The Zlatan

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

There are few, if any, players or stars who are as generous as Zlatan. Day in and day out he stops for everyone who asks - takes pictures, signs autographs and chats. Always with a big smile.

phenomenon-of-ibrahimovic:

Zlatan with fans, Sweden

Zlatan's 2013-14 season:
Winner of  Ligue 1, the French League Cup and the French Supercup. Top scorer, player of the year, goal of the year and team of the year in France. Player of the year, striker of the year and goal of the year in Sweden. Selected in the FIFA World XI and winner of the FIFA Puskas award for goal of the year.
From Zlatan Unplugged.

Zlatan's 2013-14 season:

Winner of  Ligue 1, the French League Cup and the French Supercup. Top scorer, player of the year, goal of the year and team of the year in France. Player of the year, striker of the year and goal of the year in Sweden. Selected in the FIFA World XI and winner of the FIFA Puskas award for goal of the year.

From Zlatan Unplugged.

"Yet another monster in the PSG defense. Wow! I’m already looking forward to next season and the vacation has only just begun." Zlatan about David Luiz.

"Yet another monster in the PSG defense. Wow! I’m already looking forward to next season and the vacation has only just begun." Zlatan about David Luiz.

#VEMIBRA

Brazil’s campaign to get Zlatan to come and watch the opening game of the World Cup, Brazil-Croatia on June 12th in São Paulo. Starring Dani Alves, Ronaldo, Denilson, Rai, Bebeto, Anderson and others.

"Zlatan thinks that Zlatan should take it"

#DareToZlatan
• Zlatan is just human. The same way a great white shark is just a fish.
• Nothing Zlatan does is easy. That’s why Zlatan does it.
• To Zlatan pressure is like medicine. He takes it to get better.
• Failure is the first step to success. The second is growing a ponytail.
• Unlearn the word “safe”. If you don’t know it you can’t play it.
• There are two things Zlatan can’t do. One is to be predictible. The other is a step-under. But Zlatan is practicing.
• The most common thing Zlatan says to his opponent: If you’re looking for the ball, it’s behind you. Top left corner.
• Zlatan does score tap ins. From 33 yards. With his heel.

#DareToZlatan

• Zlatan is just human. The same way a great white shark is just a fish.

• Nothing Zlatan does is easy. That’s why Zlatan does it.

• To Zlatan pressure is like medicine. He takes it to get better.

• Failure is the first step to success. The second is growing a ponytail.

• Unlearn the word “safe”. If you don’t know it you can’t play it.

• There are two things Zlatan can’t do. One is to be predictible. The other is a step-under. But Zlatan is practicing.

• The most common thing Zlatan says to his opponent: If you’re looking for the ball, it’s behind you. Top left corner.

• Zlatan does score tap ins. From 33 yards. With his heel.

"It looks too easy for Zlatan. It’s like he’s playing against children"
- Mino Raiola to France Football

"It looks too easy for Zlatan. It’s like he’s playing against children"

- Mino Raiola to France Football

Welcome to Confidence Town, population: 2

Zlatan: "Happy Birthday Cristiano. I have sent your new favorite outfit in the post."  

Ronaldo: "Thank you for the birthday present, Ibra. It will look better on me than you though." 

Source: Zlatan’s Twitter + Ronaldo’s Twitter

"I WANT TO LIVE, I WANT TO DIE IN ZWEDEN."

A must-read interview:

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As promised, here’s a complete translation of Jan Gradvall’s interview with Zlatan from the Jan. 24 edition of DI Weekend. I want to give a big thank you to my friend/resident asshole (I mean that in the nicest way) Fred for helping me out with the stuff I couldn’t figure out after consulting three dictionaries and Google’s sketchy/hilarious translations.

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Zlatan’s commercial for Volvo and for the connection to nature and the core of who we really are that many have lost in 2014. Taking the national anthem, Zlatan gives an Ali-knockout to people saying immigration is bad and that someone with his name can’t be swedish. It is a tribute to the new Sweden - a country full of colors, religions and backgrounds. The nature and history is still there. It is 2014. Deal with it.

Zlatan's first commercial for Volvo. Behind the scenes from filming in northern Sweden. The commerical premiers on Saturday January 25.

FIFA World XI 2013.
Zlatan and some other guys.

FIFA World XI 2013.

Zlatan and some other guys.