After his match-winning performance, Ibrahimović said, "I heard the crowd saying 'We want Zlatan, we want Zlatan', so I gave them Zlatan. Présentation en statistiques de ce … / , Sweden qualified for UEFA Euro 2004 as group winners, with Ibrahimović scoring three goals throughout the qualifying campaign. , — Downplaying the influence of his background, Ibrahimović describes his unique playing style, Ibrahimović 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.  On 15 September, he scored his 500th professional career goal for club and country with another acrobatic strike in a 5–3 away defeat against Toronto FC. , On 10 August 2006, Ibrahimović completed a €24.8 million move to Inter Milan, signing a four-year-deal.  Ibrahimović himself expressed his wish to represent Sweden in the World Cup.  On 21 June 2016, Ibrahimović announced that he would retire from international football immediately after Sweden's last match at Euro 2016. The striker responded to the incident and marked that the decision had nothing to do with where he began his career.  Ibrahimović scored a goal in a 4–0 win against Malta on 10 June 2009 in a 2010 World Cup qualifier.  On 19 October 2008, Ibrahimović continued with his solid performances by scoring twice in an impressive 4–0 win at Roma, taking his tally up to five league goals. He excelled in Serie A in a strike partnership with David Trezeguet, before joining domestic rivals Inter Milan in 2006, where he won the Capocannoniere (Serie A top scorer) in 2008–09 and won three consecutive Serie A titles. Earlier in the same match, he equaled Sven Rydell's record of 49 by scoring the opening goal.  Ibrahimović is fluent in five languages: Swedish, Bosnian, English, Spanish and Italian.  Regarding his work-ethic, his former Juventus, Fabio Capello commented in 2016: "At the beginning of his first spell at Juventus [...] I noticed that he was weaker than I thought when he had to kick the ball and was not very strong in the air.  In 2016, he joined Manchester United on a free transfer and won the FA Community Shield, Football League Cup and UEFA Europa League in his first season. Ibrahimović ended the 2015–16 Ligue 1 season as its top scorer, the third time that he had done so. They had run onto the pitch moments earlier, wearing number 10 PSG shirts with either the word "King" or "Legend" written in English on the back. Ibrahimović joined American club LA Galaxy in 2018. , 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. , Zlatan made his 100th appearance for the club on 15 July, in a 3–1 home win over Parma, in Serie A.  Overall, he scored 17 goals in 26 league matches, and was named both Serie A Footballer of the Year and Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year. This is what I am. Ibrahimović received an honorary black belt in taekwondo; he attended classes at the Malmö Taekwondo club Enighet ("Unity") as a child.  After missing three games recovering from COVID-19, he returned in the Derby della Madonnina on 17 October, scoring twice in three minutes and securing a 2–1 win for Milan. That's true.  He is one of the most decorated active footballers in the world,[a] having won 31 trophies in his career. I completely lost it, and you might have expected Guardiola to say a few words in response, but he's a spineless coward. ", On 30 January 2015, Ibrahimović had to respond to accusations of a reporter that a lot people say that he does not pass the ball so often to PSG teammate Edinson Cavani after a win against Stade Rennais, by saying: "A lot of people or you? The film has been featured at several film festivals including the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Helsinki Documentary Film Festival and the Rouen Nordic Film Festival amongst others.  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 7 March, Ibrahimović was suspended for three matches by The Football Association for violent conduct after elbowing Bournemouth's Tyrone Mings in a 1–1 draw at Old Trafford three days earlier.  Ibrahimović led the LA Galaxy to the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, where they were eliminated in the Western Conference semi-finals, on 24 October, following a 5–3 away defeat against Los Angeles FC, despite a goal and an assist from Ibrahimović. The statue, created by Peter Linde, is 8 feet 9 inches (2.67 m) tall and weighs almost 500 kilograms (1,100 lb).  