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Ask Zinedine Zidane your questions

Football icon 'Zizou' is ready to take your questions.
Football icon 'Zizou' is ready to take your questions.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Send in your questions for French footballing icon Zinedine Zidane
  • Won every major footballing honor, including World Cup and European Championship
  • Retired from professional football in 2006 after infamous World Cup Final head-butt

(CNN) -- A footballing icon and one of the most gifted players of his generation, Zinedine Zidane won every major honor in the game.

He became a hero in France scoring two goals in the 1998 World Cup Final to win the trophy; winning the European Championship followed two years later.

For Real Madrid, a sublime volleyed goal -- a study in poise, skill and focus --- against Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 final secured the European Cup.

During a career that lasted 18 years, "Zizou" as he was nicknamed was FIFA World Player of the Year three times -- something no other player has matched.

Yet for all his genius with the ball, Zidane could also exhibit a less elegant behavior on the pitch. The infamous head-butt on Marco Materazzi in the World Cup Final in 2006 was his last act as a professional footballer. The last of 14 red cards he received in his career. What would you like to ask Zinedine Zidane?

Coming from a tough neighborhood in Marseilles and born to Algerian parents, Zidane's career started in Cannes and Bordeaux. He moved to Italian club Juventus winning the Scudetto twice before a transfer to Real Madrid in 2001.

Since retiring from the game in 2006, he's remained close to the club that paid the then record fee of $66 million for him, working as an advisor on transfers and prospective talent. He also works with the United Nations and a number of charitable foundations.

Reserved and quietly spoken, his enigmatic image on the pitch was captured in the 2006 film, "Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait". His every move, glance and bead of sweat was captured by 17 cameras during just one match.

We'll be training our cameras on him later this week for Talk Asia, and now is your chance to ask the French footballing maestro a question. Click here to ask a question.