Zlatan Ibrahimović

Swedish footballers Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Milan and the Swedish national team for which he is captain. Ibrahimović started his career at Malmö FF in the late 1990s under Roland Andersson. He was signed by Ajax, and made a name for himself under Ronald Koeman. Years later, he signed with Juventus for €16 million. Ibrahimović gained fame in Serie A, benefiting from his strike partnership with David Trezeguet.
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Copa90: Zlatan is the baddest man in football
CNN - 20 days
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the most intriguing footballer of his generation. In this animation, Copa90 looks at just what goes into making a football genius.
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Rumors of Zlatan Ibrahimovic linked to the Galaxy are back
LATimes - 25 days
The annual rumors linking Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Galaxy are back, this time a little earlier than usual. And this time there may be more to them than just rumors. The MLS team had reportedly made contract offers to Ibrahimovic, 36, in each of the last two springs, only to have...
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Galaxy reportedly close to record deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic
LATimes - 7 months
The Galaxy may be nearing a deal with Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic that would make the former Manchester United striker the highest paid player in MLS history. The team sidestepped questions about possible negotiations, saying only that “the LA Galaxy are always looking for players who...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Released by Manchester United After One Season
NYTimes - 9 months
Ibrahimovic, 35, sustained a devastating knee injury during an impressive season with United.
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Dolberg leads impressive new Ajax generation - Sport24
Google News - 9 months
Sport24 Dolberg leads impressive new Ajax generation Sport24 Amsterdam - Teenage striker Kasper Dolberg has drawn comparisons with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and there are shades of the celebrated 1990s vintage in his youthful Ajax side that faces Manchester United in Wednesday's Europa League final. Ajax lifted the ... Europa league success crucial for Jose Mourinho's reputationTimes LIVE Manchester United's Ander Herrera says Zlatan Ibrahimovic still has Europa League final roleKickOff.com Europa League final betting tipsTelegraph.co.uk Daily Mail -Irish Independent -Manchester Evening News -Mirror.co.uk all 267 news articles »
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has 'significant knee ligament damage,' Manchester United confirm
Fox News - 10 months
It's not looking promising for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and teammate Marcos Rojo.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffers knee injury, early prognosis is 'fairly negative' - FOXSports.com
Google News - 10 months
FOXSports.com Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffers knee injury, early prognosis is 'fairly negative' FOXSports.com Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured his knee in Manchester United's Europa League quarterfinal win over Anderlecht on Thursday and the early prognosis is not good. When asked about the initial prognosis, Mourinho said it was, “Fairly negative. I think ... Rashford and Pogba will Man United past Anderlecht and into UEL semisESPN FC (blog) all 834 news articles »
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Galaxy's play for Zlatan Ibrahimovic built around more than money
LATimes - 12 months
The Galaxy and Manchester United are separated by one ocean, $233 million in payroll — depending on who’s doing the math — and decades of soccer tradition. But the two teams have one thing in common: they’re both trying to sign Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And though the Galaxy’s bid seems...
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Galaxy declines comment on record contract offer for Zlatan Ibrahimovic
LATimes - 12 months
The Galaxy declined to comment Wednesday on a report that it has made a contract offer to Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Times reported last week that a high-ranking team official had confirmed the Galaxy made an MLS-record offer to a top European player, with Ibrahimovic and Bayer...
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Soccer: Ibrahimovic handed three-match ban for violent conduct
Reuters.com - 12 months
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic was handed a three-match ban with immediate effect on Tuesday after admitting a charge of violent conduct and accepting the standard penalty, the FA said.
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'Lion' Ibrahimovic basks in cup heroics glory
Reuters.com - 12 months
(Reuters) - Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has likened himself to a lion after his brace in Sunday's 3-2 League Cup final win over Southampton took his goal tally to 26 this season.
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'Professional' Martial impresses Ibrahimovic at Man Utd
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(Reuters) - Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has heaped praise on team mate Anthony Martial for the professional and mature manner in which the forward has responded to recent criticism from manager Jose Mourinho. Despite making an immediate impact following his high-profile transfer from Monaco in 2015, the 21-year-old Martial has found himself on the fringes of the first team this season, having made just 10 league starts under Mourinho. It is different for every person," Ibrahimovic added.
