Ligue 2: Enzo Zidane leaves Rodez after one-year contract

Enzo Zidane in Rodez It is over† Zinedine Zidane’s eldest son signed with the RAF a year ago, in July 2021. hired for a season plus an optional year. A nice blow, at the time for the Aveyron club. Notably, the hire was announced on Twitter by the Ligue 2 club.

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Enzo Zidane’s family has tires in Aveyron† Véronique, her mother, is from Onet-le-Château, near Rodez. Zinedine, his father, also became a minority shareholder in the RAF in 2012, when the club was in the CFA. He also graduated as a coach with Grégory Ursule, a former RAF player and now general manager.

Disappointing performance

In the end, RAF supporters barely saw Enzo Zidane wearing the Aveyronnais club colours: he played 381 minutes over the entire Ligue 2 season

He hasn’t been only three times in the base XI and came into play twelve times. That is an average of 25 minutes on the field per game played. Enzo Zidane has no no goal scored and provided no assists.

The Zidane son clearly doesn’t unable to overcome the marketing coup around his arrival and mark the ghosts. This is the opinion of Hervé Sicard, staunch supporter of the RAF and member of the Kop Ruthénois: “Honestly? His departure leaves me quite indifferent. His arrival has put the club in the spotlight a lot and that is positive. But I’m a bit more reserved in sports.”

“Honestly? His departure leaves me quite indifferent. His arrival has put the club in the spotlight and that is positive. But I am more reserved on the sporting aspect.” – Hervé Sicard, member of Kop Ruthénois

Enzo Zidane, who? didn’t seem very involved in the life of the club from Rodez. For example, on his Instagram account there are photos from his vacation, photos of his partner, his baby, his dog… but very few photos of the RAF.

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Enzo Zidane also regularly posts pictures of his parents:

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Photos that question Hervé Sicard: I don’t know if he had a great love for the sweater from Rodez. We can see it on social networks: the other players I follow are posting things about the club, good results for example. But not him.”

“A challenge partly achieved” according to management

The RAF management did not want to expand on the departure of Enzo Zidane. The general manager, Grégory Ursule, soberly calls out: “a challenge partially achieved”† Hervé Sicard speaks more of a recruitment not necessarily suitable“All specialists say it: Ligue 1 is a very fast, more technical game. In Ligue 2, the game is slower and more physical. And that’s maybe where Enzo Zidane struggled. I saw him take set pieces, he is still a player with a technical character and a good level; there may be some genetics in it! But maybe the league isn’t right for his playing style.”

Enzo Zidane’s contract with the RAF officially ends on June 30th† According to the staff of Rodez Aveyron Football, that is not the case (at time of writing, editors note) not yet involved with any other club.

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