Zlatan Ibrahimović Biography: Age, Height, Family, Facts, Achievements & Net Worth

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish footballer who plays as a striker for the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer. He has served the Swedish football team as a caption from 2010 until he retired from international football team in 2016. He is known for his prolific strikes, strength, precision, and stamina. In his football career, he had won 33 trophies, and is also the second-most decorated active footballer of present times. He has been awarded Sweden’s highest honor The Golden Ball eleven times and has been named as one of the top three footballers of his era, behind legends such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2014, he was named as the second greatest Swedish sportsperson of all time by a leading Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. There is no doubt that Zlatan is the only player who never fails to entertain, on the football ground as a goal-scoring machine, while off the ground as a controversial person.

Zlatan featured in 107 games for his National side, scoring 61 times, while also notching up 16 assists in his time.

Zlatan Ibrahimović Early Life

Zlatan Ibrahimović Childhood

Zlatan was born on 3rd October 1981 in Malmo, Sweden to Sefik Ibrahimović (father) and Jurka Gravic (mother). His parents had a very unstable relationship as the couple had huge differences between them due which, by the time Zlatan turned two-years-old, his parents separated. The divorce impacted Zlatan’s psychology in a bad way. According to Swedish divorce laws, Zlatan’s mother was given his custody.  Zlatan showed emaciation syndrome after his parents’ divorce. He experienced extreme weight loss with unnatural thinness due to loss of subcutaneous fat muscle from his body. Broken home negative effects made Zlatan Ibrahimović develop a stubborn attitude and a dogged determination not to change bad behaviour. The recovery occurred when he was allowed to meet his father, whom he loved more than his mum. Zlatan’s father managed to buy Zlatan a bed from Ikea but couldn’t deliver as he didn’t have enough money to pay the delivery charges. 

Zlatan grew up as a petty thief, and he used to steal bikes and sweets from the shops to earn some money and fill his stomach. At the age of six, he started playing football on an old gravel ground outside his mother’s house, where he and his friends used to do outrageous tricks and flicks, spins and shots on the gravel ground. He played with his local team FBK BALKAN. As he turned 10, he was introduced as a second-half substitute in a match his team was badly trailing in. The score was 5-0 at the time of his introduction, and Zlatan netted eight back-to-back goals for his team to win the match by 8-5. At the age of 18, he realised that football can offer him a future and he took it up whole-heartedly.

Zlatan Ibrahimović Personal Life

Zlatan Ibrahimović Personal Life

Zlatan has been in a long-term relationship with Heelna Segaer, with whom he has two sons. There is a film made on Zlatan, named ‘Becoming Zlatan’ that talks about the early life of this legendary player. Zlatan had tattooed names of 50 people who died from hunger famine, which he displayed in a league match in 2015.

Zlatan Ibrahimović Professional Life
Zlatan, in 1996, signed his first contract with Malmo FF, and in no time he was promoted to the senior side for the 1999 season of Allsvenskan, Sweden’s top-flight league. After spending two successful seasons, Zlatan joined Ajax for 80 million Swedish Kronor in 2001.  Playing for Ajax in the Champions League for the first time in 2002, he contributed five goals, while in 2004, he had his goal be awarded the Goal of the tournament honour. However, all wasn’t bright for the Swede as due to a controversy, he couldn’t appear in the 2004 Champions League, after which he joined Juventus, but his performance kept on declining, and he was forced to move to Internazionale.  He played well in the 2008-09 season for Internazionale and emerged as their leading goal-scorer with 25 goals. He then, signed Barcelona in 2009, also featuring in the Champions League, finishing the league with 11 goals and 8 assists to his name, in the 15 matches played.

Zlatan Ibrahimović Professional Life

He moved to Milan in the next year, where he played his debut match against Cesena on September 2010 in the Champions League in which he scored 13 goals and assisted 8 goals. In 2016, he again switched to Manchester United. For the club, he played his debut match in the Premier League and netted 20 goals in the tournament, winning his very first major title in the form of Europa League, in 2016 and was named in the Squad of the Season’. Marred with injury, Manchester United decided to terminate his contract on 22 March 2018. Just after, he was joined LA Galaxy after which he finally stopped switching teams. Playing for LA Galaxy, he brought several wins for the club and won several titles and honors for himself. In 2019, he was made the Captain of the team. 

For his national team, he was a part of 2002 World Cup team but the team got eliminated in early stages, while, in 2004, he became national football hero when he scored three goals for Sweden in UEFA European League 2004 qualifier. In 2014 World cup, he led his team and ended the tournament with eight goals, after which he played his last match at 2014 Euro qualifying tournament before announcing his retirement from international games.