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Ibrahimovic tells Pogba to get used to pressure
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(Reuters) - Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told team mate Paul Pogba to embrace the pressure he is under and use it to his advantage, just as the Swedish striker has done throughout his trophy-laden career. Pogba, who returned to United from Juventus for a world record fee of 89 million pounds ($107.64 million) in August, has struggled to live up to his hefty price tag this campaign. The France midfielder has come under further scrutiny following his underwhelming performance in Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Liverpool.
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Stunning goal puts Faiz Subri in contention for Puskas Award
Yahoo News - about 1 year
GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia (AP) — With one stunning goal, Faiz Subri has given himself the chance to put his name beside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and James Rodriguez on the honor roll for Puskas Award winners.
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Soccer-Record-seeking Zlatan believes United can still win title
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the brink of another notable scoring landmark in his remarkable career and believes his goal glut can still propel Manchester United to the Premier League title. In his current searing form, few would rule out the prospect of this seemingly ageless figure netting the double that would take him past Barcelona's Argentine maestro Lionel Messi as the year's top marksman. For, at 35, he appears to be playing as brilliantly as ever and is savouring his English football experience, a journey that started shakily but has gathered momentum as he has acclimatised to the hectic world of the Premier League.
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In shape and in form, Ibrahimovic setting bar high at United
Yahoo News - about 1 year
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic was weeks away from joining Manchester United when he was asked if, at 34, he could still cut it in what is widely regarded as the world's most grueling league.
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On 21 June 2016, Ibrahimović announced that he would retire from international football immediately after Sweden's last match at Euro 2016.
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    On 11 May 2016, Ibrahimović made the final 23-man squad for Sweden at Euro 2016.
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    Three days later, he scored both Sweden's goals of a 2–2 draw in Copenhagen to qualify the nation for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals.
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    On 8 September, he made his 100th appearance for Sweden in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Austria at the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna.
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    In April 2016, Raiola announced that Ibrahimović would be suing Swedish trainer Ulf Karlsson over doping claims.
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    On 7 August 2016, Ibrahimović scored the match-winning goal for Manchester United in the 2016 FA Community Shield, rising above Wes Morgan to head past Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in a 2–1 victory.
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    He was handed the number 9 jersey ahead of the 2016–17 season.
    On 1 July 2016, Ibrahimović signed as a free agent for Manchester United on a one-year contract, which had the option of being extended depending on his performance for the club.
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    On 21 May 2016, Ibrahimović scored twice (his 155th and 156th goals in his 180th and final competitive match for the club) in the second half of the 2016 Coupe de France final, and also set up Edinson Cavani's goal.
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    Ibrahimović made his final Ligue 1 appearance for PSG against FC Nantes at the Parc des Princes stadium on 14 May 2016, scoring twice in a 4–0 victory to become Paris Saint-Germain's top scorer in a single Ligue 1 season with 38 goals, which put him one goal ahead of Carlos Bianchi who managed 37 in the 1977–78 campaign.
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    On 8 May 2016, Ibrahimović was named UNFP Ligue 1 player of the season for the third consecutive year.
    On 9 March 2016, in the second leg of PSG's Champions League tie with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Ibrahimović assisted a goal for Adrien Rabiot and scored the winning goal himself as Paris won the match 2–1 and progressed to the quarter-final stage with a 4–2 aggregate victory.
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    Independent Swedish film production company Auto Images released the sports documentary Becoming Zlatan in February 2016 which follows Ibrahimović through his formative years with Malmö FF and AFC Ajax all the way to his break through with Juventus F.C. in 2005.
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    In a league match against Caen on 14 February 2016, Ibrahimović took off his shirt after scoring a goal to unveil the removable tattooed names of 50 people suffering from hunger around the world, in a gesture to raise awareness for famine in accordance with the United Nations World Food Programme.
    On 16 February 2016, in the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg against Chelsea at home, Ibrahimović scored the opener in the 39th minute with a free kick to help his team win the match 2–1.
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    On 24 September, it was announced that Ibrahimović had extended his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, which now will expire in 2016.
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  • 2015
    In scoring twice in PSG's 3–0 win over Nice on 4 December 2015, Ibrahimović beat Mustapha Dahleb's previous record of 85 goals to become the club's all-time top goalscorer in the French first division.
