Nicknamed as” Ibra” by football pundits, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the most athletic and lethal strikers. Swedish footballer Ibrahimovic currently plays for Italian football club AC Milan, after his transfer from the LA Galaxy football club in 2020. He has played for many Elite European football clubs like FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, PSG, Juventus, Manchester United, and AC Milan. Zlatan is a versatile player who can play excellently even as the winger, but his favorite position is central forward and striker. He has also played for his national team Sweden for a long time, earning his 120 Caps until his debut in 2001.
Currently leading his team AC Milan, Zlatan himself says he feels like a young footballer even at 40. Playing for many football clubs, he has won many major trophies like the UEFA Europa League, a Spanish league title and the Italian league title playing for different European clubs. The prolific Swedish striker is widely regarded as one of the best footballers of this generation due to his shooting ability, leadership quality, and aggressiveness during the game. This biography on Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic covers some of the important moments from his early life till date.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Quick Facts
|Full name||Zlatan Ibrahimovic|
|Nickname||Also nicknamed as “Ibra” by football pundits|
|Date of birth||03-10-1981|
|Father’s name||Sefik Ibrahimovic|
|Mother’s name||Jurka Gravic|
|Siblings||Three sisters and two brothers|
|Brother’s/Sister’s name||Brothers Sapko Ibrahimovic and Aleksander Ibrahimovic Sisters Sanela Ibrahimovic, Voileta Ibrahimovic, and Monika Ibrahimovic|
|Height||6.5 feet (1.95 m)|
|Weight||95 Kg (209 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Chest size: 43 inches Waist size: 35 Inches Biceps: 15 inches|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Eye color||Black color|
|Hair color||Black color|
|Shoe size||13 (US)|
|Wife/girlfriend/ex-wife||Wife whose name is Helena Seger|
|Children||Two sons only|
|Children name||Sons whose names are Maximilian Ibrahimovic and Vincent Ibrahimovic|
|Net worth||Around 90 million dollars|
|Salary||Approx. 8 million dollars|
|Playing position||Striker and central forward|
|Social media presence||Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter|
|Source of Income||Salary from CLub and additional bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship and merchandise|
|Last Updated||February 2022|
Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born to their father, Sefik Ibrahimovic and mother, Jurka Gravic. His father is a Muslim by religion, while his mother is Catholic. We know he was born in a middle-class family in Sweden called Malmo. He has five siblings, two of which are brothers and three are sisters. His brother’s names are Sapko Ibrahimovic and Aleksander Ibrahimovic and sisters names are Sanela Ibrahimovic, Voileta Ibrahimovic, and Monika Ibrahimovic. Zlatan grew up playing football in the suburbs of Malmo with his brother and friends.
Ibrahimovic didn’t have an easy childhood as his mother was divorced and he had to live with his father. His father was not rich enough to buy his football boots and jerseys, so he was determined to become a successful footballer from a young age. Zlatan initially got into a junior team of local football club Malmo FF where he even impressed the coach. He even thought of quitting football to do a job to earn money. However, he continued his football journey, and now he has established himself as one of the best football players in his position.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurement
Italian league title winner Swedish footballer was born on 03-10-1981, making him 40 years old. (As per 2022) He is a Muslim Bosniak by religion and his Zodiac (horoscope) sign is Libra. He is also a tattoo fan and has multiple tattoos on different body parts. Zlatan is very strong footballer and he is admired for his leadership quality in a match. Zlatan himself says he feels like a young footballer even at 40. Even at this age he has been playing at a high level, making him one of the best players in this sport.
Zlatan has an athletic and physically fit body and he stands 6.5 feet tall. Footballer Zlatan has evenly matched weight for a professional footballer, as he weighs around 209 pounds (95 kilograms) at normal. He has black color eyes and black color hair. Zlatan has distinct long hair and he usually makes a ponytail. This handsome footballer is very professional and takes very care of his body, training, and diet. Zlatan has a chest span of 43 inches and a waist of 35 inches. Likewise, his athletic biceps measure 15 inches, and he uses a shoe size of 13 (US).
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Salary and Net worth
The Swedish international footballer is worth around 90 million dollars to date. He has played different clubs like Inter Milan, PSG, Juventus, and AC Milan, so a major part of his earnings constitutes Football Club salary and additional bonuses, endorsement, and sponsorship deals. He made 120 appearances for his national team Sweden after his debut in 2001.
