When he was fourteen Zidane went to Cannes for a six-week stay, but ended up remaining at the club for four years to play at the professional level. Having left his family at the age of fourteen to join Cannes, he was invited by Cannes director Jean-Claude Elineau, to leave the dormitory he shared with 20 other trainees and to come and stay with him and his family. Zidane later said that it was in living with the Elineaus that he found equilibrium. Zidane made his professional debut with Cannes on 18 May 1989 at the age of sixteen in a Ligue 1 match against Nantes. He scored his first goal for the club on 8 February 1991 also against Nantes in a 2–1 win. A splendid goal with already his legendary cleverness. After a good work by Luis Fernandez and a perfect pass by, underestimated Franck Durix, Zinedine ZIDANE made a perfect sequence to score his first professionnal goal. It was the only goal of this season, his first one as a starter (he played 28 games in French League). Then the next season he made progress with a 5 goals season with Cannes before joined Girondins de Bordeaux. And now have a look of Zinedine ZIDANE's first goal. It's brilliant... already:
The same goal with a different view. :
And you know why he was so happy after his first goal ? Because after the match during a party for all the Cannes players, Zidane was gifted a car by Cannes chairman Alain Pedretti, who had promised him one the day he scored his first goal for the club. simply.