On 7 August, Ibrahimović scored the match-winning goal for Manchester United in the 2016 FA Community Shield, rising above Wes Morgan to head past Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in a 2–1 victory. We need to be the leading team and play from there, not to catch the goal all the time, so obviously it's not good.".  It would win the 2013 FIFA Puskás Award for Goal of the Year. He was sent off on 6 March in a league match against Almería, which Barcelona appealed to no avail, and he was suspended for one game.  In his first year, he was named in the MLS All-Star and MLS Best XI, and was awarded the MLS Newcomer of the Year Award and MLS Goal of the Year.  In the next fixture, Ibrahimović provided the assist on the only goal in the Derby d'Italia match against Juventus at home, helping Inter to extend their league lead. , On 24 August 2017, it was announced that Ibrahimović had signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United.  Fans of Malmö FF, who were unhappy with Ibrahimović's investment in another Swedish club, have vandalised his statue in Malmö on numerous occasions. Retour sur une lettre est devenue virale sur les réseaux sociaux , 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. Ligue des Champions  He signed a four-year deal immediately after successfully passing the medical examinations.  At the end of his first season in Italy Ibrahimović was named Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year, and in November 2005, he was awarded the Guldbollen, a prize awarded to the best Swedish footballer of the year.  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.  His fourth goal, a 35-yard overhead kick with his back to goal, won him praise from players and pundits, with the BBC describing it as a goal that "combined unfathomable imagination and expert technique". " 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. Manchester United – PSG : Capitaine, tacleur et buteur… « Marqui-Dios » est le sauveur du PSG en Ligue des champions As 2012 started, he scored against Atalanta converting a penalty kick.  Later in June, Ibrahimović blamed the Swedish media for his World Cup absence. "Ibrahimović" redirects here. , During the 2006 World Cup qualification campaign, Ibrahimović scored four goals in a 7–0 victory away to Malta on 4 September 2004.  He then scored another double in the Matchday 12 win against Palermo to help Inter take the lead in the Serie A table by one point. , Ibrahimović moved from Ajax to Juventus for €16 million.  He has also functioned in a more creative playmaking role at times, as a supporting forward or even as a number 10, in particular in his later career, after losing some of his pace and stamina with age; this deeper position allows him to drop into midfield to pick up the ball, where he can utilise his technical ability, vision, passing, and movement to create space and provide assists for teammates. , At the Euro 2012 finals, Ibrahimović scored the opening goal in Sweden's first game of the tournament, a 2–1 defeat against hosts Ukraine.  In December 2014, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter ranked him the second-greatest Swedish sportsperson ever, after tennis player Björn Borg.  He later had a giant tattoo on his back of a roaring lion, as he mentioned: "When I roar he roars". Ibrahimović stated in his defence that he was talking to himself in frustration. Within days of the match, he was compared to Milan legend Marco van Basten by both the media and Van Basten himself. Ibrahimović responded by threatening to break both of van der Vaart's legs.  Ibrahimović scored his first goal for Milan since returning on 11 January, in a 2–0 away win against Cagliari. No. He also has a feather, a Koi fish, Polynesian tribal, and ace of hearts and clubs. He later apologised, but was criticised by French politicians, and Ligue 1 imposed a four-match ban.  Returning earlier than expected after seven months out injured, he stated, "Lions don't recover like humans!  Known for his strong mentality and leadership, as well as his extroverted and highly competitive personality, despite his success, he has been criticised in the media for his arrogance, aggression and rebellious character, as well as his lack of discipline on the pitch, in particular in his early career, which has led him to involved in confrontations with other players, some of his managers and even reporters. , In a February 2011 interview, Ibrahimović 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 also [sic]...he believed in his [principles] and he never gave [them] up. PORTRAIT. The next season, Ibrahimović scored twice in a 2–1 victory over French champions Lyon in his Champions League debut on 17 September 2002. 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. You little bitch. 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Ibrahimović began his career at Malmö FF in 1999, and signed for Ajax two years later.  Barcelona vice president Carles Vilarrubi further revealed that Ibrahimović had threatened to publicly beat up Guardiola if he was not released to Milan. I was sacrificed and no longer had the freedom on the pitch I need to succeed. Notre pronostic Manchester United – PSG est …  On 11 May, he was named Ligue 1's Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. , — 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 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. :173 As per the Inter book, the fee was €69.5 million, but part of the Inter fee (max 5% according to FIFA regulation) were deducted and distributed by Barcelona to youth and young professional clubs of Ibrahimović: Malmö FF and AFC Ajax as solidarity contribution.  