Full name: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan was born on the 3 of october 1981 in Malmö Sweden
2nd nationality: Bosnian
EU passport: Yes
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 84-86 kg
Club: Inter in Milano
Contract expires: June 2010
Previous clubs: Malmo > (€7.8m) Ajax > (€16.9m) Juventus > (€24.8m)
World cups played: Korea/Japan 2002, Germany 2006
This legendary football player was born 1981 in Malmö, Sweden. He started playing football at a early age. He grew up in a part of Malmö called Rosengård. Rosengård is one of the thoughest areas in Malmö. But Zlatan managed to stay away from all the violence and focus on football. In his teens he was transfered to Malmö FF (MFF). Here he started out in a bad way, he wasn't very liked and his cocky attitude made him even more unpopular amongst the other players. But he was liked by the audience and viewers aswell as the people in Malmö.
It was also in MFF he started his carrier as a professional football player.
During the 1999-2000 season he was picked by coach Roland Andersson to play for the division one team. Here his extreme technique aswell as his goalscoring ability made him out as a boy genius.
MFF had numerous offers on one of their top players Zlatan.
But it was in July of 2001 that he became a pro in Ajax. He was sold for astonishing 82.5 million Swedish Kroner (By todays measure a dollar is worth 7.3 Swedish kronors and for 9.3 swedish kroners you will get 1 Euro).
It was also in Ajax that he made the goal that noone will forget, it's te goal against Lyon and Celta Vigo in Champions League.
In Ajax Zlatan Ibrahimovic played with the number 9 on his shirt. This number was worn before by such football players as
Nwankwo Kanu, Patrick Kluivert and the legendary Marco van Basten.
It was also under 2001 that Zlatan made his debut in he Swedish National Team. And he has been apart of Swedish National Football team since then.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves Ajax
In 2004 Zlatan was offered to leave Ajax for the grandiose team Juventus FC. Zlatan was one of the forces that helped Juventus FC win the italian championship 2004-2005 aswell as 2005-2006. During his first season he made an astonishing 16 goals.
During 2006 Juventus FC was judged for beeing apart of a bribescandal, and Zlatan amongst other people changed footballclubs.
Zlatan goes to Inter
After the bribescandal Zlatan decided to goto Inter. He was bought for almonst 25 millions Euro.
In Inter Zlatan got the number 8.
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