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Name Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Spelling Zlatan Ibrahimović
Gender Male
Ethnic Swedish
Job Swedish Footballer

Affiliation

Org Swedish National Team
Club as Player La Galaxy
  Paris Saint-Germain
  Inter Milan
  Manchester United
  Barcelona FC

Relationship

Agent Mino Raiola

2016 03 19 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic after leading the club to its fourth consecutive Ligue 1 title in record-setting fashion] For the moment, I will not be at PSG next season. I still have a month and a half left here. If they replace the Eiffel Tower with a statue of me [I would stay]

2016 04 09 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic when asked if he would like to follow on from Cristiano Ronaldo by having a film made about him and, subsequently, who he would like to see play him on screen] Anything is possible, we will have to see. [But] Nobody can play Zlatan

2016 07 18 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic has responded to Eric Cantona’s claim that he cannot be the king of Manchester] I admire Cantona. And I heard what he said. But I won’t be King of Manchester. I will be God of Manchester

2016 08 13 Retrieve

[Manchester United new boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic warns not to confuse his confidence for arrogance] People have the image of me that I’m a bad boy; I’m this and I’m that. People are curious: ‘How is this Zlatan?’ I’m a family guy. I’m taking care of my family, but when I come on the pitch I’m a lion. That’s the big difference. I don’t believe I’m arrogant in the way that people think. I’m confident. I believe in myself. That’s not being arrogant. That’s something I believe is an individual strength in the human being. I have confidence and I believe in myself. I have a vision and I do everything. I work hard for it. I don’t believe that’s arrogant

2016 09 17 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic says exciting prospect Marcus Rashford’s time will come] First of all, he’s 18, he’s still young. He has a lot of time. I think the way you have to approach a player like that, where everyone is talking about the talent and what he’s able to do and what kind of potential he has, is to remember he still has a lot of time. It’s not like he needs to take over the world today, the club knows that, the coach knows that and the team knows that. We know his quality and what he’s able to do. What the world is seeing now, we already know because we see it every day. There is no need to rush to push him and put him in the heat zone and put a lot of pressure on him because that can have the opposite effect. Time by time, he will take over everything. It’s about having patience. I’ll help him every day, him and all the others, in any way I can. I’m happy it gives an effect but, even if I was not here, they would still do good

2016 11 12 Retrieve

[Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts when told by a reporter that he scored the 25,000 goal in Premier League history, after United’s 3-1 win at Swansea City] I thought only I scored 25,000?

2017 01 14 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks about his strong start to the Premier League season] I have no individual targets because that I did already, after three months in England. After I conquered England – it took three months!

2017 02 18 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic compares himself with the fictional archaeologist] Every trophy for me is incredible, everywhere I came I won so if I can win something here, I will be super happy. People that know me know that I play in many clubs and I try to do my best. Wherever I went, I won - so I am like Indiana Jones

2017 04 08 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic tells why he does not consider himself one of the best goalscorers in the English Premier League] For me, I like a striker that makes the difference. Romero Lukaku is strong, he’s more the physical player that scores a lot of goals. Sergio Aguero, he’s good. Lions, they don’t compare themselves with humans

2017 04 15 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks after scoring in his side’s 3-0 win over Sunderland] I feel like Benjamin Button. I was born old and I will die young

2017 04 29 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic posts about his knee injury on Instagram] I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger. So far, I played with one leg so it shouldn’t be any problem. One thing is for sure, I decide when it’s time to stop and nothing else. Giving up is not an option. See you soon

2017 08 26 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks after re-signing with Manchester United] I come back to finish what I started. There were a couple of teams reaching out who wanted to have Ibra-cadabra in their team … but I had such a great year with United. We had a great season, we won three trophies, fantastic guys, a great club, a coach that I know from before and my family was happy. It’s not always about the sporting thing you chose when you sign for a club

2017 09 16 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives an update on his knee injury] The knee is almost there. I want everybody to have patience, and when I come back, the world will know

2018 03 10 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves the door open for a possible return to the Swedish national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia] We’ll see, it’s a tough question. I want to feel that I can perform and give back. I don’t want to come just because I’m somebody. The door isn’t closed for anything. I miss the national team. When you’ve played in the national team for 20 years and then you’re not in it anymore, and you see the others playing in the national team, it’s tough. It’s tough in general, when you think that I’m injured and not playing. I want to play, with the club team, with the national team, it’s the same thing. They [the Swedish national team] have done a good job. I don’t think anyone needs to call. If I want to, I’m there, that’s how it is. But one thing at a time. When I can do what I want to, I’ll have other thoughts

2018 03 24 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic talks about his move from Manchester United to the Los Angeles Galaxy] Coming to play in the United States, it is only fitting for me to join the most successful team in Major League Soccer, the LA Galaxy

2018 03 31 Retrieve

[Newly-signed Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his official presentation press conference] I feel young. I feel like Benjamin Button. I was born old, and I will die young

2018 04 21 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Jimmy Kimmel Live] I’m going to the World Cup, yes. I just said I’m going to the World Cup. If I say more, people will hang me so I have to be careful what I say now. A World Cup without me wouldn’t be a World Cup

2018 08 02 Tweet

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic posts an inspirational message on about his recovery from injury] They said it was over. I said NO

2018 09 22 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic after scoring the 500th goal of his career] I am happy for Toronto FC because they will be remembered as my 500th victim

2018 11 24 Retrieve

My wife does not allow me to have pictures of myself. She says, ‘There is already enough talk of you and I don’t want to see you on the walls - it is enough that I see you in real life’. But there is one of my feet on the wall. That is what has given us what we have, it is a reminder for the family, not for me, of what we have. That is what has created the whole situation, the whole buzz around me - the two feet. Even if it is ugly toes, we don’t care - we put it on the wall just as a reminder, we have food to eat thanks to those feet, so you should kiss those feet every day - no, I’m joking. Every footballer’s toes and feet around the world are ugly - there is no beautiful out there

2019 04 06 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he fell just short of a promise he made with his son] It was really close [to a hat-trick]. I should have scored. I promised my son three goals, and because of a bad pass, I didn’t give three goals to my son

2019 07 27 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic analyses his memorable performance in LA Galaxy’s 3-2 win over cross-town rivals LAFC, which included a hat-trick and a clash with an LAFC player] When you’re the best, you’re hunted

2019 08 26 Tweet

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after the latest instalment of ‘El Trafico’, which saw LA Galaxy and LAFC draw 3-3] My city! My game! My rules!

2019 09 21 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic shares his secret to goal-scoring success] I have to keep going and help my team in the best way, and I think the best way is to score goals and make it easy for everybody. To score goals is easy – you just have to be like Zlatan

2019 10 16 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic when asked about playing in Minnesota] When it snows, I’m a viking. When it’s warm, I’m a lion

2019 10 20 Retrieve

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Jose Mourinho] We still stay in touch, Jose Mourinho had an incredible impact on my career. He is still the Special One - a winner. I hope he returns to a bench soon and I am certain he will win straight away

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Pep Guardiola] We never had a confrontation, only because of him. When we faced each other, he hid. He waited for me to pass and then get out of the locker room. As a coach he is a phenomenon, but as a man …

2019 11 13 Tweet

[Zlatan Ibrahimovic says goodbye to Los Angeles after spending two seasons with the LA Galaxy] I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you @lagalaxy for making me feel alive again. To the Galaxy fans - you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome. The story continues … Now go back to watch baseball