Zinedine Zidane was born in 1972 and is often referred to as one of football’s greatest players. Throughout his career he played for many teams, most notably Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF. He had the honour of winning FIFA World Player of the Year three times and received the Golden Ball in the 2006 World Cup. He currently coaches for Real Madrid’s Youth Academy.

The Zidane Roulette is excellent when used to manoeuvre the ball around the pitch whilst maintaining possession and avoiding challenges from the opposition.

The Skill

Step 1
Dribbling the ball towards your opponent turn to shield the ball as you come face-to-face.

Step 2
With your back now facing your opponent, in one fluid movement, keep your foot on the ball and drag it with you as you go.

Step 3
Complete the 360° turn, keeping the ball with you as you go and accelerate into space.

Don’t forget ball possession is extremely important regardless of player position.