The Ballon d’Or Award, a prestigious honor given to the best football player, is not free from controversy and criticism, as evidenced by the 2006 edition. When Italy won the World Cup, France Football has elected Fabio Cannavaro as the best player in the world. However, this decision was strongly contested by Zinedine Zidane.
Zinedine Zidane, the former captain of the French national team and maestro of the game, has firmly maintained that Samuel Eto’o fully deserves to occupy the top spot in the 2006 France Football Ballon d’Or rankings. Much to the surprise of all, the one who is often considered the greatest African player of all time was only ranked in sixth position.
On the set of the Canal+ channel, Zidane expressed his astonishment: “The fact that he is behind me is surprising. Even sixth place is astonishing. He was champion of Spain and top scorer. He won the Champions League. I would have placed it much closer to first place. Maybe even in first place. » These comments from Zidane are likely to have left Samuel Eto’o Fils pleasantly surprised.