    On 25 November 2015, Ibrahimović captained PSG on his return to hometown club Malmö FF in the group stage of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.
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    On 4 October 2015, Ibrahimović scored both goals from penalty kicks in a 2–1 home win over Olympique de Marseille to overtake Pauleta and become Paris Saint-Germain's all time leading goalscorer with 110 goals in all official competitions.
    Three days later, he scored twice as PSG defeated Bastia 4 - in the 2015 Coupe de la Ligue Final.
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    He netted another hat-trick on 8 April as PSG reached the 2015 Coupe de France Final with a 4 - 1 win over Saint-Étienne, starting with a penalty for his 100th goal for the club.
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    In the quarter-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue on 13 January 2015, Ibrahimović scored the only goal to win away at Saint-Étienne.
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  • 2014
    On 11 August 2014, Ibrahimović paid US$51,000 to send the Swedish national football team for the intellectually disabled to the INAS World Football Championships in Brazil.
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    Ibrahimović scored his first two goals for Paris Saint Germain on 2 August 2014 against Guingamp in the 2014 Trophée des Champions, winning his first silverware of the season.
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    The Swedish Post Office issued a set of five postage stamps featuring Ibrahimovic in March 2014.
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    On 16 March 2014, Ibrahimović scored both goals in a 2–0 win over Saint-Étienne to surpass Carlos Bianchi's club record of 39 goals in a season.
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  • 2013
    On 27 November 2013, Ibrahimović made his 100th UEFA Champions League appearance, scoring the opening goal in a 2–1 win over Olympiakos Piraeus at the Parc des Princes.
    Ibrahimović netted his first goal of the season on 31 August 2013, scoring deep into stoppage time as PSG recorded a 2–0 victory over Guingamp.
    On 20 May 2013, he was named as Ligue 1's player of the year by the Union nationale des footballeurs professionnels (UNFP).
    In April 2013, Ibrahimović scored in a 2–2 draw against his former club Barcelona in the quarter finals of the Champions League.
    In January 2013, Ibrahimović was handed the number 10 jersey after the departure of Brazilian winger Nené.
  • 2012
    In December 2012, Ibrahimović was accused by Lyon defender Dejan Lovren and president Jean-Michel Aulas of deliberately stamping on Lovren's head.
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    He ended the season as assists leader in the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, providing 7 assists.
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    On 11 December 2012, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–0 away win against Valenciennes.
    On 8 October 2012, Ibrahimović became only the third player (after Ronaldinho and Laurent Blanc) to have played in the El Clásico in Spain, the Derby della Madonnina in Italy and the Le Classique, the derby between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain.
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    Ibrahimović scored twice in the second half for PSG to help them rally from 2–0 down at half-time to salvage a 2–2 home draw with Lorient in their opening 2012–13 Ligue 1 match.
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    On 17 July 2012, Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that they had reached an agreement to acquire the sporting and economic rights of Ibrahimović from A.C. Milan, having already agreed personal terms with the striker, for an initial transfer fee of around €20 million, making Ibrahimović the most expensive footballer in combined transfer fees.
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    As 2012 started he scored against Atalanta converting a penalty kick.
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  • 2011
    In the opening league match of 2011–12 season, Ibrahimović scored Milan's first goal of a 2–2 home draw against Lazio.
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    Ibrahimović started the new season on 6 August 2011 in the Italian Super Cup against city rivals Inter, where he scored the first goal of a 2–1 comeback victory to clinch the first trophy of the season.
    Ibrahimović received a three-match ban, after being shown a red card in a 1–1 home draw against Bari in March 2011 for punching Bari defender Marco Rossi in the stomach.
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  • 2010
    On 12 December 2010, history repeated itself in the game against Bologna after he assisted Kevin-Prince Boateng to give Milan an early lead once again and scoring later that match to make it 3–0, leading him to 13 goals with 8 assists in 21 matches in all competitions.
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    On 4 December 2010, in a game against Brescia, he assisted Kevin-Prince Boateng to give Milan an early lead and then scored the third goal by a powerful shot near the edge of the penalty box to give Milan a 3–0 win.
