Zinedine Zidane: 51 Year Old Real Madrid Legend Dazzles in Exhibition Game With Insane Skills, Video

Zinedine Zidane: 51 Year Old Real Madrid Legend Dazzles in Exhibition Game With Insane Skills, Video

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 15, 2024 at 7:48 AM
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  • Zinedine Zidane turned out in a charity game for Bordeaux
  • He turned back the hands of time with his ageless skillset
  • Since leaving Real Madrid, Zizou has remained unattached

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Zinedine Zidane showcased his timeless skillset in a recent exhibition game in France, almost two decades after retiring from professional football.

The iconic midfielder, renowned for his Ballon d'Or and World Cup triumphs, retired from the sport at the age of 34 after the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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Zinedine Zidane mesmerised the crowd at the Stade Chaban-Delmas with his sublime skills during an exhibition game on May 14, 2024. Photo credit: @girondins.
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Despite the passage of time, Zidane demonstrated that he had not lost any of his footballing prowess.

Zidane dazzles in exhibition game

Participating in a charity match at the Parc Lescure, now known as Stade Chaban-Delmas, the legendary Real Madrid midfielder represented his boyhood club, Girondins Bordeaux.

His performance on May 14 was nothing short of spectacular, dazzling the crowd with sublime displays on the pitch.

In a remarkable display of skill, Zizou showcased his ball control for nearly 50 metres, drawing loud cheers from the crowd, who marvelled at the 51-year-old's finesse.

Ultimately, he set up a teammate, and the ensuing play almost led to a goal, but the effort struck the crossbar.

Playing against Varieties Club de France, Zidane's Bordeaux emerged victorious with a scoreline of 5-3.

What's the purpose of the exhibition game Zidane played in?

The match, organised to celebrate Parc Lescure's 100th anniversary, brought together some of France's footballing legends.

The game raised €72,786 for charitable causes, with funds going to the non-profit entities, Abbé Pierre Foundation and Secours Populaire.

The Abbé Pierre Foundation focuses on combating housing issues in France, while Secours Populaire is a grassroots organisation dedicated to providing assistance to those in need.

Zidane shows immense support to Real Madrid

Sports Brief also reported that Zinedine Zidane backed his former team as Joselu scored the winning goal for Real Madrid against Bayern Munich on May 8.

The Los Blancos star's two late goals in the second half overturned Alphonso Davies' early breakthrough, securing their spot in the Champions League final.

The only clubs Zidane wants to coach

As also reported by Sports Brief, former Real Madrid midfielder, Thomas Gravesen, revealed the three clubs Zidane would love to coach during a discussion with Discovery+.

The French legend, who has been away from managerial duties since leaving his role as Real Madrid coach in 2021, has reportedly shown interest in coaching certain sides.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.