Soccer Icons – Part 2

Cristiano Ronaldo

With 26 trophies on his shelf, this 33-year-old refuses to put a stop to his soccer streak. Born and raised in Madeira his youth career was fruitful enough for him to join the ranks of Manchester United, becoming their first Portuguese player at the age of 18. Here he was instrumental in helping the team remain victorious. In 2009 he moved to Real Madrid where his prowess as an adept attacker continued. Known for being cocky and arrogant on and off the pitch, Ronaldo has somewhat become the bad boy of soccer. As one of the fastest players in world history and with a shining career, its easy to understand why someone’s ego may become inflated.

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Soccer Icons

Zinedine Zidane

With his youth soccer career ending in ’89, Zidane had been a master the sport for several decades. Born in France in 1972, the three-time FIFA world player of the year was renowned for his incredible technique and ball control. On the pitch from as early as 10 years of age, Zidane went from strength to strength making a name for himself all the way from his Cannes days up until he played for Real Madrid who paid a record fee of 150 billion Italian lire for him. Scoring some of the best goals in UEFA history his careers only notable scar was the infamous headbutt incident. Now managing the most recent team he played for, superstar factory Real Madrid, he continues his legacy by passing down his knowledge of the game to new talent.

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