Zlatan Ibrahimovic Biography

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Quick Facts Of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Celebrated Name Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Age 39 Years
Nick Name Ibrahimovic
Birth Name Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Birth Date 1981-10-03
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Place Of Birth Malmo
Ethnicity Mixed
Horoscope Libra
Religion Islam
Education Malmo Borgarskola gymnasium
Father Sefik
Mother Jurka
Siblings Aleksander Ibrahimovic (Younger Brother), Monika Ibrahimovic (Sister), Violeta Ibrahimovic (Sister), Selma Ibrahimovic (Sister), Sapko Ibrahimovic (Older Half-Brother)
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 91 Kg
Chest Size 108 cm
Arms/Biceps 39 cm
Waist Size 90 cm
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Net Worth $200 Millions
Salary $40 Million
Source of Wealth Football Career
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Helena Seger
Children Maximilian and Vincent
Current Team LA Galaxy
Position Striker

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish professional football player. He plays as a striker. He is one of the best strikers of his generation, having already scored over 540 career goals till January 2020. He has won 31 trophies in his career. He started his professional football career from Malmo FF in 1999 and has later played for big clubs such as Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, and LA Galaxy. He currently plays for AC Milan. 

He represented Sweden at different age levels before making his international debut in 2001. He retired from international football in 2016, having scored 62 international goals. 

What is Zlatan Ibrahimovic Famous For?

  • One of the prolific goalscorers in football. 

Where Was Zlatan Ibrahimovic born?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born on 3 October 1981. His birth place is in Malmo in Sweden. He holds Swedish nationality. He was born to a father, Sefik Ibrahimovic, and a mother, Jurka Gravic. His father is Muslim, whereas his mother is Catholic. He is of Bosniak and Croatian descent. He has 2 siblings and 2 half-siblings. He was raised Catholic. 

Ibrahimovic started playing football at the age of 6. He joined the youth academy of Malmo Bl in 1989. He later joined the youth system of FBK Balkan in 1991. In 1995, he joined the youth system of Malmo FF. 

He almost quit playing football at the age of 15 to work at the docks in Malmo, but his manager convinced him to continue playing. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Malmo

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What Teams have Zlatan Ibrahimovic played for?

Ibrahimovic signed his first contract with Malmo in 1996.

He started his professional football career from Malmo FF in 1999. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played for several big clubs in his professional career.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic AJax

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Ajax 

He left Malmo FF to join the Dutch club Ajax in 2001. He signed an 8.7 million Euro transfer deal with Ajax.

His individual goal against NAC Breda in August 2004, where he dribbled past 5 opposition players to score a goal was voted the Goal of the Year by Eurosport viewers. 

Ibrahimovic injured Ajax teammate Rafael van der Vaart during an international match against the Netherlands in August 2004. Vaart accused Ibrahimovic of hurting him intentionally. The incident led the club to sell Ibrahimovic. 

Eredivisie: 2001–02, 2003–04

KNVB Cup: 2001–02

Johan Cruyff Shield: 2002

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Juventus

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Juventus

He joined the Italian club Juventus for 16 million Euros in 2004. 

Serie A: 2004–05, 2005–06 (both revoked by Calciopoli)

Juventus were stripped of their last two Scudetti as part of the verdict from the Calciopoli scandal and were relegated to Serie B. He left Juventus to joined Inter Milan in 2006.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Inter Milan

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Inter Milan

He joined another Italian club Inter Milan for 24.8 million Euro in 2006.

Serie A: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09

Supercoppa Italiana: 2006, 2008

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Barcelona

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Barcelona

Following his successful campaign in Italy, he moved to Spain in 2009 to sign for Barcelona. He signed with Barcelona for 46 million Euro plus Samuel Eto'o for exchange.

La Liga: 2009–10

Supercopa de Espana: 2009, 2010

UEFA Super Cup: 2009

FIFA Club World Cup: 2009

Zlatan Ibrahimovic AC Milan

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AC Milan

He returned to Italy to join AC Milan on loan in 2010. 

Milan made Ibrahimovic's move permanent in 2011 for 24 million Euro. 

Serie A: 2010–11

Supercoppa Italiana: 2011

Zlatan Ibrahimovic PSG

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Paris Saint-Germain

Ibrahimovic moved to France to join Paris Saint-Germain for 20 million Euro in 2012. 

Ligue 1: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16

Coupe de France: 2014–15, 2015–16

Coupe de la Ligue: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16

Trophée des Champions: 2013, 2014, 2015

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United

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Manchester United

Ibrahimovic became a free agent at the end of his contract with PSG, Following his successful campaign at PSG, he moved to England to join the English club, Manchester United in 2016. 

FA Community Shield: 2016

EFL Cup: 2016–17

UEFA Europa League: 2016–17

Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA Galaxy

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LA Galaxy

Ibrahimovic moved to the United States in 2018 where he had signed to play for the MLS club LA Galaxy. 

