Zlatan Ibrahimović - Swedish Men, Timeline and Facts

Home  ›  Swedish  ›  Zlatan IbrahimovićOctober 3, 1981112 views

0.0 based on 0 rates

Zlatan Ibrahimović's Personal Details

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish footballer and one of the finest forwards of the game

InformationDetail
BirthdayOctober 3, 1981
NationalitySwedish
FamousSwedish Men, Sportspersons, Football Players
Known asIbramagic
Birth PlaceMalmö, Sweden
Height195cm
GenderMale
FatherŠefik Ibrahimović
MotherJurka Gravić
Net Worth$160 million
Sun SignLibra
Born inMalmö, Sweden
Famous asFootball Player

// Famous Swedish Men

Zlatan Ibrahimović's photo

Who is Zlatan Ibrahimović?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an ace Swedish footballer who plays for the English club Manchester United. He served the Swedish football team as a captain from 2010 until he retired from international football in 2016. Known as one of the most prolific strikers, Ibrahimovic is well*known for his strength, precision and stamina. Having won 33 trophies in his football career, he has become the second most decorated active footballer of present times. Beginning his career in late 90’s, through his sheer ability and skills, he became a crucial member of the Swedish national football team. He is one of the ten players to have made more than 100 appearances for the national football team of Sweden.Hhe is the all time leading international goal scorer for Sweden. He represented his home country in the 2002 and 2006 world cups along with several UEFA European championships. He has been awarded Sweden’s highest honour for a football player, the Golden Ball award, for a record 11 times. In December 2013, The Guardian named him as one of the top three footballers of this era, behind legends, such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In December 2014, he was namedas the second greatest Swedish sportsperson of all time by a leading Swedish newspaper, Dagens Nyheter; the first being legendary tennis player, Bjorn Borg.

// Famous Football Players

Childhood & Early Life

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born on 3rd October 1981 in Malmo, Sweden to Muslim Bosnian immigrant parents, Sefik Ibrahimovic and Jurka Gravic. The family lived in very humble condition and lacked basic necessities. To make matters worse, his parents divorced while Zlatan was just 2 years old. However, the family somehow managed to earn enough to provide a decent upbringing to Zlatan while he was growing up.

Zlatan started playing football at the age of 6 when he was gifted a pair of football boots on his birthday. That was around the late 80’s, and as Zlatan grew up, he kept shaping himself up mentally and physically with the dream to play for his national team someday. In school, he was a bully and got involved into thefts, which he later accepted himself and said that he was obsessed with bicycles and would steal them whenever he got the chance.

Zlatan started playing for Malmo BI and FBK Balkan as a kid. In his teenage, he started playing for a local club Malmo FF. However, good he was at the sport, he wasn’t earning enough to survive and decided to quit the game when he was 15, to work at the docks to earn bread and butter for himself. His manager encouraged him to go further and the rest is history.

International Career

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s skills soon made him a rising domestic level player and earned him the chance to represent Sweden, Bosnia, Croatia or Herzegovina internationally, but he decided to go with Sweden. In 2001, he made his debut as an international player in a friendly match against Faroe Islands, which ended in a draw. Later that year, he scored his first international goal against Azerbaijan in a world cup qualifier match helping his team to a 3-0 victory.

Ibrahimovic was a part of national Swedish team in the 2002 world cup, where the team was eliminated in early stages. Ibrahimovic became a national football hero when he scored three goals for Sweden in UEFA European League 2004 Qualifier.

During the 2006 World Cup Qualifying campaign, he scored 4 goals to ensure a victory for his team against Malta with a 7-0 final score. However, the world cup wasn’t a memorable experience for the national team as Germany thrased Sweden out of the tournament in the round of 16.

In 2006, Ibrahimovic signed with club Internazionale, where his aggressive game got him prestigious awards such as ‘Italian Oscar del Carcio’ and the ‘Swedish Guldbollen’. His team was named as UEFA team of the year in 2007 and 2009. In the 2010 World cup qualifier, he played a major role in Sweden winning a crucial match against Malta and scored one goal. He continued the performance against Hungary and secured his team a 2-1 win.

In the Euro 2012 Qualifier, Ibrahimovic was named the captain of his national team and despite a fabulous performance, his team was knocked out in the group stage itself. The goal he scored with a volley in a match against France was called as the ‘goal of the tournament’ and he earned a spot in the ‘Team of the Tournament’.

In the 2014 world cup qualifier tournament, Ibrahimovic led his team and ended the tournament with eight goals. His team didn’t make it to the World Cup. In a friendly match against Estonia in 2014, Ibrahimovic scored his 50th international goal. In Sweden’s last match at the 2014 Euro qualifying tournament, Ibrahimovic announced his retirement from the international games.

Club Career

In July 2001, Ibrahimovic joined Ajax and with this began his major league career. In his first Champions League for Ajax in 2002, he scored five goals in total and later in 2004 he got the ‘Goal of the Tournament’ honour. The 2004 Champions League turned out to be his final season for Ajax due to a controversy. Thereafter, he joined Juventus.

