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Celebrities’ ten best quotes about Zinedine Zidane

Zidane is the master. Over the past 10 years, there’s been no-one like him, he has been the best player in the world. Wise Man

Franz Beckenbauer: “Zidane is unique. The ball flows with him. He is more like a dancer than a football player.”

Michel Platini: “Technically, I think he is the king of what’s fundamental in the game, control and passing. I don’t think anyone can match him when it comes to controlling or receiving the ball.”

Roberto Carlos: “He is the best player I’ve seen… Playing alongside him was a crazy thing! Supporters arrived earlier at the Bernabeu just to see him warm-up.”

Xabi Alonso: “What he could do with a football is a dream for most of us.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “Zidane was from another planet. When Zidane stepped onto the pitch, the 10 other guys just got suddenly better. It is that simple.”

Alfredo Di Stefano: “He dominates the ball, he is a walking spectacle and he plays as if he had a silk gloves on each foot. He reminds me a bit of myself, although I was a bit quicker. He makes it worth while going to the stadium. He’s one of the best I have ever seen.”

Cesare Maldini: I would give up five players to have Zidane in my squad.”

Thierry Henry: In France, everybody realized that God exists, and that he is back in the French international team. God is back, there is little left to say,”

Rivaldo: “I really enjoy watching Zinedine Zidane. His elegance of movement on the pitch and his skills are uncanny. Apart from being an impressive player, he is also very humble and very likeable as a person. A great man.”