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Player Profile – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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This is a Player Profile of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who plays his national soccer for Sweden and club soccer for the Paris Saint-Germain FC.

Brief Information about Zltan Ibrahimovic

Full Name: Zltan Ibrahimovic

Date of Birth: 3rd October, 1981

Place of Birth: Malmo, Sweden

Height: 6ft 5in

Position: Striker

Jersey No: 10

Turned Pro: in 1999

Club Career of Zltan Ibrahimovic

Youth Career – Malmo BI, FBK Balkan and Malmo FF

Senior Career

  • Malmo FF (1999 – 2001)
  • Ajax (2001 – 2004)
  • Juventus (2004 – 2006)
  • Internazionale (2006 – 2009)
  • Barcelona (2009 -2011)
  • Milan (2011- 2012) 2010-11 on loan
  • Paris Saint-Germain FC (Since 2012)

International Team Details of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

  • Sweden U18 (1999)
  • Sweden U21 (2001)
  • Sweden (Since 2001)

Early and Personal Life of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a child of a Bosniak father and a Croatian mother. His father’s name is Sefik Ibrahimovic and mother’s name is Jurka Gravic. Both his parents were migrated to Sweden in the 1970s. At a very young age Zlatan received a pair of football boots as a gift and that prompted him to start a football career. He first played for Malmo BI and then for the FBK Balkan. When he entered in his teens, he joined his hometown club Malmo FF. Ibrahimovic was already convinced to leave his football career as he wanted to work for Malmo docks. But his manager advised him not to do so. The Brazilian football star Ronaldo is Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s idol. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is married to Helena Seger and the couple has two sons, Maximillian and Vincent. Ibrahimovic lives with his family in Paris, but he still spends the summers in Malmo, his hometown.

Professional Career of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known to have a temper issue and probably that is why he has been changing football clubs very often than many of the other professional footballers. He started his career in the 1990 with his home team Malmo FF, but then he was signed by Ajax. Later he was signed by Juventus for Euro 16 million and that is where he gained lots of fame in the Serie A. In 2006 Ibrahimovic again changed his club when he was signed by Juventus’ rivals Internazionale. Over here he won the individual performance awards such as Italian award Oscar del Calcio and Swedish award Guldbollen.

Zaltan Ibrahimovic was also named in the UEFA Team of the year in 2008-09. The same year he was transferred to Barcelona, but then gain after a years stay he was moved to AC Milan. At that point of time Ibrahimovic became the highest paid footballer of the world as AC Milan bought him for Euro 24 million. Since 2012 Ibrahimovic is playing for the French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain FC.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was eligible to play for his parent’s countries Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia but instead he chose to play for his country of birth, Sweden. Ibrahimovic made his international debut in a friendly game against the Faroe Islands in 2001. Since his debut Zlatan Ibrahimovic has progressed steadily in the Swedish football team and now has become the captain of the national side.

The Zlatan Ibrahimovic Quote

We are looking for an apartment in Paris and if we don’t find anything, then I will probably just buy the hotel.

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