According to the latest reports, the son of the legend of the French national team made an unexpected decision. The 21-year-old goalkeeper of Santander Racing will defend the honor of the Algerian team.

Luca Zidane, the son of Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane, who is Racing’s goalkeeper, has agreed to accept Algerian citizenship and defend the dignity of the country’s national team.

Recall that Zinedine Zidane’s parents moved to France from Algeria. Zinedine himself won the World Cup (1998) and the European Championship (2000) with the French team.

According to Algerian media, the head coach of the Algerian team, Djamel Belmadi, met with Zidane’s son before the start of the Coronavirus pandemic and agreed to protect the dignity of his ancestral homeland.


Luca Zidane have played for the French national teams and won titles.


21-year-old Luca Zidane will be able to play for Algeria in the World Cup qualifiers this fall. To get a place in this team’s goal, Zinedine Zidane’s son will need to overcome the rivalry of Rais M’Bolhi and Azzedine Doukha. Noteworthy that M’Bolhi is much older than Luca.

Luca played for the French national team. Along with the under-17s, he also won the European Championship. The goalkeeper’s rights are in the hands of Real Madrid. He is currently on loan at Santander Racing. Luca has conceded 37 goals in 29 matches in the second division of the Spanish league.