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Top 45 Zinedine Zidane Quotes (MOTIVATION)

Top 10 Most Famous Zinedine Zidane Quotes (BEST)

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes words are harder than blows.
Sometimes words are harder than blows.
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.

7 Zinedine Zidane Quotes About Life

“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.”

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I am proud of where I come from and I will never forget the people I grew up with.
I am proud of where I come from and I will never forget the people I grew up with.
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.
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.
A Mediterranean city is really my culture.
A Mediterranean city is really my culture.
Every day I think about where I come from and I am still proud to be who I am first, a Kabyle from La Castellane, then an Algerian from Marseille, and then a Frenchman.
Every day I think about where I come from and I am still proud to be who I am: first, a Kabyle from La Castellane, then an Algerian from Marseille, and then a Frenchman.
This desire never to stop fighting is something else I learnt in the place where I grew up.
This desire never to stop fighting is something else I learnt in the place where I grew up.

7 Zinedine Zidane Quotes on Football and Success

“I reached this level by sheer dint of hard work, toiling away at scores of tricks and experiments. I used to play with the ball from dawn till dusk and just kept practicing. If I wasn’t playing matches, it was trying out one on one or two against two with a tennis ball. Then I used to try aiming at certain targets. That’s the only way to learn. And if I missed the target, I kept trying until I scored.”

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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.
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.
You can't get bored of winning. You can win 10 games in a row but you keep the same will to snatch the 11th. You always need more.
You can’t get bored of winning. You can win 10 games in a row but you keep the same will to snatch the 11th. You always need more.
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.
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.
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.

8 Zinedine Zidane Quotes About Football that will Make You Think

I think Marseille is probably a place like Liverpool, very vibrant and very tough.
I think Marseille is probably a place like Liverpool, very vibrant and very tough.
My passion for the game comes from the city of Marseille itself. Unfortunately I can't go back there as much I want to because I play a lot here and abroad.
My passion for the game comes from the city of Marseille itself. Unfortunately I can’t go back there as much I want to because I play a lot here and abroad.
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.
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.
The door can never be closed for good to any player.
The door can never be closed for good to any player.
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.
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.
Football boots are very technical and have lots of specific requirements.
Football boots are very technical and have lots of specific requirements.

3 Zinedine Zidane Quotes on Ronaldinho, Thierry Henry, and Paul Scholes

“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.”

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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.

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.”

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10 Beautiful Quotes About Zidane by Other Footballers

To see Zidane in action was to witness poetry in motion. The skills, the vision, the goals… he was a sublime performer. - Paul Scholes
To see Zidane in action was to witness poetry in motion. The skills, the vision, the goals… he was a sublime performer. – Paul Scholes
To train with Zidane for three years was a dream. For me, he is the greatest player of all time. - David Beckham
To train with Zidane for three years was a dream. For me, he is the greatest player of all time. – David Beckham
When Zidane stepped onto the pitch, the 10 other guys just got suddenly better. It is that simple. It was magic. - Zlatan Ibrahimovic
When Zidane stepped onto the pitch, the 10 other guys just got suddenly better. It is that simple. It was magic. – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zidane is one of the best footballers of all time, one of my idols. He had such elegance and grace, a wonderful touch and superb vision. - Ronaldinho
Zidane is one of the best footballers of all time, one of my idols. He had such elegance and grace, a wonderful touch and superb vision. – Ronaldinho
Zidane is the master. Over the past 10 years there’s been no-one like him, he has been the best player in the world. - Pelé
Zidane is the master. Over the past 10 years there’s been no-one like him, he has been the best player in the world. – Pelé
For me, he’s the greatest player of the century. The best player of all time. - Fabien Barthez
For me, he’s the greatest player of the century. The best player of all time. – Fabien Barthez
The most elegant footballer I have ever seen. - Gary Lineker
The most elegant footballer I have ever seen. – Gary Lineker
I think he was born with a ball at his feet. I think when the doctor pulled him out, he said ‘This is weird, there is a ball here!' - Emmanuel Petit
I think he was born with a ball at his feet. I think when the doctor pulled him out, he said ‘This is weird, there is a ball here!’ – Emmanuel Petit
He was as elegant as a dancer – he even used the soles of his boots efficiently. Everything was easy for him; he made such movements that if I tried to copy them I would break my legs. - Franco Baresi
He was as elegant as a dancer – he even used the soles of his boots efficiently. Everything was easy for him; he made such movements that if I tried to copy them I would break my legs. – Franco Baresi
A true artist. What he could do with the ball was incredible. Only Maradona could do the same. - Marcel Desailly
A true artist. What he could do with the ball was incredible. Only Maradona could do the same. – Marcel Desailly

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