Zlatan Ibrahimovic Vital Stats
* Date of Birth: October 3, 1981
* Birthplace: Malmo, Sweden
* Previous club: Juventus
* Current club: Inter Milan (2006-2010)
– He move to Inter Milan for 4 year contract with transfer
fee 25 million EUROS (RM 118,100,128.00) and he will
recieve a salary about 4-5 million EUROS
(RM23,620,025.00) per season.
WHAT IS HE KNOW FOR?
A pure goal scorer, Ibrahimovic has tallied key goals throughout his career, such as the game-winning goal in the 2002 Dutch Cup.
WHAY IS HE VALUABLE PLAYER?
Ibrahimovic is a physically gifted striker who is tough to cover for any defender. He keeps possession well and is difficult to tackle. Scoring goals is his main focus, which he often does when he finds the ball at his feet. He took Malmo from division two to division one, helped Ajax capture two titles and led Juventus to a Serie A title.
In 2005, Ibrahimovic was named the Swedish Footballer of the Year and nominated as the FIFA World Player of the Year — he finished eighth.
Ibrahimovic began playing soccer competitively at the age of 10. In 1999, he joined his first professional team, Malmo FF, a second division Swedish Football club. In his first season, Ibrahimovic scored 12 goals in 26 games and helped Malmo jump to the top division. After his successful season, Arsenal of the English Premier League and Ajax Amsterdam of the Eredivisie showed interest in him. Malmo blocked a transfer to Arsenal, but later agreed with Ajax on a transfer for €7.8 million (roughly US $10 million). In 2002, Ibrahimovic and Ajax had a banner year, as the team captured the Eredivisie Championship, the Dutch Cup and the Dutch Super Cup. In 2004, Ibrahimovic helped Ajax secure a second Eredivisie title before he moved to Juventus of the Italian Serie A for €19 million (roughly US $23.5 million). With a 16-goal contribution from Ibrahimovic, Juventus won the Serie A title. His 2002 World Cup appearance for Sweden reinforced his arrival on the soccer scene.