In his first season at the club, Ibrahimović top scored for Inter in Serie A with 15 goals, as the team won the Scudetto with a record 97 points. He was substituted to a standing ovation in the final minutes of the match. I looked at the players around me and saw Messi and, "You bought a Ferrari, but you drive it like a Fiat. I want to be part of the history of the club.  On 22 March 2018, Manchester United announced that Ibrahimović had agreed to the termination of his contract.  More controversy followed suit when—after the Galaxy's loss to crosstown rivals Los Angeles FC during playoffs—Ibrahimović was seen making obscene gestures towards heckling fans as he left the pitch. , 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.  He has scored over 560 career goals, and has scored in each of the last four decades.. After Sweden's 1–0 victory over the Faroe Islands in October 2012, Faroes captain Fróði Benjaminsen accused Ibrahimović of foul play and insults, describing him as "arrogant", "childish", "ignorant", and a "dirty player". Pour « la finale de groupe » d’après Tuchel, Moïse Kean a été titularisé en pointe. So why are you talking?, then he asked the reporter: "Are you a journalist or a camera guy? , On 17 September 2020, Ibrahimović scored Milan's first goal of the 2020–21 season in a 2–0 away win over Shamrock Rovers in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.  Overall, he scored 41 goals in all competitions, including ten in eight Champions League matches. The Hleb deal, however, collapsed. Football/Ligue des champions: le PSG affronte Manchester United 2 décembre 2020 à 5:05 AM Acculé, le Paris SG joue son destin contre Manchester United et Edinson Cavani, son ex-buteur, à Old Trafford, où un échec les éloignerait des huitièmes de finale de Ligue des champions. " Lucas later claimed, however, that the interview was twisted and badly translated.  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.  This was his record 10th domestic super cup. Three days later, he scored both Sweden's goals of a 2–2 draw in Copenhagen to qualify the nation for the Euro 2016 finals.  Ibrahimović was additionally caught on camera kicking teammate Christian Wilhelmsson during training. It felt like I had a lot of babies around me. " On 11 March 2015, Ibrahimović branded Chelsea players "babies" after he was sent off in a Champions League match against them with PSG: "I don't know if I have to get angry or start to laugh. 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. Though none of the players consumed any alcohol, they were nonetheless all sent home by manager Lars Lagerbäck as punishment and did not take part in the match.  Nine days later, he scored a hat-trick in a 3–0 win over Lorient at the Parc des Princes. , Ibrahimović moved from Ajax to Juventus for €16 million.  The Swedish Post Office issued a set of five postage stamps featuring Ibrahimović in March 2014. Les confessions de Thomas Tuchel sur ses souffrances au PSG, PSG : le groupe pour la réception de Strasbourg, PSG : Thomas Tuchel songe toujours à Antonio Rüdiger.  At the age of 15, he was close to quitting his football career, in favour of working at the docks in Malmö, but his manager convinced him to continue playing.  He ended the year as Ligue 1's top goalscorer with 30 goals, becoming the first player to reach that mark in the French top flight since Jean-Pierre Papin in the 1989–90 season. L1, PSG : Kylian Mbappé devrait finalement être titulaire face à Strasbourg ! I wanted him to become more ruthless in front of goal and improve his finishing.  Moreover, in addition to being a prolific striker, he has also been highly successful throughout his career, winning numerous titles in several countries; additionally, he is the only player to have scored for six different clubs in the Champions League. , — Ibrahimović on turning down Arsenal, 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.  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 2–1.  Ibrahimović summarised the defeat by saying: "One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch. After teammates Johan Elmander, Kim Källström, Andreas Isaksson and Per Nilsson donated autographed jerseys to be auctioned off for the cause, Ibrahimović responded, "What the hell are you going to do with a shirt? Manchester United : Avant le PSG, Edinson Cavani savoure sa prestation XXL !  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. I want to win the double. The first goal was a penalty which he won when fouled by Sébastien Squillaci, resulting in the Bastia defender's dismissal. Marc Poinchenack, serial buteur de l'ASPTT Nogent-le-Rotrou, a proposé ses services au PSG.  