(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.
"Easy buddy, don't go and pull a Zinedine Zidane on me..."
by Peppino July 16, 2006
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Considered by many as the greatest footballer of his generation. One of the most gifted and creative players of all time. He played at the attacking midfield position. 3 time FIFA world player of the year, 2 time UEFA player of the year, golden ball winner in 2 world cups are among his many personal achievements. He was a part of the french national team which won the FIFA world cup in 1998 and UEFA Euro 2000. His other medals include UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, World Club Championship, Spanish Premiera Liga, Copa Del Ray, Serie A among many others.

Yet his last match of his glittering career was his most infamous. Where he headbutted an Italian player in the world cup final only to be ejected for the match.
Zinedine Zidane is considered as the greatest mid fielder of all time
by jaideep January 12, 2009
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"Did you fist her?"
"No dude, I used my forehead!"
"Oh shit, Zinedine Zidane."
by L.A.P.D. October 6, 2006
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To head-butt someone in the sternum, solar plexus or abdomen in the fashion of famous French footballer Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 World Cup final. To use one's head as a battering ram or weapon as Zidane did.
He was attacking me, so I leaned over and Zinedine Zidaned him right in the chest. The dude fell over flat.
by shanav May 26, 2010
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