World Cup 2018: 9 days to go

Still the highest honour

Zinedine Zidane holding the World Cup with team-mates (from left) Bernard Diomede, Robert Pires, Bixente Lizarazu and Marcel Desailly, after France beat Brazil 3-0 in the final in Paris in July 1998.
Zinedine Zidane holding the World Cup with team-mates (from left) Bernard Diomede, Robert Pires, Bixente Lizarazu and Marcel Desailly, after France beat Brazil 3-0 in the final in Paris in July 1998.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Despite the riches of club football, winning the World Cup is what footballers dream of

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2018, with the headline 'Still the highest honour'. Print Edition | Subscribe