The son of Zinedine Zidane has been called up to the France U-19 National Team for the first time.
18-year-old Enzo Zidane, commonly known as Enzo Fernandez, currently plays for Real Madrid’s Juvenil ‘A’ side as a midfielder.
He was born in France, attained Spanish citizenship in 2006, and was called up to the Spain U15 team in 2009. He is also eligible to play for Algeria via his grandparents.
“[Enzo] has decided to [wear] the blue jersey,” confirmed French National Youth Team manager, Willy Sagnol. “He can still change in the future but [his] current desire is to play for the team of France.”
Enzo, a lanky midfielder, is the eldest of Zidane’s four sons, all of whom play for Real Madrid. His younger brother, Luca, is a goalkeeper for the U-16s, while 12-year-old Theo and 8-year-old Eliaz are both in the club’s youth programme.
Their father currently serves as an assistant coach and sporting director at Madrid. He has always stated that he was relaxed about which country his children chose to represent.
Here’s the eldest of Zidane children in action.