Top 10: Players of France 98
10. Zinedine Zidane, France
His two goals in the final, both headed from corners, have led to the impression this was Zidane’s tournament. But although he was good, he was far, far better at Euro 2000.
Here, his corner set up Christophe Dugarry in France’s opener against South Africa, and he then spun brilliantly out of a challenge and flicked a pass out for Lizarazu to set up Thierry Henry’s opener against Saudi Arabia. A red card for a stamp on Fuad Amin rather soured that match, though, and he was subdued in both quarter-final and semi before bursting back to life against Brazil.