Ibrahimovic was unable to continue his form and his performance declined while playing for Juventus which eventually forced him to move to Internazionale. The deal turned out to be fruitful for Ibrahimovic and in 2008-2009 serie A season, he emerged as the leading goal-scorer with 25 individual goals.

He was eventually signed by Barcelona and in the 2009 Championship League, he finished with 11 goals and 8 assists in the first 15 league matches for Barcelona. He then moved over to play for Milan and made his debut against Cesena in September 2010 in the Championship League, which he eventually finished with 13 goals and 8 assists.

He continued switching through clubs and finally ended up with Manchester United in July 2016. In his Premier League debut match he scored a total of 20 goals in the tournament. Ibrahimovic won his very first major title in form of Europa League 2016 and was named in the ‘Squad of the Season.’

Personal Life

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in a long-term relationship with Helena Seger, with whom he has two sons. He currently lives in Manchester and has a mansion in Malmo, his hometown where he goes for holidays.

A documentary film titled ‘Becoming Zlatan’ documents his life and gives a glimpse of his troubled past. The film got released in several international film festivals.

In a league match in 2015, Ibrahimovic removed his shirt to reveal a tattoo with names of 50 people who died from hunger, in order to spread awareness about famine.

Other than his game, Ibrahimovic is known for his hatred towards media and is constantly in news due to his erratic behaviour. He has also been booked a few times for being violent on field.

// Famous Sportspersons

Zlatan Ibrahimović awards

YearNameAward

Other

International Swede of the Year

Zlatan Ibrahimović biography timelines

  • // 3rd Oct 1981
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born on 3rd October 1981 in Malmo, Sweden to Muslim Bosnian immigrant parents, Sefik Ibrahimovic and Jurka Gravic. The family lived in very humble condition and lacked basic necessities. To make matters worse, his parents divorced while Zlatan was just 2 years old. However, the family somehow managed to earn enough to provide a decent upbringing to Zlatan while he was growing up.
  • // 2001
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s skills soon made him a rising domestic level player and earned him the chance to represent Sweden, Bosnia, Croatia or Herzegovina internationally, but he decided to go with Sweden. In 2001, he made his debut as an international player in a friendly match against Faroe Islands, which ended in a draw. Later that year, he scored his first international goal against Azerbaijan in a world cup qualifier match helping his team to a 3-0 victory.
  • // 2002 To 2004
    Ibrahimovic was a part of national Swedish team in the 2002 world cup, where the team was eliminated in early stages. Ibrahimovic became a national football hero when he scored three goals for Sweden in UEFA European League 2004 Qualifier.
  • // 2006
    During the 2006 World Cup Qualifying campaign, he scored 4 goals to ensure a victory for his team against Malta with a 7-0 final score. However, the world cup wasn’t a memorable experience for the national team as Germany thrased Sweden out of the tournament in the round of 16.
  • // 2008 To 2009
    Ibrahimovic was unable to continue his form and his performance declined while playing for Juventus which eventually forced him to move to Internazionale. The deal turned out to be fruitful for Ibrahimovic and in 2008-2009 serie A season, he emerged as the leading goal-scorer with 25 individual goals.
  • // 2009 To Sep 2010
    He was eventually signed by Barcelona and in the 2009 Championship League, he finished with 11 goals and 8 assists in the first 15 league matches for Barcelona. He then moved over to play for Milan and made his debut against Cesena in September 2010 in the Championship League, which he eventually finished with 13 goals and 8 assists.
  • // 2012
    In the Euro 2012 Qualifier, Ibrahimovic was named the captain of his national team and despite a fabulous performance, his team was knocked out in the group stage itself. The goal he scored with a volley in a match against France was called as the ‘goal of the tournament’ and he earned a spot in the ‘Team of the Tournament’.
  • // 2015
    In a league match in 2015, Ibrahimovic removed his shirt to reveal a tattoo with names of 50 people who died from hunger, in order to spread awareness about famine.
  • // Jul 2016
    He continued switching through clubs and finally ended up with Manchester United in July 2016. In his Premier League debut match he scored a total of 20 goals in the tournament. Ibrahimovic won his very first major title in form of Europa League 2016 and was named in the ‘Squad of the Season.’

// Libra Celebrities

Zlatan Ibrahimović's FAQ

  • What is Zlatan Ibrahimović birthday?

    Zlatan Ibrahimović was born at 1981-10-03

  • Where is Zlatan Ibrahimović's birth place?

    Zlatan Ibrahimović was born in Malmö, Sweden

  • What is Zlatan Ibrahimović nationalities?

    Zlatan Ibrahimović's nationalities is Swedish

  • How tall is Zlatan Ibrahimović?

    Zlatan Ibrahimović's height is 195

  • Who is Zlatan Ibrahimović's father?

    Zlatan Ibrahimović's father is Šefik Ibrahimović

  • Who is Zlatan Ibrahimović's mother?

    Zlatan Ibrahimović's mother is Jurka Gravić

  • What is Zlatan Ibrahimović's sun sign?

    Zlatan Ibrahimović is Libra

  • How famous is Zlatan Ibrahimović?

    Zlatan Ibrahimović is famouse as Football Player