Even though, he only won one Ballon d’Or throughout his career as a player, Zinedine Zidane is still worthy of being considered one of the best players in history. That opinion came from Brazilian legend, Roberto Carlos.
While still actively playing first, Zidane was known as one of the world’s best midfielders. His ability to process the ball was unmatched at the time, his vision on the pitch was also extraordinary.
It all started when the player docked at Juventus in 1996. Two years later, he drove the French national team to become world champion. No wonder if in 2001, Real Madrid was willing to break the transfer record to recruit him from the Italian Club.
Reportedly, Real Madrid spent up to 150 billion lira or around 77.5 million Euros. His arrival at that time was welcomed like the world’s best players by Real Madrid fans.
Despite holding the status of the world’s most expensive player at the time, Zidane was also not much acting up. He remained focused on his performance on the pitch, how to develop the game and bring the team to victory.
Therefore, it is not surprising that Roberto Carlos considers the former teammate as one of the best players in football history.
“Zizou arrived as the number one person in the world. He is not a talkative person, so he lets his football talk on the field,”
“He is like an artist or a ballet dancer. He is one of the best of all time without doubt. And also one of the best coaches in the world today, “Carlos told Goal International.
After retiring as a player, Zidane also showed topnotch quality as a football coach. The proof, the man from France managed to deliver Madrid won 3 Champions League trophies in a row.
Roberto Carlos considers Zidane quite good at building good relationships with his players.
“He is great on the human side. He created a good relationship with his players and he knew Real Madrid mentally. He makes it easier for the players to work and he knows how they think,”continued the former Brazilian and Real Madrid star.