Zinedine Zidane’s 35 Most Memorable Quotes

Zinedine Zidane is a legendary French football player who is widely regarded as a master of the game’s fundamentals and techniques. He’s known for his great ball control and dribbling skills, as well as his magical ball touch, focused vision, and leadership qualities.

No player during his active soccer years could match his ability to control and receive the ball. In 108 international appearances, he scored 31 goals. Zidane has remained active in his beloved sport as a manager since his retirement. During his active years, he was regarded as France’s best player. Zidane has won a slew of prestigious football awards, including the FIFA World Player of the Year three times and the Ballon D’Or once.




May these Zinedine Zidane Success Quotes motivate you to pursue your goals.


“Football was the easy part.” 


“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.”


Real Madrid is the most important thing that happened to me, both as a footballer and as a person.”


“It will be a physical encounter but we must not respond in kind.”


“We are well aware of the task ahead of us in what will be a very difficult match but which we all dream of playing.” 


“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.” 


“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.”




“There are evil people, and I don’t even want to hear those guys speak.”


“Sometimes words are harder than blows.”


“We must not let ourselves get driven off course, no matter what happens we must stick to our natural game.” 


“I’m very inspired by him-it was my father who taught us that an immigrant must work twice as hard as anybody else, that he must never give up.” 




“The door can never be closed for good to any player.” 


“My passion for the game comes from the city of Marseille itself.”


“It doesn’t matter how many times you win an award; it is always very special.”




“I am supposed to set an example to young players.”


“Mandela has played a crucial part in history. He’s done some extraordinary things, not only for his country but also for the whole world.” 


“A Mediterranean city is really my culture.”


“My father is an Algerian, proud of who he is and I am proud that my father is Algerian.” 


“I used to cry because I couldn’t play soccer because I didn’t have any shoes, but then I met a man who didn’t have any feet.”


“The French team has done so much for me, and I want to give back. I told myself that I didn’t have much time left in soccer and that I wanted to make the most of it.”


“Everything I’ve accomplished in football has come from playing street football with my friends.”




“The England team must be respected at all times. They are always willing to fight to the end.”


“I have won a lot of awards, which makes me very happy, but I am not the best player in the world.”


“You have a big problem when your own fans whistle and jeer.”


“Football boots are highly technical and must meet a variety of requirements.”


“It’s incredible to be recognised by an entire country.”


“I have a strong desire to play hard every day and fight hard in every match.”


“It’s true that pressure is a part of football these days. You must accept it, along with everything it entails – the good and the bad.”


“I believe Marseille is similar to Liverpool in terms of being both vibrant and tough.”


“It’s a dream.” 


“We were a family that had started from nothing and now we had respect from all walks of life in France.”


“I was fortunate to have grown up in a difficult environment. It not only teaches you about football but also about life.”


“There is nothing in this vast universe that can stop you from achieving your goals if you are determined and confident.”

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