Birth Name: Zinedine Yazid Zidane
Place of Birth: Marseille, France
Date of Birth: 23 June, 1972
Ethnicity: Algerian Kabyle Berber
Zinedine Zidane is a French professional footballer and coach. He is considered one of the best ever in the history of the game. He is of Kabyle Berber descent. His parents, Smaïl and Malika, emigrated to Paris from the village of Aguemoune in the Berber-speaking region of Kabylie in northern Algeria in 1953 before the start of the Algerian War.
Zinedine is married to Veronique Fernandez, who is of Spanish descent. The couple has four children, including professional footballers Enzo Zidane and Luca Zidane. Zinedine has described himself as “a non-practicing Muslim.”
Hey, I met some algerian girls and some were blond, blue eyes, etc. and they had no french or german or english ancestry. You people just need to understand that you don’t need to be german to have blonde hair or blue eyes. It happens that there are blondes even in India, and it is not an european thing exclusively. There are people in islands from Pacific Ocean with blond hair.
He’s even too white for an Italian. This man looks Western European.
Don’t let trolls like Andrew say otherwise.
I personally added this profile. Shut the f*** up.
You probably never came in Italy. I think you have a distorted image about how italians look. Alot of blonde and blue eyed/green eyed are in italy
Nice iq phaedra.
Pure berbers are caucasians so they could pass for europeans but modern berbers are not pure, normally they have about 1/4 of non caucasian blood. Italians are white, no comments on that.
Pure Berbers were not white people. As I stated, the U.S. who dealt with them face to face bases clearly stated they were N-word.
North africans are quite the same people as greeks, turks, middle-eastern, spanish, etc They are mediterranean: most have dark hair, fair skin, dark eyes, other great part has brown hair, green or blues eyes, and few are blondes.
They are absolutely not the name people of Greeks or Spaniards.
Arabs ,berber,and jewish are not European
Doesn’t Northern Italy border on Austria, Switzerland and France?
Oh right, all Italians are from south Italy/Sicily and they fit the Jersey Shore grease-ball stereotype….
Even though many on that show aren’t even Italians, let alone south Italians or Sicilians…
Man…are you that dumb? If you go to northern Italy you find people who looks like austrians, swiss, frenches, etc. but in south people are more like greeks, and even so, there are a lot of blondes and so on. You never went to Italy to say such bul—-.
Okay, wow, there’s a lot of misinformation on Amazigh/Berbers and Algerians.
My family comes from Tlemcen/northern morocco (rif) so I’ll explain
First of all, we have had many invaders, that’s true. But almost none of them have mixed with the native berbers. The people you see in Algeria today for the most part are the people who have been there for THOUSANDS of years.
Also, it offends me a lot when I see people here talking about blue eyes and blond hair being European. That’s bullshit. Go to the middle of the rif in morocco or the middle atlas mountains; they have tested for almost zero European DNA and yet the average rate of blondism is nearing the 40-50% range. And zidane can pass as European but so can a lot of people. It’s a Mediterranean country, not a sub-Saharan country for Christ sakes.
“the average rate of blondism is nearing the 40-50% range”:
Wtf not even in UK lol
Don’t be ignorant…he said about isolated areas, and that statement is true. In some isolated areas from Pakistan you find people with 50% rate of blondism.
Pakistan isolate areas with 50% rate or blondism?!
That is astonishing.
Search for Kalash people from Pakistan. In Iran and northern India, there was a lot of migration from iranian ethnic peoples like Scythians, and there is a region in Iran called Sistan because of that. Those Scythians were from Ukranian and Russian steppe, and were whites. They mixed with native people, but in some areas they remained isolated. Because of that, some regions in Pakistan, Kashmir and Iran has a lot of blondes like northern european type.
The Nuristanis from Pakistan and Afghanistan also are very white.
They were iranians, not slavic. In fact, most of Ukraine and southern Russia was inhabitaded by iranian people before most of them migrated to iran and India. The ones who stayed were slavicized. The mongol influence in southern Russia due Golden Horde or in Pakistan and Afghanistan wasn’t among overall people, but in specific locations. In Pakistan, by the time Babur got there, his “mongols” was already mixed. It would be the same as saying modern europeans have hunnic blood since these people conquered most of Europe.
Oh but you are so wrong. On average, Berbers and other North Africans are 17-24% SSA (black African) and 12-16% WHG (pure European, Brits around around 46% WHG). That’s the reason for some people having light hair and eyes, but it is no where near 40-50%.
Jordan, don’t forget a thing called genetic drift often called the “bottleneck effect” due to isolation and lack of marriage choices. Blonde hair, red hair is a recessive trait. Humans are walking mutations.
Blonde hair and blue eyes genes is not particular to mesolithic hunter-gathereds. Proto Indo-europeans and neolithic farmers, so as middle-eastern people too has those genes, and they manifest only in small numbers though.
Definitely has European (French) blood….I doubt that he’s a full Berber/Algerian. You certainly cannot have this “Nordic” look and be from North Africa. You just can’t. >_<
It means you don’t know all the variety and shades of North African ethnic groups. Berbers from the Mediterranean coast of Maghreb (Rifis in Morocco, Kabyles in Algeria, for example) were mixed with European tribes (Vandals for example) that crossed the Gibraltar strait way before Arabs invaded the area. More people know that the same process happened the other way around (maghrebi tribes settling on the Iberian peninsula). You don’t need to be mixed with French to be a true Maghrebi with “europeanized” features.
Just so that youg et the complexity of genetics, check those pictures of Zidane’s brothers. Some look mixed with European, some don’t:
Very false. Read this.
Pure berebers was Caucasians. Nowadays they have mostly more or less non white blood but not in the past. I would say that Zidane has approximately 80% of caucasian bereber blood.
Pure Berbers were not Caucasians. Berbers weren’t called Caucasians until the 1900’s. Before that, they were called N-word. The U.S government from the 16 to 1800’s dealt with the Berbers face to face , and clearly identify them as such. The slave Laws clearly said Berbers were black people. The U.S made laws to protect the Moors
they were taken as slaves .When Europeans moved into North Africa, that’s when it was listed as part of the Caucasians race
Pure berbers are not black, this is a bullshit.
They aren’t black anymore. You can get mad if you want to, I’m just stating a fact. There are still black berbers up there by the way
Berber is semitic groups just like Arab,jewish,and Assyirian not black Africa. They are brown
Have you ever had been in North Africa to say such statement with no doubt? Or are you saying that based on your —?