Return to AC Milan

Following his United States campaign, Ibrahimovic returned to Italy in 2020 to join his former club AC Milan. He signed on a free transfer on a six-month contract until the end of the season.  

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic International Career

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was eligible to represent Sweden, Croatia, or Bosnia and Herzegovina. He chose to represent Sweden. 

He made his international debut in a 0-0 friendly against the Faroe Islands in January 2001. 

Since then, he has represented Sweden national team at World Cup 2002, Euro 2004, World Cup 2006, Euro 2008, Euro 2012 and Euro 2016.

Sweden failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup and 2014 World Cup.

Ibrahimovic announced in June 2016 that he would retire from international football immediately after Sweden's last match at Euro 2016. Sweden qualified for the 2018 World Cup and Ibrahimovic desired to return to international football for one last time. However, he was not called up for the World Cup. 

Ibrahimovic Individual Honors

Ballon d’Or 4th place: 2013

Ballon d’Or Nominations: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award: 2011 (8th place), 2013 (9th place), 2017 (10th place)

The Best FIFA Men's Player: 2016 (18th place), 2017 (14th place)

Golden Foot: 2012

FIFA Puskás Award: 2013 (bicycle kick goal for Sweden against England)

FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2013

FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2014, 2015, 2016

FIFA FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2017

UEFA Team of the Year: 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014

UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year (substitute; published 2015)

UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2012

UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2013–14

UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2016–17

ESM Team of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2012–13, 2013–14

L'Equipe Journalists’ Best XI Team of the Year: 2008

UEFA Euro 2004: Man of the Match: Italy vs Sweden

UEFA Euro 2008: Man of the Match: Greece vs Sweden

UEFA Euro 2012: Man of the Match: Sweden vs France

UEFA Euro 2004: Goal of the Tournament: Italy vs Sweden

UEFA Euro 2012: Goal of the Tournament: Sweden vs France

UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2012–13

Pegasus Award: 2004

Malmo Walk of Fame: 2012

Medal of the City of Malmö: 2015

Guldbollen: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Jerringpriset: 2007

Fotbollskanalens hederspris: 2008

International Swede of the Year Award: 2013

Eliason Merit Award: 2018

Swedish Newcomer of the Year: 2001

Swedish Football Personality of the Year: 2002

Swedish Forward of the Year: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Swedish Male Athlete of the Year: 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015

Swedish Goal of the Year: 2012, 2013

Eurosport Goal of the Year: 2004

Club van 100

Juventus Player of the Year: 2004–2005

Serie A Player of the Month: September 2007, December 2008, January 2012

Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year: 2004–05, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12

Serie A Footballer of the Year: 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11

Serie A Most Loved Player: 2005

Serie A Team of the Year: 2010–11, 2011–12

Serie A Goal of the Year: 2008

Capocannoniere: 2008–09, 2011–12

Supercoppa Italiana: Man of the match: 2011

A.C. Milan Hall of Fame

Sportschau Goal of the Month Award: November 2012

Sportschau Goal of the Year Award: 2012

GQ Men of the Year: 2013

SportAccord 'Play for Change' Award: 2015

Ligue 1 Player of the Month: September 2012, January 2014, February 2014, March 2014, November 2015

UNFP Just Fontaine Trophy Ligue 1 Best Forward of the Season: 2012–13

Ligue 1 Best Foreign Player: 2012, 2013, 2014

Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16

Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16

Ligue 1 Top scorer: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16

Ligue 1 Goal of the Year: 2014

Etoile d'Or France Football: 2014, 2016

Trophée des Champions Man of the Match: 2014

Coupe de la Ligue Man of the Match: 2014–15

Coupe de la Ligue Top scorer: 2014–15

Coupe de France Top scorer: 2014–15, 2015–16

Paris Saint-Germain Player of the Month: August 2012, September 2012, November 2013, January 2014, February 2015, November 2015, December 2015, January 2016, February 2016

Paris Saint-Germain Hall of Fame

Medal of the City of Paris: 2016

Eurosport European Player of the Month: August 2016

Premier League Player of the Month: December 2016

PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month: December 2016

Manchester United Player of the Month: December 2016, February 2017

Alan Hardaker Trophy: 2017

EFL Cup Top scorer: 2016–17

MLS All-Star: 2018, 2019

MLS Best XI: 2018, 2019

MLS Newcomer of the Year Award: 2018

MLS Goal of the Year Award: 2018

Best MLS Player ESPY Award: 2019

LA Galaxy Player of the Year: 2018, 2019

LA Galaxy Golden Boot: 2018, 2019

LA Galaxy Goal of the Year: 2018, 2019

Records set by Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Overall

The only player to have scored at least a goal in De Klassieker in the Netherlands, Derby della Madonnina and Derby d'Italia in Italy, El Clasico and Derbi barceloni in Spain, Le Classique in France, Manchester Derby and North-West Derby in England, El Tráfico and California Clasico in the United States.

