Zlatan Ibrahimovic (born 1981)
He is one of the best strikers in Europe. In fact, Zlatan was very close to deciding the fate of the Golden Ball in his personal confrontation with Ronaldo in his favor. And who now remembers the criticism that came down on the Flying Swede when he performed in Barca? Where are those who said that Ibrahimovic went to Paris just because of the money? Incredible goal through himself in a match with England silenced the critics. They are silent! And Zlatan, as before, continues to score great balls and lead his club to triumph.
Little Ibro was eight years old, he sadly watched from the bench for a substitute at how his team was losing 0-4. In such a situation, the coach of the children’s team gave the boy a chance to prove himself. The final score is: 8-4. Zlatan scored all the goals of his team and brought her victory. So began his journey to the top of European football …
Ibrahimovic began his professional career in 1999 in the modest Swedish club Malmo. After two years, for 7.8 million euros, he goes to Amsterdam Ajax. And in his very first season, brings Ajax championship. In 2004, success was repeated. Then, on August 22 in a match with Breda, Ibrahimovic scored his first goal, recognized as the goal of the year. He mockingly beat the half-team of his opponent and rolled the ball into the goal.
35 goals in the composition of Ajax, two championship, Cup and Super Cup of the Netherlands. Made a deal – play boldly … in Italy. For 19 million euros on August 31, 2004, Ibrahimovic is acquired by Juventus.
2 years in Juventus equals two champions (canceled due to corruption scandal). Zlatan’s goals were not just beautiful, but golden. It happened two rounds before the finish of the championship in a victorious match with Parma, when Ibra’s goal brought his club victory in Serie A.
On May 18, 2008, the story will repeat itself. Final round of the championship of Italy, 2 goals of the Swede bring his team a champion title.
But the champion was not Juventus, but Inter. On August 10, 2006, Inter bought Ibrahimovic for 24.8 million euros. And did not lose! Three years in Inter = three championships, two Italian Super Cups, 57 goals, the title of Italy’s top scorer of the 2008/2009 season and a wonder goal against Bologna.
At the end of the season, for 46 million and Eto’o to boot, Inter sold Ibrahimovic to Barcelona. For the year held in Barcelona, Ibra won two Spanish Super Cups, the UEFA Super Cup, the club world championship, and, of course, the national championship.
In the summer of 2010, the “Trophy Man” returns to Italy to become the top scorer of the championship and to bring Milan the first in seven years Scudetto and the Super Bowl of Italy.
In the summer of 2012, PSG bought Zlatan Ibrahimovic for 21 million euros, Esequiel Lavessi for 26 million euros, for 42 million Tiago Silva was acquired. The year before, for 42 million bought Javier Pastore. But it was Ibra who became the team leader and led PSG Carlo Ancelotti to the first championship since 1994.
This season, Zlatan has 22 goals and 9 assists in the French Championship. After 26 rounds, PSG is ahead of Monaco for 5 points, and Ibrahimovic is 9 goals ahead of Edison Cavani in a sniper dispute and, together with James Rodriguez, is the best assistant of the championship.
Replacing six clubs in 11 years, Ibra won the championship with each of them. He holds world records: 170 million euros in total spent the clubs to acquire it, he was the first player in history to score in the UEFA Champions League for six different teams. Zlatan can do with good teams of champions. Next in line are PSG Laurent Blanc …