Football: Riches offered by club football can't buy satisfaction of winning the World Cup

Former French player Zinedine Zidane (holding trophy), with team-mates (from left) Bernard Diomede, Robert Pires, Bixente Lizarazu and Marcel Desailly, said winning the 1998 World Cup is "the most beautiful thing" to happen to him.
Former French player Zinedine Zidane (holding trophy), with team-mates (from left) Bernard Diomede, Robert Pires, Bixente Lizarazu and Marcel Desailly, said winning the 1998 World Cup is "the most beautiful thing" to happen to him.PHOTO: AFP

It's still the highest honour despite lucrative national leagues and Champions League

SINGAPORE - His latest Champions League triumph is one of more than 100 team and individual medals, trophies and other accolades that fill his burgeoning cabinet, testament to his greatness as a footballer then and a manager now.

Other than the four Champions League gongs, Zinedine Zidane has won two Serie A and two LaLiga titles, the 2000 European Championship and the 1998 Ballon d'Or.

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