French love Zidane more than ever: poll

14th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 12, 2006 (AFP) - Zinedine Zidane's infamous head-butt on Italian defender Marco Materazzi seems to have increased rather than decreased his popularity in France.

PARIS, Aug 12, 2006 (AFP) - Zinedine Zidane's infamous head-butt on Italian defender Marco Materazzi seems to have increased rather than decreased his popularity in France.

Zidane, the captain of the French team in their World Cup final defeat to the Italians last month, has been voted as the most popular French personality in Sunday's edition of Le Journal du Dimanche.

The former footballer, of Algerian origin, displaced former tennis star and now musician Yannick Noah, who had held the top spot since July last year.

Other notable names in the top 10 were singer Johnny Hallyday at four, actor Jean Reno at five, Arsenal striker Thierry Henry in sixth and ageing crooner Charles Aznavour in 10th.

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