Zlatan has also earned a significant salary playing for his national team. Ajax signed him in a 9 million dollar deal, where he earned a signing bonus and salary according to his contract while he was very young. Likewise, he was again signed by multiple European football clubs like FC Barcelona, Manchester United and Juventus. He earns around 8 million dollars per season at his present club AC Milan. This net worth and amount makes him one of the highest-paid players in modern football. Zlatan also owns multiple extraordinary cars in his collection, such as Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Who is Zlatan Ibrahimovic Wife ?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is married to his girlfriend, whom he had known for a long time. Her name is Helena Seger and she is also from Sweden. Seger is a model by profession, and she has huge fan followings around the world. The beautiful couple fell in love with each other while playing for Dutch football club Ajax. The couple got married in 2001, and they have been inseparable ever since.
They are parents to two sons, Maximilian Ibrahimovic and Vincent Ibrahimovic. Similarly, he has a huge following on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Zlatan has an athletic body and being a professional football player, he spends his significant time in the gym and training even at the age of 40. Footballer Zlatan is also a martial art fan and he loves sports like taekwondo and Karate.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Style of Play and Playing Position
The FIFA Puskas award winner striker is one of the best finishers in this sport has ever seen. He is an intelligent and leading footballer having beautiful trophy collections playing for many European football clubs. His finishing, shooting skills, and ball heading ability make him one of the best football strikers. He can play excellently as the central forward and the striker according to the team’s needs.
Zlatan has excellent shooting skills from the inside and outside the box. His outstanding finishing ability has helped him score many goals in the international and club tournaments. During the counter-attack, he is also very good on one vs one situations against the opposition goalkeepers. He has played mostly as the striker and central forward and sometimes as a winger in his professional football career.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Instagram
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also quite active on social media like Instagram and Twitter. In addition, he keeps updating the fans about the matches and his announcements. Zlatan posts pictures of his vacations in different places, family, and his teammates, earning him huge fan followings worldwide. He uploads pictures with his cars, watches and children on social media.
Instagram: 52 million followers
Twitter: 7.8 million followers
Zlatan Ibrahimovic FIFA 22 rating
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has an overall rating of 84 in FIFA 22 game. He is given his favorite striker position in FIFA 22. Being a striker, he has the highest shooting and dribbling out of other attributes. He has the highest 87 rating for shooting and the lowest 34 for defense. His individual FIFA 22 rating for different attributes are:
- Pace: 65
- Shooting: 87
- Passing: 78
- Dribbling: 79
- Defense: 34
- Physical: 77
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Early Career
- Living with his father while growing up, Zlatan was passionate about football and motivated to become a professional footballer.
- Delighted by his physical strength and football skills, he was recruited in the rank of his hometown football club Malmo FF.
- Zlatan soon earned a promotion to the senior squad of his football team in 1999 after impressing then club coach.
Professional Career (Playing from 1999-present)
- After impressing in Malmo FF, he was signed by Dutch football club Ajax for 9 million dollars in 2001.
- During his time at the club, Zlatan played 74 matches and won several trophies, including the Dutch league title.
- He was transferred to Italian football club Juventus in 2004, where he scored 23 goals in 70 appearances.
- Likewise, Zlatan was signed by rival club Inter Milan in 2006, where he played for three seasons.
- He played brilliantly at Inter Milan and he was transferred to FC Barcelona in a swap deal with another striker Samuel Eto’o.
- Zlatan was initially loaned out to AC Milan while he was still at Barcelona’s book and the deal was made permanent by the Italian club later.
- The Swedish striker was signed by PSG where he won multiple domestic trophies like the French league title and French Super Cup.
- He was again signed by Manchester United when his contract expired and played a season in MLS with the LA Galaxy football club.
- Zlatan currently plays for AC Milan football club after agreeing to a deal in 2020.
- He Ibrahimovic still plays for his national Team Sweden, where he has scored 62 goals in 120 appearances.
Trophies and Titles:
- Two times Dutch league title Eredivise champion with Ajax.
- KNVB cup winner with Ajax.
- Johan Cruyff shield winner in 2002.
- Three times Italian league title Serie A winner with Inter Milan.
- Supercoppa Italiana winner with Inter Milan.
- Two times Italian league title Serie A winner with Juventus.
- Italian league title and Supercoppa Italiana winner with AC Milan.
- Spanish league title winner with FC Barcelona.
- UEFA Super Cup and FIFA club world cup winner with FC Barcelona.
- Two times Supercopa de Espana winner with FC Barcelona.
- Four times French league title winner with PSG.
- Two times Coupe de France winner with PSG.
- Three times Coupe de la Ligue and Trophee des champion winner with PSG.
- FA community shield and FA cup winner with Manchester United.
- UEFA Europa League winner with Manchester United.