Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Super Swede, has finally brought his powers to England, storming the Premier League with Manchester United.
BUT, did you know that he’s more than just an extremely talented, long-haired, ridiculously tall footballer?
Here are 5 facts you need to know about Zlatan Ibrahimovic!
He’s Sweden’s all-time goal-scorer!
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born in Sweden to a Bosnian Father and a Croatian Mother, which meant he could’ve chosen to play for any of them on the International Level.
He chose Sweden because it was where he was born and grew up.
It may have been a poor choice though they’ve only qualified for 2 out of the last 5 world cups.
You can’t say it’s his fault, he’s tried hard for his country! He’s the all-time top goal-scorer with 62 goals for Sweden, before he retired a few months ago.
He once gave all his team-mates a brand new Xbox One!
In 2013, when he was destroying the French Ligue 1 with PSG, Zlatan proved that he’s generous and thinks about other people…
By giving every teammate their own brand new limited edition Xbox 1!
It wasn’t completely selfless though because each one did have his own signature and name on them, but still, it’s a nice touch to say thanks for helping him out.
He’s got TWO black belts in Taekwondo!
2 things Zlatan loves: scoring insane overhead kicks, and repeatedly kicking his teammates in the head as a joke
It’s not gone unnoticed he was given an honourary black belt by the Italian Taekwondo Team!
That’s to go with the black belt he earned when he was 17 in Sweden!
Which I guess is why he’s so good at repeatedly kicking his teammates in the head as a joke.
Teams have spent £150 Million on him throughout his career!
More money has been spent by clubs buying Zlatan than any other player ever.
Just under £150 million pounds has been spent on Ibra.
He started at Malmo, then went to Ajax in the Netherlands, then to Juventus in Italy, moved to Milan for Inter, then went to Barcelona, back to Italy for AC Milan, then to Paris St Germain in France, and now he’s finally come to England for Man United.
He’s proved his worth though, scoring in his debuts in Italy, Spain, and France, AND he went on to win the league in his first season in those countries too!
Now he’s with United, he scored for them in his debut, maybe that’s a good sign for Mourinho?
There is a word in the Swedish Dictionary named after him!
Zlatan is such a national hero in Sweden that his name has been added to the Swedish Dictionary as a verb!
The term ‘To Zlatan’ means to dominate or do something with extreme talent!
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