer. His life fits the cliché, from poor working class child to millionaire. Zinedine Yazid Zidane was born on 23 June 1972 as the son of Algerian immigrants in the southern Franceport of Marseilles. He grew up there in the problem quarter, La Castellane with his three brothers Nordine, Farid, Djamel and his sister Lila. The future national hero is a genuine “street footballer”. As a child he played in the grey concrete jungle’s backyards. Aged 12, he followed France’s 1984 European Championship victory as a ball-boy. Aged 14, he was noticed by talent scouts and he landed up in AS Cannes’ football academy. Aged 16, he made his debut for Cannes in the French first division. After the club were relegated, he was transferred to Girondins Bordeaux in 1992 and played his first international match in August 1994. It was like a triumphal procession: sent onto the pitch with the score at 0-2 against the CzechRepublic, “Zizou” scored the goals that levelled the scores. Zidane moved to Italy’s record champions, Juventus in 1996, where he was given the final international polish. Playing for Juve he won the Italian championship twice and stood in the Champions League final on two occasions – but he landed up on the losing team on both occasions. On the other hand, he had an immaculate record with the national team in FIFA World Cup™ and European Championship finals. Real Madrid bought Zidane for a 71.6 million Euro transfer fee in 2001. He therefore became the most expensive footballer of all time. Whilst playing for Real, the Frenchman won the one title that had eluded him: the Champions League. His dream goal sealed Real’s 2-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen in the final in Glasgow on 15 May 2002. It was the ninth time the team had returned to Spain’s capital city with the cup in their hands. Zidane was therefore at the peak of his career. But the fall was that much longer as a result: only a few months later and just before the begin of the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ in Japan and South Korea , Zizou suffered a torn muscle in his left thigh and was forced to sit on the bench for the first two group matches. In the final group match against Denmark, Zidane ran onto the pitch with a bandage around his leg but even he, considerably handicapped by the injury, wasn’t able to prevent the FIFA World Cup™ holders and odds-on favourite from being eliminated at the group stage. They went home without scoring and with just one measly point to their credit. At the EURO 2004 in Portugal, Zidane, who scored three goals of which two came in added time in the memorable 2-1 win against England, was the best player in an otherwise disappointing French team that lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual European champions, Greece. With the European Championship that went badly awry still on his mind, Zidane announced his retirement from international football on 12 August 2004. He only wanted to appear in future for his employers, Real Madrid, explained the clearly frustrated superstar. His 93 international appearances saw him score 26 goals for the "Equipe Tricolore". Zidane has won a deserved place in the history books alongside such names as Stefano, Pele, Cruyff, Beckenbauer and Maradona. He was World Player of the Year on three occasions (1998, 2000 and 2003), Europe’s Player of the Year in 1998 and World Sportsman of the Year in 1999. It’s not just his technique and goal scoring instinct that make him so unique. He is a player’s player that gives his all and who shows no airs and graces. In spite of his talents being on the wane, the world’s best paid footballer is probably still worth every cent of his estimated eight million Euro yearly salary for his club Real Madrid with whom he has a contract until 2007.

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ERA: 2003-2006

STATS BY: sandorkocsis & MagicDip & Simcav


Country: :FRA: France
Club: Real Madrid C.F.
Position: *AMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 31-34 years (23/06/1972)

Height: 185 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Attack: 85
Defence: 45
Balance: 90
Stamina: 79
Top Speed: 75
Acceleration: 77
Response: 81
Agility: 74
Dribble Accuracy: 97
Dribble Speed: 76
Short Pass Accuracy: 98
Short Pass Speed: 88
Long Pass Accuracy: 90
Long Pass Speed: 87
Shot Accuracy: 80
Shot Power: 87
Shot Technique: 86
Free Kick Accuracy: 86
Curling: 85
Header: 75
Jump: 74
Technique: 99
Aggression: 78
Mentality/Tenacity: 80
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 80

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 5
Weak Foot Accuracy: 8
Weak Foot Frequency: 8
Consistency: 7
Growth Type: Late Peak

P01: Classic NO.10
P03: Trickster
P18: Talisman
S02: Passer
S04: PK Taker
S05: 1-touch Play
S06: Outside curve
S16: Roulette Skills
S19: Scissors Skills
S20: Flicking Skills
S21: Step On Skills

SPECIAL ABILITIES:Tactical Dribble - Playmaking - Passing - 1-Touch Pass - Outside - Penalties

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced

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Condition should be 7 in 1993-1996 set

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:44 pm

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Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:13 pm

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There's no way he's less agile in 1993 than his twilight years set...

Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:45 am

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Fakhrul wrote:
There's no way he's less agile in 1993 than his twilight years set...

Yes he was rather stiff, I use a different set for that era with a white value in AGI.

Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:32 am

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Wasn't that the 1993-1996 set is a wrong set? It doesn't need major overhaul anymore anyway since the other sets have been reworked, but good amount of works still required if this's true.

Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:03 am
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'93-'96 set should be deleted, it was already agreed in the past, I don't know why Cristiano posted it here...

Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:25 am

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I didn't notice that, that's why I posted here the set, deleted ;)

Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:07 am

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MEN should be reduced here in Real Madrid's set to 80 or high green... everytime that things go bad for Real; Zidane sometimes lost composture in the Field....
But COND Should be 7, despite not running much he was very consistence with that

Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:31 pm

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If you want my advice (for what it's worth, since there is my nick on the credits), the latest set needs an update in these areas:

ATT, higher than 82 (I use the Konami value - 90- for both sets but I know people don't like giving high ATT value to midfielders around), I'd say at least 85
TS: 75
AGI: much much lower, he wasn't a particularly agile player (and became less and less agile with time), if you wanna emulate his style ingame, he shouldn't be granted high AGI values, I have him at 74, but that's more for 2006, it could be in low green.
DA: 97, same as the first set, he didn't lose anything on this, on the contrary I even think he became better with time.
DS: Here again, much lower, I have him at 75 for 2006, could be around 77, same explanation than AGI.
SPA I have him at 98, but 96 is ok too
HEA & JUMP, I have him at 75/74, he never impressed anyone with these, do you remember any other goals he scored apart the two headers against Brazil in 98?
MEN, I also have 80, I agree that he was nothing special in this aspect but it could remain in yellow, in clubs he's probably worth green MEN-wise but in NT he was better in that aspect, worth yellow for me. So let's say it's for what he showed with France.
TW: The biggest change to make is here. I have him at 80, and he's wasn't any better than this IMO. I rate MEN based on the support a player gives to the team, mainly without the ball as for me it has nothing to to with the ability to connect with other players or playmaking capacity/intelligence stuffs like it has been said in the past. Without the ball Zidane was nearly useless according to modern football standards where even a N°10 have to do his share of (defensive) work, he had the luxury to have Makélélé for that.

Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:06 pm

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And I forgot, Condition should remain in 6 max, he had never been physically impressive to be able to play consecutive games in a great shape.
In 2006 he was washed out, for that year, it should be 5.

Tech: 99 :mrgreen:
Zidane teaching football to Brazilian players, probably his best game ever for France.

Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:08 pm

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Updated the 2004-2006 set with your suggestions ;)

Agree with 99 TECH, but in both sets... For me Zidane is the only one player who deserves that value, I always use him with 99...

Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:52 pm

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The DS hasn't been updated yet. ;)
Also, DS and agility on the first set can be decreased by some points (2-3). I don't think that Zidane is impressive enough to get 84-85 DS and agility in Juve. The header and jump, too.

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I've updated the first set with your suggestions and raised ATT a bit. Meanwhile Cristiano should take care of his set (set he posted)

Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:44 am
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