Luca Zidane

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Luca Zidane
Real Madrid C.F. the Winner Of The Champions League in 2018 (Luca2).jpg
Personal information
Full name Luca Zinedine Zidane[1]
Date of birth (1998-05-13) 13 May 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 30
Youth career
2004–2018 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Real Madrid B 46 (0)
2018– Real Madrid 2 (0)
National team
2014 France U16 3 (0)
2014–2015 France U17 14 (0)
2015–2016 France U18 6 (0)
2016 France U19 6 (0)
2018 France U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:54, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 May 2018

Luca Zinedine Zidane (born 13 May 1998) is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Spanish club Real Madrid. He is the son of former footballer and current coach of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane.

Early life[edit]

Luca was born in Marseille, and is the son of the FIFA World Cup-winning French footballer and current Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane and his wife Veronique Fernández. He is the second of four brothers, and all of them – Enzo, Theo, and Elyaz – are footballers who developed at the youth academy of Real Madrid.[3] Luca is of Spanish descent through his mother,[4] and of French–Algerian descent through his father.[5]

Club career[edit]

Luca joined the Real Madrid youth academy at the age of six in 2004 and plays as a goalkeeper.[6] He worked his way up from the academy, eventually joining Castilla, the reserve team.[7]

Luca's father Zinedine Zidane came to manage Real Madrid, and became Luca's manager early in his career.[8] Luca made his professional debut for Real Madrid in their last league game of the 2017–18 season: a 2–2 La Liga tie with Villarreal CF on 19 May 2018.[9][10] During the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, he was the third-choice goalkeeper, when Madrid won their third consecutive and 13th overall Champions League title.[11]

International career[edit]

Born in France and of Algerian and Spanish descent, Luca is a youth international for France. He represented the France U17s in their winning campaign at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, and the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 31 March 2019[13]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Madrid Castilla 2016–17 8 0 8 0
2017–18 13 0 13 0
2018–19 18 0 18 0
Total 39 0 39 0
Real Madrid 2017–18 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2018–19 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 41 0 0 0 0 0 41 0

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid

France U17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acta del Partido celebrado el 12 de mayo de 2019, en San Sebastián-Donostia" [Minutes of the Match held on 12 May 2019, in San Sebastián-Donostia] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Luca - Real Madrid CF". Real Madrid CF.
  3. ^ SPORT, RMC. "Bleus - Après Enzo, voilà Luca Zidane !".
  4. ^ "Actualités Véronique Zidane".
  5. ^ Kreo. "Interview: Zidane à cœur ouvert (2e partie) : "J'attends que l'Algérie passe au deuxième tour et même plus !"". lebuteur.com.
  6. ^ "Zidane's four sons joined Real when he was at the club - MARCA English".
  7. ^ "Real Madrid : Luca Zidane poursuit son ascension".
  8. ^ "LaLiga - Real Madrid: Luca Zidane selected by his father - MARCA in English".
  9. ^ "Villarreal vs. Real Madrid - 19 May 2018 - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com.
  10. ^ "LaLiga - Villarreal 2–2 Real Madrid: Luca Zidane: When I play I'm Luca, not Zidane - MARCA in English".
  11. ^ "Madrid beat Liverpool to complete hat-trick". uefa.com. 26 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Luca Zidane: I don't want to be compared to my father". FIFA.com. 8 September 2015.
  13. ^ Luca Zidane at Soccerway Edit this at Wikidata

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