France – Real Madrid – Zenedine Zidane Tactics and MBTI Personaliy

Zinédine Zidane

Concluded Myers Briggs Personality Type – ISFP


Net Worth: $70 million







Quick Profile Overview

Zinédine Zidane Trophies:

World's Best Club Coach 1
Champions League winner 3
Spanish champion 1
Spanish cup winner 1
Spanish Super Cup winner 1

Born/age: Jun 23, 1972 (45)

Place of birth: FranceMarseille

Nationality: FranceFrance

Trainer licence : UEFA Pro licence

Avg. term as coach: 1,56 Years

Preferred formation: 4-3-3 off.

Zinédine Zidane
Real Madrid
Real Madrid Manager
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First name
Last name
Date of birth
23 June 1972
Country of birth
Place of birth
185 cm
78 kg

Career (Coach)

Team From To
Real Madrid January 2016
Real Madrid II July 2015 January 2016


World Cup Winner 1x 1998 France
Runner-up 1x 2006 Germany
European Championship Winner 1x 2000 Netherlands/Belgium
EC Qualification Winner 1x 2000 Netherlands/Belgium
Club Domestic
La Liga Winner 2x 2016/2017, 2002/2003
Runner-up 3x 2015/2016, 2005/2006, 2004/2005
Serie A Winner 2x 1997/1998, 1996/1997
Runner-up 1x 1999/2000
Copa del Rey Winner 1x 2013/2014
Runner-up 2x 2003/2004, 2001/2002
Super Cup Winner 1x 1997/1998
Super Cup Winner 3x 2017/2018, 2003/2004, 2001/2002
Club International
UEFA Champions League Winner 4x 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2013/2014, 2001/2002
Runner-up 2x 1997/1998, 1996/1997
UEFA Europa League Runner-up 1x 1995/1996
UEFA Super Cup Winner 4x 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2002/2003, 1996/1997
FIFA Club World Cup Winner 2x 2017 UAE, 2016 Japan
Inter Continental Cup Winner 2x 2002, 1996
International Champions Cup Winner 1x 2013

Tactical Philosophy

There is a widespread belief that Zidane’s role as a manager of this Real Madrid side involves him with only managing the egos and keeping them happy. To an extent, it is true that Zidane’s primary job is man management. Having been a star himself during his playing career and also a part of the Galacticos at Real, Zidane knows what the expectations are like at the Madrid club. He has experienced everything first hand and knows the problems involved inside the football club. Having been a part of the Real Madrid set up for seven years before his appointment as a manager, Zidane knows the club well and also has a good relationship with the players. His legend status as a player also gives him the respect from the squad, something that was a problem for the players previously under Rafa Benitez.

During his study for the licensing badges, Zidane watched Guardiola at Bayern Munich and attended a few sessions. However, he showed an inclination towards Marcelo Bielsa, manager of Marseille and Christian Gourcuff who was managing Lorient, at the time. Gourcuff is known for building fluid attacking sides with a stringent budget. Zidane’s influence in a managerial aspect comes from these encounters.

As a manager, with a vast assortment of stars, Zidane continued with a 4-3-3 using Modric and Kroos along with Isco/ James as part of the midfield trio. The BBC partnership up front was preferred. Kroos was chosen to be the lone pivot in this system, having been moulded into an excellent ball player in that role under Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich.

Concluded MBTI Personality: ISFP

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