Playing football might be hard for some but for those with intense passion about the game see it as an exciting and rewarding thing to do. And that could be observed through one of the top strikers in the world named Zlatan Ibrahimovic. To know more about this man and how great his passion is with regards to playing football read on this article about him.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born in Malmo, Sweden in 1981. His father is a Bosnian and his mother is a Croatian. He grew up in Sweden and eventually plays for the national team of Swedish. Zlatan received his first pair of football boots when he was five making it was so obvious that he had the potential of becoming an extraordinary football player. After having his play with the local Swedish club for almost couple of years he then transferred to the Malmo FF during teenage years and that was the beginning of pursuing the career of being a professional football player.
He is considered as one of the top strikers and also one of the most temperamental footballers all over the world. Zlatan Ibrahimovic made a name at the Inter Milan and won numbers of personal awards at the San Siro. He is a footballer that is known because of his aerial ability, strength and also fiery personality. And he was even compared to the Dutch legend named Marco Van Basten due to his styles of playing. His style is known to be languid, stylish and he is also considered as an agile and composed striker.
In the year 2009, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced that he like to look for a new challenge and so agreed terms to an incredible switch deal with the popular Samuel Eto’o seeing him as a Barcelona player as he signed a five-year deal. Having only a season at the Nou Camp, he offered numbers of score goals. However, he fell out with the coach named Pep Guardiola which made him joined the AC Milan on loan on August of 2010 wherein he won another great title, Serie A.
Though Sweden was knocked out from the group stages, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a starring role at the Euro 2012. In July 2012, he moved to the side of French PSG having a payment of €20 million. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was instantly impressed and so he won three consecutive titles including two Trophee des champions as well as Coupe de la Ligue gongs and also another Coupe de France. When he was in his career with France, he showed his spectacular bicycle kick for Sweden versus England that won the FIFA Puskas Award as Goal of the Year in 2013. Though he couldn’t help his own country to the World Cup last 2014, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made his hundredth appearance in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying game versus Austria.
In general, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has numbers of strengths as footballer that made him achieve success in his chosen field. He is considered to be agile and strong wherein he plays well along with his back to goal as well as to boasts some of the best ball control around him as well. Being a large man, he has incredible agility and power. On the other hand, he as well possesses weaknesses that sometimes affect his play and his personality as well. He would drift in and out of games. Zlatan Ibrahimovic also has questionable temperament and was criticised due to his work-rate within big matches.
So far, Zlatan Ibrahimovic considered his career high when he landed into the sixth league title across 4 different countries which are Italy, Holland, Spain and France and also the ability of winning league title in every club bar Malmo. However, missing a penalty as Sweden were being knocked out for the Euro 2004 and followed by the shootout loss to the Netherlands were considered as worst moments he ever had in his football career.
But still, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has created great name in the industry of football game and will never be forgotten by numbers of football fanatics. With his unquestionable ability to offer an excellent game, this man remains on the top for his supporters and fans. Playing football made him popular and it is a game that allowed him to show where he is good at.