On This Day 19 years ago history of football was changed forever as Real Madrid signed Zinedine Zidane where he was presented by the club on the 9th of July 2001.

The 48-year-old Los Blancos coach was pictured with club president Florentino Pérez and late Alfredo Di Stéfano during his unveiled with his jersey number 5 jersey.

Zidane’s arrival to Santiago Bernabeu brings a successful spell for Real Madrid, which topped with the club’s ninth Champions League title and have since continued with the Frenchman in the dog out.


As a player, the Algerian descent spent five years between 2001 and 2006 where he scored 49 goals in 227 appearances, the most memorable of which was his spectacular volley which helped the team to their Champions League success against Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow.

Zidane brings glamour on the pitch with his elegance and abundant quality to the Los Blancos fans where he won one La Liga Intercontinental Cup, a European Super Cup, one La Liga title and two Supercopa de España.


Historic achievements as a coach 1998 FIFA World Cup winner continues to make history, having lifted three consecutive Champions League trophies and has also led the team to a La Liga title, two Club World Cups, two European Super Cups, and two Spanish Super Cups.



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