Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one among those in this fast-paced sporting world where football is regarded to be on of the greatest sport to be played. In a world where football has been able to create an impact on our day-to-day lives since it is worshiped and considered as a religion of some sorts due to its enormous fan following and support; Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of those players who has a major impact on football itself. Zlatan is well-known for is his raw power, his agility and his masterful ball handling skills on the field and the exhibition of his charming hubris on and off the field. Zlatan’s intense, overconfident and arrogant personality often attracts constant criticism over the media. Zlatan uses social media such as Twitter and Instagram as a platform to entertain his fans by praising himself with the now world-famous slogan “Zlatan is God”.


Early Life

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born to a Muslim Bosnian father, Serfik Ibrahimovic and to a Catholic Croatian Mother, Jurka Gravic.  Zlatan was brought up in an environment that was rather harsh as his family barely managed to provide the basic necessities essential for his upbringing. Born and raised in Malmo Sweden, Zlatan was introduced to the game of football at the tender age of six. During early teen years Zlatan manages to play around in a few clubs in Malmo, however, he managed to play for his hometown club Malmo FF on a regular basis.


International Career

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an excellent footballer that hails from Sweden, who represented his country as Captain from 2011 to 2016 when he retired from playing International  Football. However, Zlatan now plays for the American Club Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer (MLA), League in America. Zlatan played in the 2002 and 2006 world cup for Sweden. The 2002 world cup was a tragedy for Sweden as they were eliminated in the early stage of the tournament. Soon after that, Zlatan rose to fame in Sweden when he helped Sweden qualify for the UEFA European League in 2004. When it was time for eh 2006 world cup Sweden underperformed by only making it to the round of 16 stage of the world cup. However, Zlatan was able to reveal his presence as he led Sweden to a victory of 7-0 in the 2006 world cup against Malta scoring 4 amazing goals that introduced the world to a future star who would later have a net worth of $160 million.

Zlatan has set the standard when it comes to representing his national team in international football. With more than 100 appearances for the Swedish team and his impressive record of scoring more than 50 goals, Zlatan has earned the honor of being the top goal scorer in Sweden. His impressive performance enabled him to obtain the Golden Ball Award; a Swedish honorary award for a total of 11 times over the course of his time playing for Sweden. His formidable personality allows him to mend the tone of the game to his will as he radiates the confidence that in turn modulates the pace of the game on the field to his advantage. Furthermore, his precision in skill and power with the ball compliments his personality to provide a rather unique kind of footballer. Due to his impressive record and performance, he was named one of the top 3 footballer in the world by the Guardian after the two football icons, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.


Club Career

Zlatan has had a rather spectacular career representing multiple major football clubs over the course of his ongoing football career. Starting his club career in the late 90s, he played for Malmo FF where he managed to up-skill the team as a whole and then began his major league career when he was bought by AFC Ajax, where his ability in skill grew and his performance improved shaping him to be the player he is today. After his time playing for AFC Ajax he transferred to Juventus in 2004 where he led his team to stunning victories in many instances. Later on, in late 2000 he played for major clubs such as Barcelona, A.C Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain. After switching through clubs he was signed to Manchester United to play in the English Premier League in 2016. During his time playing for Manchester United, he scored an astonishing total of 20 goals throughout the tournament.


New Club

Zlatan was later signed to the five-time MLS Cup Champions, the La Galaxy in March 2018 after an outstanding career representing his Swedish National Team and other clubs throughout Europe. Zlatan began his debut with the La Galaxy with a bang as he scored an outrageously astonishing goal to help the team tie LAFC 3-3 followed by a classic Zlatan finish to claim victory with a score of 4-3 for the La Galaxy against LAFC.

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