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Zinedine Zidane

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Soccer Player

The Resume

    (June 23, 1972- )
    Highest paid soccer player in the World (2002)
    Played on teams that won the World Cup and the European Championship
    Retired from French national team (August 12, 2004)
    Played for AS Cannes, Girondins Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid
    Played for France in three World Cups (1998-2006)
    Nicknamed 'Zizou'

Why he might be annoying:

    He was the leader of a French team that failed to score a goal in their defense of their World Cup title.
    Outside of the pitch, Zinedine Zidane is considered one of the world's most boring players.
    Even though his website allows fans to post their reactions to France's miserable performance in its 2002 World Cup campaign, all those reactions are highly positive (very, very suspicious).
    He is usually the last person called in an alphabetized list.
    Zidane is Christian Dior's first male model.
    During the 1998 World Cup, he stomped on a Saudi player.
    He head-butted Italian Marco Materazzi in overtime during the 2006 World Cup final (and his last international game). He was ejected, and France lost the match without him.
    He was sponsored by LEGO, which made plastic figurines of him.
    His initials are double Z's.

Why he might not be annoying:

    In the 1998 World Cup final, he scored 2 goals in the final to lead France past Brazil.
    Zidane is self-admittedly shy.
    Zidane is a positive role model for France's marginalized Arabic population.
    He won FIFA World Footballer of the Year award twice.
    Real Madrid paid $66 million (US Dollars) to have his rights transferred from the Italian team Juventus.
    He grew up poor.
    He is the son of Algerian immigrants, making him a target of racist insults.
    He led France to their first World Cup title (1998).
    Pele named him one of the 125 best living soccer players (2004).
    He was allegedly called the 'son of a terrorist whore' by Materazzi, which may have prompted the head butt.
    Despite his ejection and his team losing, he was named the World Cup's most outstanding player (2006).

Credit: SumoBear and Hoxy

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 28 Votes: 53.57% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 112 Votes: 55.36% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 175 Votes: 53.14% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 34 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 53 Votes: 47.17% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 195 Votes: 51.79% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 272 Votes: 48.53% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 78 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 60 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 60 Votes: 56.67% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 128 Votes: 69.53% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 691 Votes: 49.93% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 216 Votes: 57.87% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 297 Votes: 55.22% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 949 Votes: 49.10% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 735 Votes: 65.99% Annoying