The legendary midfielder joined Real Madrid from Juventus in 2001 for a then-world record fee of 77.5 million euros – a figure that took eight years to be broken when Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo consecutively signed. contract with Los Blancos.
During his five years at the Santiago Bernabeu, Zidane won six major titles, including the 2002 Champions League, when he hit an iconic volley in the final against Bayer Leverkusen.
Widely known as one of the best attacking midfielders in football history, Zidane decided to wear shirt number 5 when he arrived at Real Madrid.
This strange curiosity was pointed out by Zidane during a meeting with Lionel Messi within the framework of adidas’ event at Inter Miami.
Lionel Messi said: “It’s strange to see a number 10 wearing the number 5 shirt. You have made the number 5 shirt important.”
Zidane explained: “A central midfielder with the number 5, a bit strange, isn’t it? But you know what happened. Florentino Perez does not like a player wearing the number 25 or 30 at all. No, he comes from another era, from the old days shirt numbers were 1 to 11 and that was it.
But in the end, number 5 for me, it’s a strong feeling, because it’s history for me personally.”
Tieu Lam | 12:48 November 11, 2023