Also during his spell at Barcelona, a female reporter asked him whether there was a romantic relationship between him and teammate Gerard Piqué, then he replied: "Come to my house and you'll see if I'm gay. Within days of the match, he was compared to Milan legend Marco van Basten by both the media and Van Basten himself.  On 11 May, he was named Ligue 1's Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.  In 2011, Ibrahimović kicked teammate Antonio Cassano in the head while Cassano was speaking to reporters, and kicked Milan teammate Rodney Strasser during a training session. The league match was stopped briefly in the tenth minute as fans gave Ibrahimović – whose PSG shirt was number 10 – a standing ovation. So he takes on fights all the time because he’s always had to. That's how I grew up and the way I learned to be.  He signed a five-year contract, for €46 million and the exchange of Eto'o (valued at €20 million) and loan of Alexander Hleb (with an option to purchase for a €10 million fee), with a €250 million release clause, making Ibrahimović worth €66 million. It was also announced that he would be wearing number 10 in his second season with the team. During his four-season stay in France, Ibrahimović won a number of trophies including four consecutive Ligue 1 titles, and was the top scorer in Ligue 1 for three seasons.  After a 2004 international friendly against the Netherlands, Ajax teammate Rafael van der Vaart publicly accused Ibrahimović of deliberately injuring him during the game. But Ibrahimović was the first Manchester United player in the Premier League format.  The following week, he became the first ever player to feature for seven clubs in the Champions League when he came on as a substitute in a 1–0 loss to Basel. Ibrahimović is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of all time.   At the end of the season, it was announced that Manchester United would release Ibrahimović at the end of his contract on 30 June 2017, although they later confirmed that they were in talks with Ibrahimović to re-sign him for the latter half of the 2017–18 Premier League season. PSG defeated Marseille 4–2 in that match. After she was arrested for handling stolen goods, social services intervened.  On 4 October, during the match against Bologna at home which Inter won 2–1, Ibrahimović scored a sensational goal, stunning Francesco Antonioli with an irresistible backheeled shot from Adriano's left-wing cross.  In Sweden's opening group match of Euro 2004 against Bulgaria on 14 June, Ibrahimović assisted one of Freddie Ljungberg's goals and later scored from a penalty in a 5–0 win. He did not score in any of the 12 qualifying matches. Buteur le week-end dernier avec Manchester United, Edinson Cavani est "prêt à jouer" contre le PSG, son ancien club, mercredi soir en Ligue des Champions. 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Now they're eating their words. , On 14 November 2015, Ibrahimović scored the winning goal for Sweden in a 2–1 victory in the home leg of the Euro 2016 qualifying play-off against rivals Denmark.  Ibrahimović's bicycle kick goal for Sweden against England won the 2013 FIFA Puskás Award. EN DIRECT - Suivez Manchester United-PSG (1-2) en live commenté L'ancien buteur de Palerme ou de Naples ambitionne d'inscrire son 50e but en Ligue des champions .  He announced his arrival in idiosyncratic style by taking out a signed full-page advertisement in the Los Angeles Times saying simply "Dear Los Angeles, you're welcome". The goal was later voted Goal of the Year in Serie A. 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However, his decision to invest in the club infuriated the fans of Malmö who vandalized his bronze statue and set it ablaze. , In November 2019, Ibrahimović bought a 23.5% stake in Stockholm-based club Hammarby, which is the rival to the striker's boyhood club, Malmö FF. 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On en parle justement dans les leçons du match suivis des tops et flops. Mauricio Pochettino en route pour le PSG ! Guère à son avantage depuis le début de la saison, l’Argentin reste néanmoins l’un des éléments les plus décisifs du PSG. Pirlo e Miccoli, che fine avete fatto? , In the opening 2012–13 Champions League Group A match against Dynamo Kyiv on 18 September 2012, Ibrahimović scored his sixth goal in only his fifth appearance for Carlo Ancelotti's side through a penalty.