Last week we covered the names of a English footballing family, not it’s time to look at a French one from which I’ve mentioned the eldest child’s names a few times. Zinedine Zidane is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, and was part of France’s 1998 World Cup winning side. He retired from football following the 2006 World Cup effort, when he was sent off during the final against Italy for headbutting an Italian player.
With his wife, Véronique, he has four sons born between 1995 and 2005:
I think out of all four names, Elyaz is the only one which hasn’t really made much of an impact in terms of popularity. The three elder lads all play in youth teams for Real Madrid, so could in theory become bigger player on the international circuit in the future.