51 Facts About Zlatan Ibrahimovic

1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be "free to choose his new team", says AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni, with transfer decisions being left in the hands of others.

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2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals background of Juventus departure and move to Barcelona.

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3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the opener and provided an assist in a must-win game for the LA Galaxy to keep their playoff hopes intact.

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4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named in the MLS best XI from the regular season.

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5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed an MLS Awards double, winning the league's Goal of the Year and Newcomer accolades after a season to remember for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sold to PSG during the summer of 2012, but admitted he did not want to leave San Sira.

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7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is more closer than ever to play for Milan?.

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8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named the Major League Soccer Newcomer of the Year, narrowly edging out former Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney for the award.

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9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic came out on top against Wayne Rooney after winning the MLS Newcomer of the Year award.

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10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic beats Wayne Rooney to MLS award as he is crowned Newcomer of the Year after sensational season with LA Galaxy.

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11. Zlatan Ibrahimovic repeatedly said this season that he came to Major League Soccer for the challenge and not a vacation.

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12. Zlatan Ibrahimovic led the Western Conference this season with 22 goals, while leading the Galaxy in.

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13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was voted Newcomer of the Year in a vote by players, coaches and the media, after being named to the league's Best XI Sunday.

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14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic linked with sensational return to AC Milan on £3.5m-a-year deal.

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15. In a February 2011 interview, Zlatan Ibrahimovic stated that the boxer Muhammad Ali is one of his role models, going on to say: "One of my idols in sport and outside the sport [sic].

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16. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fluent in five languages: Swedish, Bosnian, English, Spanish and Italian.

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17. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was additionally caught on camera kicking teammate Christian Wilhelmsson during training.

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18. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has additionally engaged in multiple incidents while with the national team.

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19. In May 2013, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was filmed screaming at PSG sporting director Leonardo after the club's title victory.

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20. In 2011, Zlatan Ibrahimovic kicked teammate Antonio Cassano in the face while Cassano was speaking to reporters, and kicked Milan teammate Rodney Strasser during a training session.

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21. In March 2011, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was given a three-match ban for punching Bari defender Marco Rossi in the stomach during a game.

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22. Zlatan Ibrahimovic punched Ajax teammate Mido in the dressing room after the latter had thrown a pair of scissors at him.

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23. Zlatan Ibrahimovic responded by threatening to break both of van der Vaart's legs.

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24. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been described by ESPN as being "good in the air, quick, tall, strong and agile, he plays well with his back to goal and boasts some of the best finishing, vision, passing and ball control around.

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25. On 21 June 2016, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced that he would retire from international football immediately after Sweden's last match at Euro 2016.

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26. On 11 May 2016, Zlatan Ibrahimovic made the final 23-man squad for Sweden at Euro 2016.

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27. Zlatan Ibrahimovic ended Sweden's qualifying campaign with eight goals, including two in a play-off defeat to Portugal, as the team failed to reach the 2014 World Cup.

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28. Ahead of the Euro 2012 qualification, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named team captain on his return to the national team by manager Erik Hamren.

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29. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was awarded the 2007 Swedish Golden Ball as the "Country's Top Player of the Year".

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30. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was called up for a Euro 2008 qualifier against Liechtenstein on 6 September 2006, but two days before the match, he violated team curfew by leaving the hotel with teammates Christian Wilhelmsson and Olof Mellberg, visiting a nightclub.

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31. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was part of the Sweden squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup held in Korea and Japan, who were eliminated at the round of 16 by newcomers Senegal.

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32. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was eligible to represent Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina or Croatia at international level; he chose Sweden.

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33. On 1 July 2016, Zlatan Ibrahimovic 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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34. On 21 May 2016, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in the second half of the 2016 Coupe de France Final, and set up Edinson Cavani's goal.

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35. On 8 May 2016, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Season for the third consecutive year.

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36. On 24 September, it was announced that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had extended his contract with PSG, which would see him stay at the club until 2016.

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37. In January 2013, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was handed the number 10 jersey after the departure of Brazilian winger Nene.

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38. Zlatan Ibrahimovic stated in his defence that he was talking to himself in frustration.

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39. In his next appearance, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored against Stuttgart in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League knockout stage fixture.

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40. Zlatan Ibrahimovic passed his medical and was presented to a crowd of over 60,000 at Camp Nou.

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41. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 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.

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42. In the next fixture, Zlatan Ibrahimovic provided the assist on the only goal in the Derby d'Italia match against Juventus at home, helping Inter to extend their league lead.

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43. Zlatan Ibrahimovic started his third Inter season by winning the Supercoppa Italiana against Roma.

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44. Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his debut for Inter on 26 August 2006 against Roma in the 2006 Supercoppa Italiana, playing the full 90 minutes as Inter won after extra time.

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45. Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed that he had supported Inter when he was young.

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46. Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed his first contract with Malmo in 1996, and moved up to the senior side for the 1999 season of Allsvenskan, Sweden's top-flight league.

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47. At the age of 15, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was close to quitting his football career, in favour of working at the docks in Malmo, but his manager convinced him to continue playing.

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48. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born in Malmo, Sweden on 3 October 1981.

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49. In December 2013, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was ranked by The Guardian as the third-best player in the world, behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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50. Zlatan Ibrahimovic began his career at Malmo FF in the late 1990s, where consistent standout performances earned him a move to Ajax.

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51. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for LA Galaxy.

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