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- Lila Zidane 2006
- Lila Zidane husband
- Lila Zidane age
- Lila Zidane materazzi
- Lila Zidane Instagram
- Lila Zidane sister
- Lila Zidane young
Let us start this knowledge profile of Lila Zidane, shall we?
Who is Lila Zidane?
Lila Zidane is the elder sister of Real Madrid and France football legend, Zinedine Zidane. She was born to Algerian parents [Smail Zidane] of five children including: Mahjid Zidane, Farid Zidane, Noureddine Zidane, Lila Zidane and of course Zinedine Zidane.
Although the Zidane family hails from Algeria, in mainland Africa, they have French citizenship. All the Zidane siblings were born in Marseille, including Lila and Zinedine.
Lila Zidane is most famous for being the cause of a brawl between Marco Materazzi of Italy and Zinedine Zidane, France’s captain, in the 2006 final that eventually resulted in Zidane headbutting the Italian and getting sent off.
In the next section of this knowledge profile, I’ll explain what exactly ensured on that fateful day.
Lila Zidane, Marco Materazzi, Zinedine Zidane and the 2006 World Cup Final
World Cup matches are one watched with excitement. The honour of a whole country is on the line and you’d presume that everyone would be in the highest of spirits, hoping to cheer their country to a most memorable victory.
The 2006 World Cup final was one of those games. The match between two of Europe’s heavyweights at the time: France and Italy, was watched by 715.1 million people. It was an unforgettable experience for those who watched…except for maybe, Zinedine Zidane.
Zinedine Zidane — who had, earlier in the game, scored a ridiculous Panenka penalty was sent off for headbutting Italian defender, Marco Materazzi. Apparently, Materazzi had said something to upset Zinedine.
But what did Marco actually say to cause Zinedine to flair up like that? Football enthusiasts have for long thought it was an insult to Zidane’s mother that caused the outburst but Marco Materazzi later denied this.
In 2017, the Italian said “My mother died when I was 15, I would never have insulted his. I spoke about his sister, not his mother.”
Three years later, we’d finally hear the full story from the Materazzi during a live question and answer session on Instagram.
“Zidane’s headbutt? I wasn’t expecting it in that moment,” Materazzi explained. “I was lucky enough that the whole episode took me by surprise because if I had expected something like that to happen and had been ready for it, I’m sure both of us would have ended up being sent off.
“There had been a bit of contact between us in the area. He had scored France’s goal in the first half and our coach (Marcello Lippi) told me to mark him. After that first brush between us, I apologised but he reacted badly.
“The late tackles, altercations and exchanges continued until 110 minutes, when things reached a head.
“After the third clash, I frowned and he retorted: ‘I’ll give you my shirt later’. I replied that I’d rather have his sister than his shirt.”Marco Materazzi on Zidane’s red card in the 2006 world cup final
This was what cause Zidane to headbutt Materazzi and consequently get him sent off. Italy later won the match on penalties after the game finished 1 goal apiece.
Lila Zidane’s age: How old is she?
Lila Zidane was born on the 1st of April (also coincidentally April Fool’s day), 1969 in Marseille, 13000, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côtes d’Azur, France.
Going by that date of birth, she is 52 years old as of 2021.
Lila Zidane Husband
Lila Zidane got married in Les Pennes-Mirabeau on the 13th of April, 1996 to Yannick Pellet.
With her husband, she owns a family of three beautiful children, namely:
- Lohenna PELLET (date of birth is unknown)
- Jorhiam PELLET (born in 2002)
- Maïthan (Mathétan) PELLET (born in 2007)
Lila Zidane Instagram
Lila Zidane does not appear to have an Instagram page and no social media page at all.
Lila Zidane Occupation
Lila is gainfully employed as the manager of her younger brother’s image.
She works in the company her brother, Zinedine Zidane holds: Zidane Diffusion. Her DEUG (2 year undergraduate degree) in English has helped her in her role as the executive secretary of the company.
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