Zidane Aamar Iqbal (Arabic: زيدان عمار إقبال; born 27 April 2003) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English Premier League club Manchester United. Born in England, he is a youth international for Iraq.
A midfielder with a lot of flair, Iqbal plays in either a box-to-box or number 10 role.
Early Life and Career
Born in Manchester to a Pakistani father and Iraqi mother, Iqbal played for local side Sale United before being scouted by Manchester United.
Iqbal signed his first professional contract with Manchester United in April 2021. He made his first-team debut for Manchester United on 8 December 2021 as an 89th-minute substitute for Jesse Lingard in a Champions League match against Young Boys, becoming the first British-born Asian to play for the club, as well as only the second ever Iraqi to play in the UEFA Champions League.
Unbelievable feeling to make my professional debut at Old Trafford. I have grown up supporting this club and to represent Manchester United in the Champions League is an incredible honour. This would not have been possible without the support of my family, friends and coaches and I cannot thank them enough. This is just the start. Alhamdulillah always and forever
Iqbal is eligible to represent England, Iraq and Pakistan at international level.
In May 2021, he received an Iraqi passport, and has represented Iraq at youth international level. In June 2021, he was called up to the Iraq under-20 team for the 2021 Arab Cup U-20. However, he was refused to travel by Manchester United, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In September 2021, Iqbal received his first call up to the Iraq U23s for a training camp in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He made his debut on 4 September against the UAE under-23s, making the starting line-up. In October 2021, Iqbal was named as part of the 23-man Iraq U23 squad for the 2021 WAFF Championship in Saudi Arabia. On 8 October, Iqbal scored his first goal for the Iraq U23 as the captain of his side.
Parents and Family Life
Born to a Pakistani father and Iraqi mother.
As one of a small number of British Asians in association football, Iqbal was part of an FA content series to support South Asian Heritage Month.
Iqbal is Muslim, and cites fellow Muslim footballer Mesut Özil as an inspiration to him.
Zidane Iqbal is currently single and not married or in any relationship for now. Zidane Iqbal is also not married.
Net Worth and Salar
Zidane Iqbal earns over $1.4 million annually playing for Machester United FC.
Zidane Iqbal’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $1.5 million – $6.5 million (net worh estimated in 2021).