Zinedine Zidane Thomas Signs With San Diego State
Zidane Thomas of Peoria Centennial High School made an exciting commitment to San Diego State on National Signing Day Wednesday morning, leading his team all the way to their fifth-grade state final last season.
Bellingham’s unveiling at Madrid was more high-stakes than Ronaldo’s arrival with his legacy already cemented in place.
Early Life and Education
Zinedine Zidane was born in Marseille on 23 June 1972 to an Algerian watchman and French mother. As a child he loved playing football; throwing aside his school bag to focus solely on it and play all day long with it! Soon enough his talents became noticeable; soon thereafter he started earning professional recognition in this sport.
Boise State recently welcomed Zidane Thomas from Fox Chapel Area High School in Pennsylvania as their 2019 recruit. This junior has all of the tools to succeed at the next level – physical running back who excels between tackles with an ability to break free when necessary, quickness for reaching top speeds quickly, etc.
Zinedine Zidane began his managerial career after retiring as a player, taking charge of Real Madrid’s reserve team and eventually taking over full-time on January 4, 2016 following Rafael Benitez’s departure. His first season back as full-time manager proved highly successful as he won several prestigious titles and set various records during a debut campaign that also brought numerous victories on the pitch.
He is the only coach ever to win three consecutive Champions League championships and also twice won La Liga and twice the Supercopa de Espana.
Zidane Thomas led Centennial High School to a 5A state championship this past spring and received his first Pac-12 offer this week from Utah, who recently acquired T.J. Green from Oregon State for TJ Green from Chandler HS (also Arizona State and Boise State are also potential choices).
Achievement and Honors
Zidane was an icon in his own time and won numerous accolades throughout his career – three-time World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or winner, in addition to twice winning Ligue 1 Player of the Year awards.
His amazing dribbling skills, creative vision and finesse made him one of the greatest footballers ever. Additionally, he served as an example of integration within French society while representing hope and possibility to fans of all backgrounds.
After retiring as a player, Zidane made the leap into coaching and began managing Real Madrid Castilla in January 2016. Within two and half years he won both the Spanish title and Champions League three times before leaving in May 2021.
Zidane’s success as a soccer player was undeniable, yet not the sole cause of his extraordinary fame and popularity. Originating from Kabyle descent, he represented France’s rich mosaic of immigrants.
Zidane offered individuals and populations throughout Europe hope and identity. His words and actions had significance far beyond soccer fields.
Zinedine Zidane was one of the greatest players ever and carried his success into his managerial career as well. A three-time Ballon d’Or winner and key member in both Juventus’ and Real Madrid’s success stories as well as France’s 1998 and 2000 World Cup triumphs, Zidane remains an icon on and off the pitch.
Zidane made his coaching debut at Real Madrid Castilla before taking over their senior side. Under his direction, two La Liga titles and one Champions League have been won during his time leading Real Madrid.
Zidane relies primarily on his salary and manager fees for income; however, he also generates significant earnings through lucrative brand endorsement deals with Adidas, Lego, Christian Dior and others.