The only player to play in the UEFA Champions League with seven teams: Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.

The third player to score in European competitions with seven teams, after Adrian Mutu and John Carew.

The only player to score in the UEFA Champions League with six teams: Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.

The only player to have won 11 championships in four leagues: Eredivisie, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1.

The only player to score on his Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and UEFA Champions League debut.

The only foreign player to have won Capocannoniere with two teams, in addition to two teams from the same city: Internazionale (2008–09) and Milan (2011–12).

One of the two players, along with Cristiano Ronaldo, to have scored a goal in every minute of a football match during their careers.

One of three players, with Ronaldinho and Neymar, to have scored at least one goal in the El Clasico in Spain and Le Classique in France in the 21st century.

One of three players, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, to have reached double figures for league goals in Europe’s top five leagues in each of his last 11 seasons.

Barcelona

The only player to score in his first five league matches.

Paris Saint-Germain

Second top goalscorer in official competitions (October 2015 – January 2018)

Only Paris Saint-Germain player to be top goalscorer in three Ligue 1 seasons (2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16)

Most Ligue 1 goals in a season: 38 in 2015–16 season

Fastest Ligue 1 hat-trick: 9 minutes (vs. Troyes, 13 March 2016)

Longest goalscoring run in Ligue 1: 9 matches in 2015–16 season (shared with Vahid Halilhodzic)

Most goals scored in a single season: 50 in 2015–16 season

Manchester United

The second player (after Ian Storey-Moore in 1971–72 season) to score in his first three league matches

The second player (after Javier Hernández in 2010–11 season) to score in the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, European competition and Community Shield in a single season (2016–17 season)

The fourth player to reach 15 goals in the fewest matches (23 matches, behind only Ruud van Nistelrooy (19 matches), Dwight Yorke (20 matches) and Robin van Persie (21 matches))

Premier League

Scored the 25,000th goal in Premier League history[461]

The third player to score 14 goals in his first 20 Premier League games (shared with Alan Shearer and Sergio Aguero)

The oldest player to reach 15 goals in a single season (2016–17 season at 35 years and 125 days)

LA Galaxy

Most MLS regular-season goals in a season: 30 in 2019 season

Sweden

All-time top goalscorer for Sweden: 62 goals

Most Guldbollen: 11

Most consecutive Guldbollen: 10 (2007–2016)

Sweden's top goalscorer in UEFA European Championship: 6 goals

Sweden's only player to score in three consecutive UEFA European Championship tournaments: 2004, 2008, 2012

What is Zlatan Ibrahimovic Net Worth?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic earns from his professional football career. His income comes from contracts, salary, bonuses, and endorsements. He is one of the prolific strikers in world football. Thus, he makes quite a handsome earning. His name "Zlatan" was trademarked in May 2003. He has an endorsement deal with Nike. Overall, his net worth is estimated at $190 million.

How tall is Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stands very tall. He has a height of 1.95 m i.e. 6 feet and 5 inches tall. He has an athletic body build. He has dark brown eyes and black hair. He usually keeps his hair long. He has several tattoos on his body. His surname is tattooed in Arabic on the back of his right arm. The names of his sons Vincent and Maximilian are tattooed in his right arm. He has several Buddhist tattoos on his body. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Family

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Who is Zlatan Ibrahimovic Married to?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a married man. He is married to Helena Seger. The couple has 2 sons together, Maximilian, and Vincent. 

He has over 40.7 million followers on his [email protected] 

Did You Know?

  • His father was a Muslim Bosniak while his mother a Croatian Catholic.
  • He grew up idolizing Brazilian forward Ronaldo and Italian forward Gabriel Batistuta.
  • FourFourTwo magazine named him the third-greatest player never to win the UEFA Champions League title.
  • Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter ranked him the second-greatest Swedish sportsperson ever in 2014 after tennis player Bjorn Borg.
  • He is known for his brash persona and outspoken comments.
  • He refers to himself in the third person.
  • His statue in his hometown, Malmo, was unveiled in October 2019.
  • Malmo fans have vandalized Ibrahimovic statue in Malmo on numerous occasions after Ibrahimovic bought 23.5 percent of the shares in Hammarby, a Swedish top-flight club, Malmo's rival club.
  • He has stated that the boxer Muhammad Ali is one of his role models.
  • He has been featured in EA SPorts' FIFA video game series.
  • Independent Swedish film production company Auto Images produced a sports documentary, Becoming Zlatan in 2016.
  • He does not drink alcohol.
  • He has an honorary black belt in taekwondo.
  • He speaks Swedish, Bosnian, English, Spanish, and Italian fluently.