Clubs Season
Malmo FF 1999-2001
Ajax 2001-05
Juventus 2004-06
Internazionale 2006-09
Barcelona 2009-11
A.C Milan(loan) 2010-11
A.C Milan 2011-12
Paris Saint-Germain 2012-16
Manchester United 2016-18
LA Galaxy 2018-current


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  • Eredivisie2001–022003–04
  • KNVB Cup2001–02
  • Johan Cruyff Shield2002


  • Serie A2004–052005–06 (both revoked by Calciopoli)

Inter Milan:

  • Serie A2006–072007–082008–09
  • Supercoppa Italiana20062008


  • La Liga2009–10
  • Supercopa de España20092010
  • UEFA Super Cup2009
  • FIFA Club World Cup2009

A.C. Milan:

  • Serie A2010–11
  • Supercoppa Italiana2011

Paris Saint-Germain:

  • Ligue 12012–132013–142014–152015–16
  • Coupe de France2014–152015–16
  • Coupe de la Ligue2013–142014–152015–16
  • Trophée des Champions201320142015

Manchester United:

  • EFL Cup2016–17
  • FA Community Shield2016
  • UEFA Europa League2016–17

Zlatan Ibrahimović Achievements

Zlatan Ibrahimović Achievements

  • Ballon d’Or Nominations: 200520072008200920122013201420152016 
  • Ballon d’Or 4th place: 2013
  • Golden Foot: 2012
  • FIFA Puskás Award2013
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2013
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2014, 2015, 2016 
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2017
  • UEFA Team of the Year2007200920132014
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year (substitute; published 2015) 
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2013–14
  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2016–17
  • ESM Team of the Year2006–072007–082012–132013–14
  • Goal 50: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament2012
  • UEFA Euro 2004: Goal of the Tournament: Italy vs Sweden
  • UEFA Euro 2012: Goal of the Tournament: Sweden vs France
  • UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2012-13
  • Guldbollen: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Jerringpriset: 2007
  • Pegasus Award: 2004
  • TV4 Fotbollskanalen Honorary Award: 2008
  • Eliason Merit Award: 2018
  • Swedish ‘Expat of the Year’ Award: 2013
  • Swedish Newcomer of the Year: 2001
  • Swedish Football Personality of the Year: 2002
  • Swedish Forward of the Year: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Swedish Male Athlete of the Year: 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015 
  • Swedish Goal of the Year: 2012, 2013
  • Malmö Walk of Fame: 2012
  • Medal of the City of Malmö: 2015
  • Eurosport Goal of the Year: 2004
  • Juventus Player of the Year: 2004–2005
  • Serie A Player of the Month: September 2007, December 2008, January 2012
  • Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year2004–052007–082008–092010–112011–12
  • Serie A Footballer of the Year2007–082008–092010–11
  • Serie A Most Loved Player: 2005
  • Serie A Team of the Year2010–112011–12 
  • Serie A Goal of the Year: 2008
  • Capocannoniere2008–092011–12 
  • Supercoppa Italiana: Man of the match: 2011
  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame
  • Goal of the Year (Germany): 2012
  • GQ Men of the Year: 2013
  • SportAccord ‘Play for Change’ Award: 2015
  • Ligue 1 Player of the Month: September 2012, January 2014, February 2014, March 2014, November 2015
  • UNFP Just Fontaine Trophy Ligue 1 Best Forward of the Season: 2012–13
  • Ligue 1 Best Foreign Player: 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Ligue 1 Player of the Year2012–132013–14, 2015–16
  • Ligue 1 Team of the Year2012–132013–142014–152015–16 
  • Ligue 1 Top scorer2012–132013–142015–16 
  • Ligue 1 Goal of the Year: 2014
  • Étoile d’Or France Football: 2014, 2016
  • Trophée des Champions Man of the Match: 2014
  • Coupe de la Ligue Man of the Match: 2014–15
  • Coupe de la Ligue Top scorer: 2014–15
  • Coupe de France Top scorer: 2014–152015–16 
  • Paris Saint-Germain Player of the Month: August 2012, September 2012, November 2013, January 2014, February 2015, November 2015, December 2015, January 2016, February 2016 
  • Paris Saint-Germain Hall of Fame
  • Medal of the City of Paris: 2016
  • Eurosport European Player of the Month: August 2016
  • Premier League Player of the MonthDecember 2016
  • PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: December 2016
  • Manchester United Player of the Month: December 2016, February 2017 
  • Alan Hardaker Trophy2017]
  • EFL Cup Top scorer: 2016–17
  • LA Galaxy Player of the Year: 2018
  • LA Galaxy Golden Boot: 2018
  • LA Galaxy Goal of the Year: 2018
  • MLS All-Star20182019
  • MLS Best XI2018
  • MLS Newcomer of the Year Award2018
  • MLS Goal of the Year Award2018
  • Best MLS Player ESPY Award2019

Zlatan Ibrahimović lifestyle

Zlatan Ibrahimović Physical Measurements
Height: 6ft 5in 
Weight: 75kg
Eye colour: Brown 
Hair colour: Brown

Zlatan Personal Details
Full Name: Zlatan Ibrahimović
Date of Birth: 3rd October 1981
Place of Birth: Malmo , Sweden
Playing Position: Striker
Nickname: Ibracadabra
EDUCATION: Not known
Relationships: Helena Segar
Kids: Maximilian and Vincent
HOBBIES: Listening Music, Playing Video Games. Watching Movies

Zlatan Ibrahimović Controversy

Zlatan Ibrahimović fight

Zlatan’s most infamous incident happened when he was in Barcelona, where he had a decent beginning at the club with five goals in five matches, but things between him and coach Pep Guardiola got bitter and bitter. One fine evening, an awful incident happened in the dressing room, when Zlatan threw a training kit-box across the room, abused and insulted the coach badly, and also threatened him to beat him publically if he didn’t allow him to go to Milan.  

Zlatan Ibrahimović Net Worth 
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Net Worth is estimated to be $237 Million dollars

Social Media Profiles
Zlatan Ibrahimović Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZlatanIbrahimovic/
Zlatan Ibrahimović Twitter: @ibra_offical
Zlatan Ibrahimović Instagram: @iamzlatanibrahimovic

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