Football Guide

Football Glossary, Letter Z

Football terms alphabetical index


Nickname of the French football legend Zinedine Zidane

Zonal defense

Alternate term for zonal marking, a defensive football tactic where players are given specific areas to cover 

Zonal marking

A defensive system in which players are given a specific area to guard, as opposed to man-marking where they are assigned to defend a specific opponent


The area a player is tasked to defend in zonal marking