Profile Football Stars | Zlatan Ibrahimovic | Ibrahimovic gained fame in Serie A, benefiting from his strike partnership with David Trezeguet. Ibrahimovic signed his first contract with Malmö in 1996, and moved up to the senior side for the 1999 season of Allsvenskan, Sweden's top-flight league. That season, Malmö finished 13th in the league and were relegated to the second division, but returned to the top flight the next season. On 22 March 2001, a deal Between Ajax and Malmö regarding Ibrahimovic's transfer Announced to Amsterdam was, and in July, Ibrahimović Officially joined Ajax for 80 million Swedish kronor. The next season, Ibrahimovic scored twice in a 2-1 victory over French champions Lyon in his Champions League debut on 17 September 2002. He scored four Champions League goals overall as Ajax fell to Milan in the quarter-finals. In his final season with Ajax, Ibrahimovic's profile rose when he scored a breathtaking goal against NAC on 22 August 2004, a goal That was eventually voted the "Goal of the Year" by Eurosport viewers.
Ibrahimovic moved from Ajax to Juventus for € 16 million. He was promptly inserted into the starting eleven due in part to top scorer David Trezeguet's injury problems, and scored sixteen goals. On 14 November 2005, he was awarded the Guldbollen, a prize awarded to the best Swedish footballer of the year. Ibrahimovic moved from Ajax to Juventus for € 16 million. He was promptly inserted into the starting eleven due in part to top scorer David Trezeguet's injury problems, and scored sixteen goals.
After Maxwell completed his transfer to FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta confirmed That there was an agreement in principle Between Barcelona and Internazionale for Ibrahimovic to join the club in exchange for Samuel Eto'o, plus a fee. Ibrahimovic left Internazionale United States during Their summer tour in the World Football Challenge on 23 July 2009 for Negotiations with Barcelona, with his last match for Chelsea against Internazionale being. After Internazionale Agreed terms with Eto'o and Barcelona with Ibrahimovic, Barcelona Announced Ibrahimović would arrive on 26 July 2009 and undergo a medical test on 27th July 2009. Ibrahimovic finished the season with a sixth-best 16 league goals as Barcelona broke the world record of most points in a season in a 20 team league with 99 points in 38 matches .
On 28 August 2010, Milan Announced on Their official website That They had acquired the services of Ibrahimovic for the 2010-11 season. He was loaned out to Milan for the 2010-11 season, with Milan having the option to purchase him outright from Barcelona for € 24 million at the end of the season. On 14 November, Ibrahimovic scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory against his former club Internazionale in the Milan Derby. Ibrahimovic continued his impressive form in december, and scored a goal in each of five Serie A games. On 15 February, edition of 2011-12 UEFA Champions League, Zlatan all set up Robinho's two goals and also scored a spot kick by Thus Spake helped Milan win 4-0 over Arsenal.
On 7 October 2001, he made first competitive match in a 2002 World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan, scoring a goal in a 3-0 win. Ibrahimovic scored a goal in a 4-0 win against Malta on 10 June 2009 in a 2010 World Cup qualifier. On 5 September 2009, he scored a last second field goal in Puskas Ferenc Stadium against Hungary in a 2-1 win for Sweden in their qualification match. Ahead of the Euro 2012 Qualifications, Ibrahimovic was named team captain on his return to the national team.
Full name Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Date of birth 3 October 1981 (age 30)
Place of birth Malmo, Sweden
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Current club Milan
1999-2001 Malmö FF 40 (16)
Ajax 2001-2004 74 (35)
2004-2006 Juventus 70 (23)
2006-2009 Internazionale 88 (57)
2009-2011 Barcelona 29 (16)
2010-2011 Milan (loan) 29 (14)
2011-Milan 21 (19)
2001 Sweden U21 7 (6)
2001-Sweden 75 (29)
Eredivisie (2): 2001-02, 2003-04
KNVB Cup (1): 2001-02
Johan Cruijff Shield (1): 2002
Serie A (2): 2004-05, 2005-06
(both revoked due to the Calciopoli scandal)
Serie A (3): 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09
Supercoppa Italiana (2): 2006, 2008
La Liga (1): 2009-10
Supercopa de España (2): 2009, 2010
UEFA Super Cup (1): 2009
FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2009
Serie A (1): 2010-11
Supercoppa Italiana (1): 2011
Serie A top scorer (1): 2009
Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year (4): 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011
Serie A Footballer of the Year (3): 2008, 2009, 2011
Guldbollen (6): 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
UEFA Team of the Year (2): 2007, 2009
Swedish Male Athlete of the Year (2): 2007, 2010
Jerringpriset (1): 2007