YouTube spotlight: Zidane shows skills and gets over 5 million views

Zidane The Greatest Ever Player Destroying A Goalkeeper (video screenshot)

On March 29, YouTube is buzzing with images of French football player Zidane showcasing his skills; the video has attracted an average of more than one million views per day over the last five days.


The video, titled "Zidane The Greatest Player Ever Destroying A Goalkeeper," was added on March 23 and, as of 11am (GMT+1) March 29, had attracted 5,567,280 views, causing it to rise to second place on YouTube's "most watched" chart.

The video is now less than a million views behind the leading video, "Rebecca Black - "Friday" (Brock's Dub)," which was added on March 21 and featured in last week's viral video listings.  

In the video, retired French footballer and World Cup winner Zidane, who currently advises Real Madrid, shows off his skills in a training session. After being passed the ball in the penalty area Zidane, takes it past the diving goalkeeper, twice, before chipping the ball over the hapless player's head into the goal.

YouTube statistics show that the video is one of this week's most discussed globally and one of the most viewed throughout Europe, parts of Asia and areas of the Middle East.

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