I Once Cried Because I Had No Shoes To Play Football With My Friends

I Once Cried Because I Had No Shoes To Play Football With My Friends

Zinedane Zidane Quote

I once cried because I had no shoes to play football with my friends, but one day I saw a man with no feet and I realised how rich I am - Zinedane Zidane showing remarkable humility.

It is a fantastic quote but I do wonder if it is his take on the Mahatmir Gandhi quote from some 80 years ago.

Zinedane Zidane came from a humble background to rise to the pinnacle of the footballing world.

Zidane was born in 1972 in the La Castellane district of Marseilles and learnt his football on the main square of the housing complex where he grew up.

Appreciating What You Have No Matter Your Circumstances


His rise to the top of world football from his humble background is a great story that should serve as an example to all.

As a role model he had his ups and downs throughout his career but the success he achieved is there for all to see and goes to show that if you have the ability you can succeed no matter what your background is.

His is a story people like to read, for his story gives hope to every kid in poor communities all around the world, the really big lesson to learn is not about success though it is about appreciating what you have now no matter what your circumstances are.

To hear Zinedane Zidane use a quote like this is an inspiration to everyone, it clearly illustrates he has not lost touch with his roots and knows how to count his blessings.

Michael Joseph


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Random Football Boots Quote

He's not fit to lace my boots as a player - George Best