The Zidane dynasty is very much on the up. Enzo, Zizou’s oldest son, is following in his father’s golden footsteps and is set to represent Real Madrid’s under-18s (‘Juvenil A’) next season, the last waypoint before making the leap into senior football. The starlet, who just turned 18, is coming off a fine campaign in Fernando Morientes’ championship-winning under-17s (‘Juvenil B’).
Enzo has been a regular this season, acquitting himself equally well in the hole behind the strikers and in central midfield, where his old man shone in his halcyon days. The 18-year-old is all set for his tenth season at Valdebebas, having risen through the ranks and to the cusp of the big time – José Mourinho invited the youngster to train with the first team two years ago – purely on his own merit.
The starlet has superb technique, including the odd move reminiscent of his father, although it is pointless drawing comparisons at this stage. He possesses a wicked shot from long range and is also a real physical specimen, coming in at 6 feet 1½ and 75 kg, according to the club’s website.
When not in France completing his coaching badges, Zidane Sr. has barely missed a ‘Juvenil B’ game in which his chip off the old block has featured. It is worth remembering that Enzo’s younger brothers, Luca and Theo, are also on Real Madrid’s books.