Zidane Iqbal

Zidane Iqbal

Zidane Iqbal
Quick Facts About Zidane Iqbal
Celebrated Name Zidane Iqbal
Age 21 years old
Nick Name Zidane
Birth Name Zidane Aamar Iqbal
Birth Date 2003-04-27
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Iraqi and English
Place of Birth Manchester, England, the UK
Ethnicity Arabian
Religion Muslim
Horoscope Taurus
Father Aamar Iqbal
Siblings 1 brother
School St Margaret's Church of England Primary School
Sexualorientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend single
Height 5 ft 11 inches
Weight 68 kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Hair Color black
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Style shaggy side-faded
Net Worth $50,000
Salary £7,280 annually
Current Team Manchester United
Coach Ralf Rangnick
Jersey Name Ziqbal
Jersey Number 73

The rising talent of the Red Devils, Zidane Iqbal, is well-known for creating goal-scoring chances, playing long cross field balls – switching the attack, and High work rate. He is a midfielder with a lot of flairs who plays in either a box-to-box or number 10 role. He has great excellency in crossing, tackling, work rate, stamina, and speed.

Who is Zidane Iqbal?

Zidane Iqbal is an Iraqi professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the English Premier League club Manchester United and the Iraq national team. This 18-year-old teenager has been described as the most promising player of Manchester United FC and the new rising talent of the Iraq National Team.

After playing briefly at the local youth academy of Sale United, Iqbal joined the Manchester United youth system at the age of 9 in 2012. With his outstanding performance at the club's youth system, he was promoted to the senior team in 2021 and signed his first professional contract with Manchester United in April 2021.

Iqbal made his first-team debut for Manchester United on 8 December 2021 as an 89th-minute substitute in a Champions League match against Young Boys. Thus, he became the first British-born South Asian to play for the club. In January 2022, Iqbal was called up to the Iraq national team for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Iran and Lebanon. He made his debut in the game against Iran on 27 January.

Where is Zidane Iqbal parents from?

Zidane Iqbal was born on 27th April 2003 in Manchester, England, the UK. His birth name is Zidane Aamar Iqbal. He holds an English as well as Iraqi nationality and belongs to the Middle East- Asian Arabian ethnic group. His birth sign is Taurus. He is a follower of the Muslims. 

Iqbal was born into a middle-class family. His father Aamar Iqbal is a Pakistani from the Punjab region of Pakistan while his mother Mrs. Iqbal is a native from southern Iraq. The couple immigrated to England before their children were born. After their settlement in Manchester, Iqbal and his brother were born. 

Since childhood, Iqbal was keenly interested in playing football rather than school study. He began kicking football when turning 3 years old. At the age of 4 in 2007 he joined the youth academy of Sale United, a Community Grassroots Football club based at Crossford Bridge in Sale, Cheshire.

In 2012 he was provided a scholarship at the youth academy of Manchester United and is still associated with the club till now. For his academic education, Iqbal attended the St Margaret's Church of England Primary School. 

Zidane Iqbal Personal Life

 If we take a glimpse at Iqbal's social media accounts like Instagram, Facebook we cannot trace or find any proof regarding his girlfriend or any link with the girl. In every photo and video posted by him, we can only find him clicking photos of himself or with his family and teammates. The main thing is that his parents have suggested giving his full focus on his football career and the obedient guy must have followed his parent's advice. 

From here we can know that he is a guy highly dedicated to his career and work. Possibly, his focus on his profession might have made this handsome player stay away from the relationship bound. But we are not 100 percent sure about his relationship background because who knows that he might have secretly dated his loved one.

Zidane Iqbal Net Worth and Salary

As of 2021, the net worth of Anthony Elanga is estimated to be less than $50,000. But this young talented lad will be earning more than a million in the coming days due to his emerging football career. In early 2021, He joined the senior team of Manchester United after performing well in Club's youth system.

His current market value has become €600 thousand (updated on December 23, 2021). In April 2021, the Central Midfielder signed a contract with Manchester United but the contract is yet to be accomplished. According to the contract, he will be earning a weekly salary of $26,000 which is over $1.2 million annually. Currently, Manchester United pays him around £140 per week i.e. £7,280 annually as a wage. 

The professional player hasn't lack behind from living a moderate lifestyle through his massive earnings. He lives in a beautiful mansion in Manchester, England. with his family. The player drives Vauxhall Corsa which cost around £17,380. 

How tall is Zidane Iqbal?

Zidane Iqbal is 5 ft 11 inches and his body weight is around 68 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workout and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He has a shaggy side-faded hairstyle that is black in color. His eyes color are Dark Brown.

He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at the Manchester United FC football training center for warm-ups and training. He is a simple guy with no tattoos carved on his body parts. 

Facts About Zidane Iqbal

  • #1He was called up to the Iraq under-20 team for the 2021 Arab Cup U-20.
  • #2He is a member of British Asians in association football.
  • #3He cites fellow Muslim footballer Mesut Özil as an inspiration to him.
  • #4He is the youngest Asian to play in the Premier League.
  • #5He is eligible to represent England, Iraq and Pakistan at international level.
  • #6He gained a scholarship of two years in Manchester United academy in 2019.
  • #7He is the 9th best player on Iraq national team.
  • #8He is ranked no.136 among all players born in 2003.
  • #9He wears puma boots.
  • #10He made his U23 debut on 4 September 2021 against the UAE U23s.