Four days later, he scored four times in a 9–0 win at bottom team Troyes that sealed PSG's league conquest with eight games remaining; his hat-trick goal was his 100th in the league. If I would be that, trust me, they would defend me even if I would rob a bank.  He made his debut on 31 March, as a substitute against Los Angeles FC in the inaugural El Tráfico derby, where he scored twice, including a 45-yard (41 m) half volley and a header in stoppage time that led to the Galaxy winning 4–3. The Hleb deal, however, collapsed. The club finished top of Serie A, and in the Champions League they reached the quarter-finals before being knocked out by eventual champions Liverpool. I want to win the double. Ibrahimović ended the 2015–16 Ligue 1 season as its top scorer, the third time that he had done so. With this he reached 515 career goals, overtaking fellow countryman Gunnar Nordahl to become the Swedish player with most goals in history. Later in the month against Barcelona in another Champions League tie, Ibrahimović scored against his old club to equalise the game at 1–1. 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. PSG defeated Marseille 4–2 in that match. , In July 2019, Ibrahimović made controversial remarks about the level of play in the MLS, describing himself as "a Ferrari among Fiats" and "by far the best player" in the league. At Ajax, Ibrahimović gained a reputation as one of the most promising forwards in Europe, and departed two years later to sign for Juventus. 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On 5 February 2017, Ibrahimović scored his 15th league goal of the season and 20th in all competitions in a 3–0 away win against Leicester City, becoming the oldest player to manage at least 15 goals in a single Premier League season at the age of 35 years and 125 days. , While naturally right-footed, Ibrahimović is a powerful and accurate striker of the ball from both inside or outside the penalty area with either foot, and is also known for his accuracy from penalties and dead ball situations. Being from a Muslim background, being from a very very low key, very low status background, he really [wanted] to show all the kids from Rosengård [and] from Malmö in general: 'If I can do it, you can do it.  After his match-winning performance, Ibrahimović said, "I heard the crowd saying 'We want Zlatan, we want Zlatan', so I gave them Zlatan. ", "José Mourinho hails Ibrahimovic's form for Manchester United", "Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Diego Costa: Who is the better striker? So why are you talking?, then he asked the reporter: "Are you a journalist or a camera guy? , On 9 March, in the second leg of PSG's Champions League tie with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Ibrahimović assisted a goal for Adrien Rabiot and scored the winning goal himself as Paris won the match 2–1 and progressed to the quarter-final stage with a 4–2 aggregate victory. That is my trophy, "Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'Mourinho is cool – the older coaches get, the cooler they get, "Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I'm very happy in Paris, "Zlatan Ibrahimović otvoreno o svojoj religijskoj pripadnosti: Katolik sam! I have moved here to win the Champions League with Milan. He scored five Champions League goals overall as Ajax fell to Milan in the quarter-finals. , — 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.  It was the first time in its history that the German national team had not won a match after leading by four goals. Ibrahimović's parents divorced when he was a child, and although his upbringing was divided between them, he spent more time with his father: "I had time with my mother but I really lived with my father. " He scored twice for the Galaxy in a 3–2 defeat to FC Dallas on 30 May; however he railed against his team, saying "Every game we shouldn't be losing two or three goals and then you have to catch the game and try to win. Ibrahimović was awarded the 2007 Swedish Golden Ball as the "Country's Top Player of the Year". , Ibrahimović was named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI in 2013 and the UEFA Team of the Year in 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2014.  Four days later, Ibrahimović netted twice during the 4–1 home win over Reims, taking his tally up to 23 league goals; he also set up the goals of Edinson Cavani and Gregory van der Wiel.  Four days later, he scored a brace in Milan's opening match of the Serie A season, a 2–0 home win over Bologna. Buteur le week-end dernier avec Manchester United, Edinson Cavani est "prêt à jouer" contre le PSG mercredi soir en Ligue des Champions.  On 22 March 2001, a deal between Ajax and Malmö regarding Ibrahimović's transfer to Amsterdam was announced, and in July, Ibrahimović officially joined Ajax for 80 million Swedish kronor (€8.7 million). I want to be part of the history of the club. In his next appearance, Ibrahimović scored against Stuttgart in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League knockout stage fixture. .. With them, he won another Serie A title in the 2010–11 season, before joining Paris Saint-Germain in July 2012. , — Ibrahimović disparages Guardiola on how he was used at Barcelona. , Ibrahimović received little playing time under manager Co Adriaanse, but when Adriaanse was sacked on 29 November 2001, new coach Ronald Koeman inserted Ibrahimović into the starting lineup as Ajax won the 2001–02 Eredivisie title. He is sometimes a bit arrogant and complains.  In the quarter-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue on 13 January 2015, Ibrahimović scored the only goal to win away at Saint-Étienne. 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