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2.- Zinedine Zidane

MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 19: Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane controls the ball during a La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao on February 19, 2005 at the Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

‘Zizou’ was another late bloomer who gave his best years to both Real Madrid and the French National Team.

After winning the World Cup and the European Championship with his country, Zidane only needed to win a Champions League trophy.

He decided to play at Real Madrid and he arrived when he was already 29 years old.

Despite his veteran status, Florentino Perez made him the most expensive player in the world at the time.

We enjoyed Zidane’s best football during those final five seasons with Los Blancos, his final match was a work of art during the 2006 World Cup final against Italy.