It is usually great goalscorers that are mentioned in debates around the greatest player of all time, but make no mistake about it, Zinedine Zidane deserves to be in that conversation.
The France icon did score goals – and great ones at that – but he captured the imagination due to his all-round game. Zizou matched grace with power, subtlety with skills and humility with the odd reminder that he was the boss.
But rather than pay tribute to the former Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid ourselves, we’ve left it to the experts – the players and managers who got to witness his greatness firsthand.
From Hazard’s 10/10 to Jones’ 3.
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Arsenal wanted to sign the goalkeeper.
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You’ve got 22 to get. Easy, right?
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