At the age of ten, Zidane got his first player's license after joining the junior team of a local club from La Castellane by the name of US Saint-Henri. After spending a year and a half at US Saint-Henri, Zidane joined SO Septèmes Valons .
Zidane made his professional debut with Cannes on 18 May 1989 at the age of seventeen in a Ligue 1 match against Nantes.Zidane was transferred to Girondins de Bordeaux in the 1992–93 season, winning the 1995 Intertoto Cup, and finishing runner-up in the 1995–96 UEFA Cup in four years with the club. In 1996, Zidane moved to UEFA Champions League winners Juventus for a fee of £3.2 million and won the 1996–97 Serie A and the 1996 Intercontinental Cup. In 2001, Zidane joined Real Madrid for a then world record fee of 150 billion Italian lire (about €75 million).He left Real Madrid in 2006. Zidane retired from professional football, and confirmed that he would not go back on his decision.