Zlatan Ibrahimović

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Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović (born October 3, 1981, in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden) is a Swedish international striker currently playing for PSG in France


  • They just come, I promise. It is nothing that I plan.
    • about where he comes up with his moves
    • Swedish tabloid Expressen, May 2002.
  • What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.
    • answer to criticism from Norwegian footballer John Carew that Zlatan's moves are pointless
    • Norwegian tabloid VG, April 2002.
  • I'm not used to winning nothing – it's the first time it's happened to me. I'm disappointed. It's a failure.
    • After AC Milan lose the Scudetto to Juventus in 2012 [1].
  • I'm number one. I really feel that way. If you think you are the second it's the end. The fact that I have never won the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player doesn't mean that I cannot be number one.
    • About why he has fallen short in terms of receiving the sort of individual honours [2].
  • I went left, he went left. I went right, he went right. I went left again, he went to buy a hot dog.
    • on being marked by Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz (Kuper, 2011).
  • During the World Cup in 2002 I was voted Man of the Match three times in Sweden, even though I hadn't played. The people love me.
    • On his limited participation in the 2002 FIFA World Cup (Kuper, 2011).
  • An injured Zlatan is a properly serious thing for any team.
    • On a calf injury sustained in the Champions' League vs Arsenal (Ibrahimovic et al., 2013).
  • I score a lot of goals that are hard to replicate. I don't think that you can score as spectacular a goal as those of Zlatan in a video game - even though these games are very realistic these days.
    • On his goals which are too good to be recreated on games consoles [3].
  • Give them a bicycle with my autograph and that will be enough.
    • On how female footballers in Sweden should be rewarded [4]
  • When the red card happened the worst thing was the Chelsea players. I felt there were 11 babies around me.
    • On being red carded at Stamford bridge in UEFA Champions League Last 16 (2015) [5]


Kuper, S. 2011. The Football Men: Up Close with the Giants of the Modern Game, Simon & Schuster, 288 pp.

Ibrahimovic, Z, Lagercrantz, D., Urbom, R. 2013. I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Penguin, 352 pp.

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