(often incorrectly spelled Zinédine)(born June 23, 1972), popularly nicknamed Zizou (pronounced zi'zu
), is a former French football player of Kabyle Algerian descent who has starred for both the French national team and for four European club teams, most recently Real Madrid.
Zidane received international attention with two headed goals in the 1998 World Cup final against Brazil that essentially won his country's first ever FIFA World Cup title.
However, in the recent Fifa World Cup, he got red carded after head-butting Italian player Marco Matterazzi. Whenever one thinks of Zinedine Zidane, this incident will probably be the first thing that comes to mind.
One can be caught "pulling a Zinedine Zidane" after performing such an act.