Enzo Fernández

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Enzo Fernández
Personal information
Full name Enzo Alan Zidane Fernández
Date of birth (1995-03-24) 24 March 1995 (age 22)
Place of birth Bordeaux, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid B
Number 10
Youth career
1997–2000 Juventus
2000–2001 Liceo Francés
2001–2004 San José
2004–2014 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Real Madrid C 26 (4)
2014– Real Madrid B 76 (7)
2016– Real Madrid 0 (0)
National team
2009 Spain U15 1 (0)
2014 France U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:25, 13 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2016

Enzo Alan Zidane Fernández (born 24 March 1995 in Bordeaux, France), known mononymously as Enzo, is a French footballer who plays for Real Madrid Castilla as a midfielder.[1] Enzo was born in Bordeaux, France, he's the eldest son of retired French-Algerian footballer Zinedine Zidane and of Véronique Fernández who is French and Spanish. He attained Spanish citizenship in 2006.

Club career[edit]

Since 2004, Enzo has played for the youth academy of Real Madrid. On 6 September 2011, he was invited by José Mourinho to train with the club's first team.[2][3]

On 5 August 2013, Enzo was promoted to Juvenil 'A' team.[4]

On 16 November 2014, Enzo made his debut for Real Madrid Castilla, the B-team, as a substitute in a 2–1 win over UB Conquense in Segunda División B.[5]

On 12 August 2015, Enzo was named one of the vice-captains of Castilla.[6] He scored his first senior goal ten days later in the first game of the 2015–16 season, a 5–1 home routing of CD Ebro.[7]

On 29 October, Enzo was promoted to train regularly with the first team.[8] He made his senior debut for the club on 30 November 2016, coming off the bench for Isco in a Copa del Rey clash with Cultural Leonesa and scoring from the edge of the penalty area in a 6–1 home win (13–2 aggregate).[9]

International career[edit]

Enzo is eligible to play for France or Spain,[10][11] as well as Algeria, where his paternal grandparents are from.[12][13] In 2010, Zinedine Zidane stated that he is relaxed about whether his son chooses to play for Spain or France at senior international level.[14][15][16] Enzo made one appearance for the Spain national under-15 football team in 2009.[17] He switched to the French Football Federation, and made two appearance for the France national under-19 football team in 2014.[18]

Personal life[edit]

He is the oldest son of Zinedine Zidane and Véronique Fernández, and is known as Enzo Fernández.[19]

Enzo was named after former Uruguayan star Enzo Francescoli.[20] He has three younger brothers, Luca, Theo, and Elyaz playing at the Real Madrid youth academy.[21][22][23]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 8 March 2017[24]
Club Season League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid B 2014–15 8 0 8 0
2015–16 38 2 38 2
2016–17 32 5 32 5
Total 72 7 72 7
Real Madrid 2016–17 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Career total 72 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 73 8

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.realmadrid.com/en/football/academy/castilla/enzo--fernandez
  2. ^ "Enzo Zidane trains with Real first team". ESPN Soccernet. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mourinho allows son of Zidane into first team training" (in Spanish). Sport. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.insidespanishfootball.com/70171/enzo-zidane-steps-up-to-the-real-madrid-c-team/
  5. ^ "Zinedine Zidane's son Enzo, 19, makes Real Madrid B debut". BBC Sport. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Enzo Zidane straps on armband and sets up Castilla winner". Marca. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Escudero, Simón (22 August 2015). "Una manita para empezar en el estreno liguero del Castilla" [A spanking to start Castilla's league campaign] (in Spanish). Diario AS. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Enzo Zidane s'entraîne désormais régulièrement avec les pros du Real Madrid" [Enzo Zidane now trains regularly with Real Madrid's pros] (in French). L'Équipe. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Tom Bassam (30 November 2016). "Real Madrid 6–1 Cultural Leonesa (agg 13–2): Enzo Zidane nets debut goal as Martin Odegaard shines on first start". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Enzo Zidane called up for Spain under-16s" (in Spanish). Marca. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Ginés Meléndez: We plan on calling up Enzo Zidane" (in Spanish). AS. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "ZZ is back on top", The Guardian 4 April 2004
  13. ^ "FIFA Statutes" (PDF). FIFA.com. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Zinedine Zidane's son may opt to play for Spain instead of France". The Daily Telegraph. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Enzo Zidane is a chip off the old block – apart from his nationality". The Guardian. 24 March 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Zidane tells in-demand son to concentrate on studies". World Soccer. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  17. ^ http://www.france24.com/en/20140224-enzo-zidane-play-france-not-spain-football
  18. ^ http://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Actualites/-enzo-zidane-a-choisi-les-bleus/444367
  19. ^ PLAYER PROFILE: ENZO Archived 26 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine., Real Madrid
  20. ^ "The Zidane Clan: After Enzo scored on his Real Madrid debut, how are legend Zinedine and his four sons getting on at the Spanish giants". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  21. ^ "Juvenil B's Luca" (in Spanish). Real Madrid.com. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  22. ^ "Infantil B's Theo" (in Spanish). Real Madrid.com. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "Benjamin A's Elyaz" (in Spanish). Real Madrid.com. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "Enzo Fernández Socceway Profile". Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  25. ^ "Zinedine Zidane includes son Enzo in Real Madrid squad for Champions League final against Juventus". Retrieved 4 June 2017. 

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