Zinedine Zidane to announce shock retirement?

Zizou created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

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Sad news for Zidane fans. Speculation had been rife that Zizou will announce his retirement from sports, at age 51, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 01/10/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a footballer isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a footballer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouZinedine was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouZinedine.”
— @DesireePlum, 30 Sep 2023
“Zidane wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 30 Sep 2023

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