Ibrahimovic Zlatan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish professional footballer. He was 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. Primarily a striker, he is a prolific goalscorer, who is best known for his technique, creativity, strength, ability in the air, and his powerful and accurate striking ability. As of February 2017, he is the second most decorated active footballer in the world, having won 33 trophies in his career.  Ibrahimović is one of ten players to have made 100 or more appearances for the Swedish national team. He is the country’s all-time leading goalscorer with 62 goals. He represented Sweden at the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 UEFA European Championships. He has been awarded Guldbollen (the Golden Ball), given to the Swedish player of the year, a record 11 times, including 10 consecutive times from 2007 to 2016. With his playing style and acrobatic finishing compared to Dutch retired striker Marco van Basten, Ibrahimović is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the game and one of the best footballers of his generation. His spectacular bicycle kick for Sweden against England won the 2013 FIFA Puskás Award for Goal of the Year. Off the field, he is known for his brash persona and outspoken comments, in addition to referring to himself in the third person. In December 2013, Ibrahimović was ranked by The Guardian as the third-best player in the world, behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In December 2014, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter named him the second-greatest Swedish sportsperson of all time, after tennis player Björn Borg.

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Ibrahimović received an honorary black belt in taekwondo; he attended classes at the Malmö Taekwondo club Enighet (English: Unity) as a child. Ibrahimović is fluent in five languages; Swedish, Bosnian, English, Spanish and Italian. He has stated that he is a Catholic.

JUVENTUS F.C.


2004-2005


Udinese vs Juventus


Match Worn Shirt


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This shirt was worn by Zlatan Ibrahimovic during Udinese vs Juventus of the season 2004/2005 which took place in Udine on October 3rd 2004. The team wore home kit even if they played away (Udinese played with pink away kit) and the shirt was swapped by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with an Udinese player who we got this shirt from.

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Ibrahimović moved from Ajax to Juventus for €16 million. He was promptly inserted into the starting eleven due in part to top scorer David Trezeguet’s injury problems, and scored 16 goals. Near the end of the season, Juventus reportedly rejected a €70 million bid for him from Real Madrid, which was later revealed to be a publicity stunt initiated by Ibrahimović’s agent, Mino Raiola, in order to increase his market value. On 14 November 2005, he was awarded the Guldbollen, a prize awarded to the best Swedish footballer of the year.

JUVENTUS F.C.


2004-2005


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt

“Swedish style? No. Yugoslavian style? Of course not. It has to be Zlatan-style” Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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The 2004-2005 Champions League main competition was reached through the preliminary round against Djurgarden. The team then went out in the quarter-final leg against Liverpool F.C. 

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sponsored for most of his career by Nike. But it happened to see him wearing Adidas boots everytime his contract with Nike expired and before he signed the renew.  Does it mean Zlatan preferred Adidas boots or it was only his agent Mino Raiola’s trick to get more money from Nike?

Match Worn Boots


Juventus F.C.Sweden National Team


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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. Ibrahimović is under contract with Nike and features in their television advertising where he has appeared alongside other players in the Nike stable including Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Wayne Rooney. He wears the Nike Mercurialboot line and has the names and dates of birth of his sons embedded onto the external sides of his boots. In late 2007, Ibrahimović, with the help of Nike, self-funded Zlatan Court in the streets of the city district Rosengård in his hometown Malmö: he provided a playing mat, goalposts, lighting and a modern fence. In 2008, he donated new Nike kits to his youth club, FBK Balkan.

“We haven’t had a goalscorer like him in France for a long time. He is on a different planet to anyone else” Jean Pierre Papin

“You bought a Ferrari, but you drive it like a Fiat” 

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic Ibrahimović criticises Guardiola on how he was used at Barcelona]

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In his first Juventus’ season Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the best Juventus Serie A top scorer with 16 goals. Alessandro Del Piero scored more season’s goals during the season (17 goals) including all of the competitions. 


JUVENTUS F.C.


2004-2005


Match Issued Shirt


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This shirt’s style was never used during the Champions League 2004-2005. It was issued but never worn.

Match Worn Shin Pads


Paris Saint-Germain F.C.


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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 Milan, having already agreed personal terms with the striker, for a transfer fee of €20 million. Valued at €180 million, these combined fees eclipsed those commanded by Nicolas Anelka. His three-year contract would see him receive a net annual salary of €14 million including bonuses (which would be €2 million more than what he was earning per year just before he left Milan), and make him the second best paid footballer in the world behind Samuel Eto’o. The following day, Ibrahimović signed the contract and made the following statement during the press conference: “It is a big step in my career and another dream come true. I am very happy because it is a project that I want to be involved in. I want to be part of the history of the club. I am here to win and nothing else.”