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Category: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Pontus Jansson: ‘Bielsa had bad sides but I learned so much from him’

Brentford defender talks about facing former club Leeds on Tuesday and the pain felt by him and other Malmö fans when Zlatan Ibrahimovic invested in a rival club“I think I was almost this tall, 1.94m [6ft 4in] but like 25kg [4st] less,” says Pontus Jan…

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European roundup: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores as Milan ease past Cagliari

• Swede hits second in 2-0 win on first start since rejoining club• Serie A leaders Inter and third-placed Lazio play laterZlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his first start since returning to Milan as his side earned a 2-0 win away to Cagliari on Saturday t…

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The curious case of the ever-vandalised Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue | Marina Hyde

The Milan striker’s Malmö monument cannot at present last more than a few days without being vandalised. But why? And by whom?Without wishing to go in hard with an exhaustive history of Swedish iconoclasm, holy artefacts have had a comparatively good t…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue removed after further damage from fans – video report

The 9ft statue of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been temporarily removed after it was toppled over by angered Malmö fans. The supporters of the 38-year-old’s boyhood club were outraged after the player bought a 25% stake in Swedish club Hammar…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue is toppled by fans of former club Malmö

• Former Malmö player has bought stake in rivals Hammarby• Bronze statue has been target of repeated attacksAfter weeks of vandalism, the controversial statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmö has finally been knocked over.The monument, which is located o…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to Serie A strugglers Milan is confirmed

Swedish striker signs deal until the end of the seasonIbrahimovic played for Milan between 2010 and 2012Milan have announced the return of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer.The 38-year-old previously scored 56 goals in 85 appearances for Mi…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic agrees deal to return to Milan on initial six-month contract

Striker a free agent after leaving LA GalaxyIbrahimovic played for Milan from 2010-12Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accepted an offer to rejoin Milan and is due there in the coming days to finalise the move.The 38-year-old has agreed a six-month contract for t…

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‘Do they fear losing?’: Rapinoe urges Messi and Ronaldo to speak out on injustice

USA star won Ballon d’Or alongside Messi this weekRapinoe has been a powerful voice for change in societyMegan Rapinoe has called on a collection of the most famous male footballers in the world to join her in the fight against injustice.Rapinoe won th…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic statue vandalised after striker buys into Hammarby – video report

A bronze statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmö, Sweden has been vandalised after the striker bought a 25% stake in rival club Hammarby. The 38-year-old began his career in Malmö, and his new involvement with a rival has not been well received by f…

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José Mourinho rules out signing Ibrahimovic at Tottenham Hotspur – video

‘Not everyone has the privilege to be a Champions League winner,’ said José Mourinho before Tottenham’s game against Olympiakos on Tuesday. Mourinho will be taking charge of his side in the competition for the first time. During a press conference the …

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José Mourinho rules out signing Ibrahimovic at Tottenham Hotspur – video

‘Not everyone has the privilege to be a Champions League winner,’ said José Mourinho before Tottenham’s game against Olympiakos on Tuesday. Mourinho will be taking charge of his side in the competition for the first time. During a press conference the …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: memorable goals from his time at LA Galaxy – video highlights

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has thanked LA Galaxy for making him feel ‘alive again’ before instructing the club’s fans to ‘go back to watch baseball’ now he has played his last MLS game for them. The Swedish striker will end a two-year spell at the club wh…

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Zlatan says goodbye to Hollywood, leaving behind a legacy hard to define

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has picked up and left LA Galaxy after a season and a half, but what legacy has North America’s most headline-worthy player since Pelé left behind for MLS?In his own not-so-humble words: “now go back to watch baseball.” Because a lea…

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‘I came, I saw, I conquered’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves LA Galaxy

‘You wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome’Free-agent striker linked with a move back to Serie AZlatan Ibrahimovic has thanked LA Galaxy for making him feel “alive again” before instructing the club’s fans to “go back to watch baseball” now…

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A-League club Perth Glory confirm ambitious Zlatan Ibrahimovic bid

Reigning premiers want Swede on guest player deal Striker hints at move to Spain at end of stint in MLSPerth Glory have launched an audacious bid to sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The reigning A-League premiers have approached the 38-year-old Swedish…

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How Ibrahimovic and Rooney became advocates for MLS players’ rights

Major League Soccer’s two biggest stars are using their clout to expose the league’s flaws, ensuring their impact on American soccer won’t just be quantified by their number of goals scoredHe is one of the best strikers of his generation, yet for many …

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Is MLS blessed with brilliant attackers … or terrible defenders?

Goals are up this season in MLS and players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic are thriving. But are they just feasting on easy pickings?Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 50th game in Major League Soccer came earlier this month. The LA Galaxy suffered a soul-crushing 4-3 d…

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‘If he was 28, not 38’: Man Utd’s Solskjær plays down Ibrahimovic return – video

Ole Gunnar Solskjær said on Friday he will ‘always speak to’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic – but added that he didn’t believe the striker was serious about a return to Manchester United.Earlier this week, Ibrahimovic was quoted saying ‘if United needs m…

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Onuoha rejects Zlatan Ibrahimovic apology after threat to ‘hurt’ him during game

Former Premier League players clash during MLS gameSwede threw Englishman to ground during matchGalaxy striker went to Salt Lake dressing room to apologiseZlatan Ibrahimovic has once again found himself at the centre of a storm after clashing with Nedu…

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Ryan Giggs hits back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic over Class of 92 comments

• Ibrahimovic said Giggs and others fuelled criticism of Pogba• ‘Football is about having different opinions’ says GiggsRyan Giggs has responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s criticism of the Class of 92 by insisting players with “over 2,000 games between us…