I guess there are those who say Zidane was overrated, and there are others who say he is underrated (people who hype him up to best player of all time). Zidane is neither. Zidane can definitely be in the Top 10 of all time time. He had an amazing time with Juventus. After his move to Juventus, he won two Serie A's, an Intercontinental Cup, and finished as a runner up in the CL, losing to Borussia Dortmund in the final. The 1997-98 season was a good success too. It was his second Scudetto, and they also finished runners up to Real Madrid in the Champions League for a third consecutive time, with Zidane's help. Continuing on in his club career, he later moved to Real Madrid, (world record transfer fee) where he played a pivotal role in Madrid winning the 2002 CL, and provided the game winner in a fantastic top corner volley with his weaker foot at the highest level possible of the game. He helped Real Madrid to win the 2003 La Liga, and after that, he finished his final season at Real Madrid without trophies, but was second top scorer and second top assister behind Ronaldo and Beckham. His international career could be arguably even better than his club career. His World Cup 1998 was average, but into the finals he gave one of the best individual final performances. He created many chances, and also scored a BRACE in the final with two headed goals, and also provided many clear goal chances but their striker was, simply put, horrible. He then won Euro 2000, scoring a memorable goal against Portugal in the quarter finals, and the winning goal against Spain in the semis. He was named player of the tournament by UEFA. His 2002 World Cup was a failure, as was his teams. Euro 2004 was a moderate tournament, he scored two goals against England to win against them, but was eliminated in the quarter finals by eventual winners Greece in a surprise win. His WC 2006, coming out of a retirement, was amazing. He assisted many goals in the opening stages of the tournament, and scored the penalty kick to lead them to the finals, where he also put them up seven minutes into the game with a penalty kick. He later received the famous red card we all know, and for all we know, could've won the WC for France with his level of skill in penalties in tense situations. However, Materazzi become hated world wide after the truth became known, and it was a disappointing end to a great players career. Gathering from this, I can clearly say that Zidane has been there done that, scored in two WC finals, been in 4 CL finals, and scored in one, and has won various important trophies. He has done it for club and country, and as such is considered one of the greatest of all time. Besides that, deeper analysis into his game reveals he helps his team when he plays and also shows front page performances, while also performing from the backstage. "He thinks in one second and does it the next. He is a special player, one who is original and exceptional. He creates space where there is none. Only the very best players can do that. No matter where he gets the ball or how it comes to him, Zidane can get out of trouble. His imagination and his technique are amazing." -Edgar Davids.