Many sources claim that Zinedine Zidane was never caught offside in his professional career.

Is this true? Because, I found two links that says: "Zidane was offside."

That video says "Zidane was offside" it is completly referees fault. It's not offside.

  • This link says: Zidane was caught offside in minutes 42 and 56.

Zidane caught offside when clean through on Schmeichel's goal. Replay suggests a bad decision (42).

Zidane caught narrowly offside on the Italian's left flank. Yorke wins another long ball in the air but the attack comes to nothing (56).

But I don't feel satisfied.

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    I really don't see why there should be a zinedine-zidane tag.. Should we have a tag for every good player in all sports that are on-topic here?
    – posdef
    Nov 26, 2012 at 12:06
  • There is a similar question on quora.
    – Martin
    Jul 29, 2013 at 12:45

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Was Zinedine Zidane ever caught offside?

The answer is of course Yes.

You answered your own question, Zidane was caught offside in Juventus 2 - 3 Man United match.
And your youtube link shows it clearly that he was caught offside during 2006 World-cup, It doesn't matter if it was right or wrong decision!

In addition to your links he also caught offside during Barcelona 3-0 win over Real Madrid on November 19, 2005 - Link.

81' Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) is caught offside

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