Â Zlatan Ibrahimoviç was born on May 4th, 1979 in Sweden. He started playing professional soccer at age 15 for Malmö FF. In 1999 he moved to Ajax Amsterdam where he played until
Here are five facts about him that you probably don't know.
He's been called "the greatest player ever" by Pelé. 2. He scored more goals than any other player in the history of the Champions League. 3. He holds the record for scoring the fastest goal in World Cup history (in 2002). 4. He's also the only player to score four hat tricks in a calendar year. 5. His nickname is "Zlatan".
His Name Means "God Is Great" In Croatian.
Zlatan was born in Sweden as Jan Tomas Ibraheemovic. His father was Bosnian Muslim while his mother was Swedish. He grew up in Malmö, where he started playing soccer at age five. At age 13, he moved with his family to Italy. There, he played for Juventus F.C., winning two Serie A titles and three Italian Super Cups.
He Was Born in Sweden.
In 1995, he joined Ajax Amsterdam, where he became an instant success. He scored more than 100 goals in just four seasons. In 1999, he transferred to Barcelona, where he spent six years before moving to Milan in 2005. He then returned to Ajax in 2009.
He Played Football at Malmo FF.
After playing for Malmo FF, he moved to Manchester United in 2001. He was part of the team that won the FA Cup in 2003. He also played for Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and LA Galaxy.
He Won The Ballon d'Or in 2003.
In 2003, he became the first player to win both the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA World Player of the Year Award. He was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2004. He was also voted as the FIFPro World XI's Best Midfielder in 2005.