    On 28 August 2010, A.C. Milan announced via their official website that they had acquired the services of Ibrahimović for the 2010–11 season.
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    His first goal of 2010 came on 14 February against Atlético Madrid.
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  • 2009
    On 20 January, he was selected in the 2009 UEFA Team of the Year.
    Ibrahimović scored Barcelona's only goal in the 2009–10 Copa del Rey first leg match of the round of sixteen in a 2–1 loss to Sevilla on 5 January 2010.
    In his next competitive match, Barcelona won the 2009 UEFA Super Cup.
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    Ibrahimović started the 2009–10 season with his competitive debut for Barcelona on 23 August 2009 by assisting on a goal by Lionel Messi, leading them to the Spanish Super Cup.
    After Inter agreed terms with Eto'o and Barcelona with Ibrahimović, Barcelona announced Ibrahimović would arrive on 26 July 2009 and undergo a medical test on 27 July 2009.
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    Ibrahimović left Inter during their United States summer tour in the World Football Challenge on 23 July 2009 for negotiations with Barcelona, with his last match for Inter being against Chelsea.
  • 2008
    Ibrahimović ended the 2008–09 Serie A season as the league's top goalscorer with 25 goals, helping Inter to another league title.
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    On 18 May 2008, Ibrahimović scored both goals in a 2–0 defeat of Parma on the final day of the 2007–08 Serie A season, to give Inter a second consecutive Scudetto.
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  • 2007
    His contract was renewed in 2007, it was due to expire in June 2013.
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    Ibrahimović played his 100th Serie A match on 16 September 2007 at San Siro against Catania, where he appeared as a second-half substitute for Hernán Crespo in an eventual 2–0 win.
  • 2006
    Ibrahimović made his debut for Inter on 26 August 2006 against Roma in the 2006 Supercoppa Italiana, playing full-90 minutes as Inter won after extra time.
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    On 10 August 2006, Ibrahimović completed a €24.8 million move to Inter Milan, signing a four-year-deal, this coming only a few days after 30-year-old midfielder Patrick Vieira had completed his own transfer from Juve to the Nerazzurri.
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  • 2005
    In the 2005–06 season, Juventus fans often got frustrated with him due to his anonymous presence in certain important games such as the Champions League defeat to Arsenal.
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    On 14 November 2005, he was awarded the Guldbollen, a prize awarded to the best Swedish footballer of the year.
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  • 2004
    On 18 August 2004, during an international match against the Netherlands, Ibrahimović injured Ajax teammate Rafael van der Vaart, who later accused Ibrahimović of hurting him intentionally.
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    In his final season with Ajax, Ibrahimović's profile rose when he scored a goal against NAC on 22 August 2004 that was eventually voted the "Goal of the Year" by Eurosport viewers.
  • 2003
    The name Zlatan was trademarked in May 2003 at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office for "most likely being perceived as Zlatan Ibrahimović", which meant that he received exclusive rights to the name for certain products, including sporting goods, clothing, and shoes.
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  • 2002
    The next season, Ibrahimović scored twice in a 2–1 victory over French champions Lyon in his Champions League debut on 17 September 2002.
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    He represented Sweden at the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 UEFA European Championships.
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  • 2001
    Ibrahimović received little playing time under manager Co Adriaanse, but when Adriaanse was sacked on 29 November 2001, new coach Ronald Koeman inserted Ibrahimović into the starting lineup as Ajax won the 2001–02 Eredivisie title.
    On 22 March 2001, a deal between Ajax and Malmö regarding Ibrahimović's transfer to Amsterdam was announced, and in July, Ibrahimović officially joined Ajax for 80 million Swedish kronor (€8.7 million).
    Ibrahimović was eligible to represent Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, or Croatia at international level; he chose Sweden. He made his debut for Sweden in a 0–0 friendly draw against the Faroe Islands at Tipshallen on 31 January 2001 during the 2000–01 Nordic Football Championship.
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    He was also a member of the Sweden national team, making his senior international debut in 2001 and serving as captain from 2010 until he retired from international football in 2016.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Ibrahimović signed his first contract with Malmö in 1996, and moved up to the senior side for the 1999 season of Allsvenskan, Sweden's top-flight league.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Born on October 3, 1981.
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