AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best and consistent strikers of his generation having had a long career spanning over 25years and still counting. He is also one of the most eccentric, charismatic and controversial personalities in football, highly reputable for his speeches and words that reeks of high self-esteem, often misunderstood for arrogance. He was nearly forced to retire this year after a serious knee injury that required surgery.
He has been in a relationship with Swede model and businesswoman Helena Seger since 2002 and the two have two sons together though they are not married. The two met in an unusual manner at a parking lot in Malmö. Zlatan parked his Ferrari behind Helena's Benz, preventing her from leaving the park. She called her off and there Zlatan saw what he liked.
How Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Helena Seger met
Helena Seger told the story of how they met in an interview with Corriere dello Sport: "He had parked his Ferrari badly in a car park in Malmo. He had done so in a way that prevented my Mercedes from coming out. Quite gruffly, I told him to move it right away.And yes, he saw something that he liked. It's not easy to live with him, but I admit it, it isn't with myself either."
Are the two married or will they get married?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Helena Seger have two sons together, Maximilian and Vincent Ibrahimovic, but Seger dismissed the talk of the pair getting married at some point was dismissed by the Swede, who insisted she does not want to be defined by her relationship. "I think I like Zlatan because I stand up to him, I too have an important background and I have built my career with a lot of sacrifice. Getting married could disturb my sense of independence. I don't want to be labelled simply as the wife of a player, or the winner of a beauty contest. I think people don't know how much I have studied, worked and fought."
Who is Helena Seger?
Helena Seger is a 51 year old Swedish actress, model and businessman. She began her modelling career at the age of 13 with Swedish firm Gul and Blå and has also worked with several brands such as Diesel, Replay, Rabbit, JC, Bonner, Corona and Hooch, Austria Tabak, Slakthuset, FlyMe, Swedish Match and Malaco Leaf. She has a net worth of $160m.