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Zlatan Ibrahimovic There's Only One: Farewell to the Most Special Footballer | Israel Hayom


Highlights: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will hang up his shoes at the age of 41. The Swedish striker has scored more than 1,000 goals for club and country. Ibrahimovic's greatest goal came in a friendly against Toronto in 2012. He also scored the winning goal in the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid in 2011. He has also scored in the Champions League, La Liga and the Copa del Rey. He is currently on loan at AC Milan from Paris Saint-Germain.

There were bigger footballers than him, but one like him never was and never will be • We have compiled the greatest quotes and moments of the Swedish striker who hangs up his shoes at the age of 41

Greatest moments of your career:

22.8.04 Zlatan on the map
The goal that brought Zlatan into the consciousness of football fans around the world. The Swede, who was playing for Ajax at the time, took control of a ball from 30 yards out, dribbling his way past seven defenders with full audacity, before rolling the ball into the net. This goal is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant we have seen in football history.

29.11.09 Championship goal in the Clásico Zlatan played only one season at Barcelona, largely due to his relationship with Pep Guardiola, but he was still registered for a wonderful winning goal in the Clasico
against Real Madrid on the way to another and only championship in Spain, with Barca finishing with a three-point advantage over the Blancos.

Tears in everyone's eyes.

Zlatan is immense,


— Lega Serie A (@SerieA_EN) June 4, 2023

15.11.12 tells Pantheon
Perhaps the most beautiful goal of the big man's career came from a friendly in 2012. Three Lions goalkeeper Joe Hart went for the ball from outside the area and sloppily repelled a ball, the ball bounced on the grass, and Zlatan unleashed a tremendous number from about 25 yards into the net.

16.9.18 Zlatan's 500th
career goal celebration came in a LA Galaxy uniform against Toronto. It was the 500rd minute of the game to fall behind 43-3. The Swede flew off with a tremendous karate kick, which once again showed, for the umpteenth time, what strengths this guy has.

27.12.19 The comeback to Milan after a spell in the USA Ibrahimovic returned to his beloved Milan
in December 2019. At the age of 39, he finished the season with 15 goals in 19 appearances, helping the Rossoneri finish second and reach the Champions League for the first time in seven years.

Zlatan in AC Milan uniform, photo: AFP

Zlatan's greatest quotes

"I'm number one. I really feel that way. If you feel like you're number two, that's the end. Just because I've never won the Ballon d'Or or Player of the Year doesn't mean I can't be number one."

"In the 2002 World Cup I was voted Sweden's Player of the Match three times, even though I didn't play. People love me."

"I came as king, I left as a legend." ~ Before his last game at Paris Saint-Germain.

Zlatan in a PSG uniform, photo: AFP

"I want you to keep writing stories to get me excited, because I want to see who writes the best story. When I get tired, I'll tell you where I'm going" - on the rumors about his future

"I can't do anything but laugh at how perfect I am."

"One thing is for sure: a World Cup without me is not something worth watching."

"I can play any position on the court. A good player can play anywhere on the pitch."

"Only God knows if Sweden will make it to the World Cup, and He's sitting here in front of you." ~ Before the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Portugal

Zlatan in Barcelona uniform, photo: AFP

"Only Zlatan can score three goals in a 0-2 win."

"Everyone talks about how expensive Pogba is. I'm not worried. The money United will get for selling my shirts will cover the cost of it."

"I am Napoleon. I conquered every country in Europe where I was, one after the other."

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Zlatan in an Inter Milan uniform, photo: AFP

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