The results show that Zinedine Zidane is one of the best coaches in the history of Real Madrid. Many players of the “Royal Club” under Zidane have shown significant progress. In this article, we will select 5 such players.

Carlos Casemiro


The Brazilian midfielder appeared in Real Madrid before the appointment of Zizu. He spent the 2014/15 season at Porto and fascinated many fans. However, after returning to the “Royal Club,” he could not get a place in the main squad.

After Zidane replaced Benitez, the situation changed radically. Zizu perfectly understands the importance of the role of a disruptive midfielder in the team, and that is why he trusts Casemiro as much as possible.

The Brazilian midfielder fully met Zidane’s hopes, and he soon established himself as the best breaker of modernity. It is impossible to imagine today’s “Real” without him.


Lucas Vazquez


The Spanish winger was brought up at the Real Madrid academy. However, before the 2015/16 season, he was, in fact, not given a chance.

The situation changed radically when Zinedine Zidane came to lead the team. Thanks to his rotations, Lucas soon became one of the key figures in the team. Vazquez may not be the player that any of the grand entrusted within the starting line-up. However, in Zidane’s hands, he has become a kind of hidden weapon that could be fired at any moment.


Fede Valverde


The 2018/19 season was a real crash for Real Madrid. However, this season had at least one positive event, the appearance of Fede Valverde. The Uruguayan midfielder joined the “Royal Club” 2 years ago and showed in his first season that he had a lot of potential.

After Zidane returned to the team, Valverde’s role in the team doubled. In a very short time, he was transformed from a rotating player into one of the cores of the team. Zidane perfectly suited him as a full-fledged midfielder. For 90 minutes, the young Uruguayan manages and helps both Casemiro, the support zone, as well as Kroos and Modric, to lead the attacks.

He has been named best five times in 18 La Liga matches, winning the Spanish Super Cup and winning the title of the best player of the tournament. Such progress is truly unimaginable for such a young player.


Ferland Mendy


You may remember the start of the season when Real Madrid’s defense could not withstand the criticism and conceded goals in a row.

Marcelo then suffered an injury that led to Ferland Mendy joining the starting line-up. This change made a big difference to the team. The young Frenchman has established himself as the true owner of the left flank of the defense.

Thanks to his physical data, it is virtually impossible to avoid him. However, major progress has been made in his attack. At the start of the season, he was criticized for being very difficult to attack. However, Zinedine Zidane was able to discover and develop this skill.

If we look at his debut and the last 5 matches, we will undoubtedly see the most significant difference, the leading creator of which is Zinedine Zidane.


Karim Benzema


How can a player have the best season of his career at the age of 32? Only Zinedine Zidane can tell us that. The French forward has already scored 18 goals and 9 assists this season, in addition to being the undisputed leader of the “Royal Club.”

Before Zidane’s arrival, Karim was unable to show what the football fans were expecting from him. There were many vital moments in the match. The French specialist breathed new life into his compatriot and raised his self-confidence.

Today’s Real Madrid attack is unimaginable without Benzema, and the reason for that is Zinedine Zidane.