His last World Cup, so we had to include him in the list. Zinédine Zidane played in the World Cup with the French national team in the summer of 2006. It was his last competition after a long and incredible career. France got off to a bad start and they had to face the formidable Spanish team in the round of 16.
The Spanish press were overly confident and they said he was done for… But they were wrong. That was the day Zidane silenced Spain.
Zidane Quote: “I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard.”