Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born on 3 October 1981 in Malmo, Sweden. The forward currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. Zlatan is known for his technique and knack for scoring extravagant goals. Zlatan has played for some of Europe’s best teams; Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan and has won League titles at all of them.

 

After progressing through the ranks as a youth player at Malmo FF, Ibrahimovic made his senior debut for the side in 1999. He scored 16 goals in his three seasons at the club before joining Ajax for the 2001-02 season. After injuring an Ajax teammate while on international duty with Sweden, Zlatan was promptly sold by the club. He signed for Juventus on 31 August 2004 for a fee of €16 million. Zlatan scored 48 goals in his three full seasons at Ajax, winning the Dutch Cup and the Eredivisie twice.

 

Zlatan won two League titles at Juventus, but was sold after the club’s involvement and relegation in the Calcipoli scandal. He then moved on to Inter Milan where he enjoyed further success, winning three more consecutive Serie A titles.

 

Zlatan was signed by Barcelona for the 2009-10 season but played just one season for the club, where he scored 21 goals and won the La Liga title. He moved back to Italy to join A.C. Milan the following season, again winning the Serie A title. In the 2011-12 season, Zlatan scored 35 goals and was bought by PSG for an initial fee of around €20 million.

 

With the Parisians, Zlatan has won a further three league titles, two League Cups and the French Cup. In the 2014-15 season, Zlatan scored his 100th goal for PSG.

 

Ibrahimovic has scored over 340 goals in his club career, at a rate of more than a goal every second game. At his seven clubs he has won 27 major trophies.

 

In 2013, Ibrahmiovic was awarded the Puskas Goal of the Year Award for his incredible bicycle kick goal against England. Zlatan is the captain of his national team and is the countries all-time leading goalscorer, with over 50 goals.

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