Diego Maradona was for many people the most talented soccer player ever. He has been idolized by players, trainers and fans, who assure that they never seen someone do the things he did in the field. But for Zinedine Zidane there was another player who also had great conditions, maybe even better than Maradona.
That player was the Uruguayan Enzo Francescoli. He played from 1980 to 1998 and was Zidane greatest idol. The offensive midfielder started his career at Montevideo Wanderers and then passed to River Plate, where he also retired. But in the middle of his professional career, he marked his French colleague.
On July 1986 River sold Francescoli to RC Paris and the Uruguayan started a period of his life where he lived in France. Zidane saw him playing also at Racing Paris 1 and Olympique Marsella. The love he had for him was so big that paying tribute to him he named one of his sons Enzo.
It has always been discussed who was the best player ever, being Maradona one of the clear candidates. Francescoli is sometimes named as one of the greatest players from Uruguay, but rarely considered between the bests in history. Nevertheless, for Zidane he was an unforgettable idol.