I’m a football lover. Growing up watching football, I’ve been influenced by many footballers. But none of them have influenced be as much as Zlatan Ibrahimovic did! He is my idol and role model. I have many reasons to love him.
Zlatan was born on 3rd October, 1981 in Malmo, Sweden. He hails from a humble background. He grew up in the tough neighborhood of Rosengard in Malmo. His journey from the humble background to the super star that he is today has inspired me a lot!
Since childhood, Zlatan loved football. He showed early signs of promise with his skills and determination. But harsh living conditions almost forced him to quit football. But he kept going and finally got his first major breakthrough at Malmo football club.
Zlatan has taught me that discipline and hard work can take you places! No matter how hard the conditions are, one must keep going forward. His qualities that I admire the most are – confidence, discipline and determination.
Zlatan was passionate about football right from his childhood. He and his friends used to keep playing football. They played and practiced the game everyday. For him, football meant everything. He was dedicated to the game despite not having access to proper playground and football gear.
This shows how passionate he is about football. By observing him, I now know the importance of being passionate about a thing/activity. Just like Zlatan, one must find a job/activity that one really loves doing.
For all the hard work that he has put into his footballing career, Zlatan has been rewarded well! He has won numerous personal accolades as well as trophies in his career. He is one of the most decorated Swedish players of all time!
He holds an impressive amount of records under his belt. He has played for European giants like FC Barcelona, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Manchester United and Ajax! While everyone thought that Zlatan would retire, he started a new chapter in his career by joining Manchester United!
Zlatan is remembered for the number of goals he has scored as well as the way he scored those goals! No matter which club he represented, he guaranteed a return of handsome amount of goals at the end of the season.
Zlatan has been very consistent throughout his career. He has been scoring goals regularly. And the way he scored them – spectacularly. Head, left foot, right foot – he used to score using them all!
He is well known for his dribbles and acrobatic skills. Who can forget the acrobatic goal that he scored against England National team. On that night, he made history by scoring a goal of that stature!
Despite suffering a career-ending injury at Manchester United, he refused to give up! Determined, he worked tirelessly on his fitness and recovery. Proving his doubters wrong, Zlatan made a comeback to the Manchester United team!
On and off the field, this man impresses us with his determination and discipline. He is a family man and loves spending time with his wife and kids. He is also known for his charity work.