(VIDEO) Zlatan Ibrahimovic was at Messi and Cristiano level, now people in Sweden say goodbye to him with honours

Zlatan Ibrahimovic received an emotional farewell tribute by the Swedish fans.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi contest for the ball at the same time and Zlatan Ibrahimovic extends his arms out with a smile.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi contest for the ball at the same time and Zlatan Ibrahimovic extends his arms out with a smile.
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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo dominated the football scene and were the best players in the world for around two decades. The two were very popular around the world due to their incredible performances with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively. During that time, many did not give enough credit to other special players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker was a star in European football and shined for big clubs like AC Milan, FC Barcelona, PSG, and more. After a year of officially retiring from professional football, the Swedish fans decided to dedicate a special farewell tribute to Zlatan, who did not get the proper goodbye from the national team. Zlatan was emotional, like his goodbye from AC Milan at the end of last season, and the Swedish fans constantly chanted his name.

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Zlatan gave some inspirational words to the younger players of the Swedish national team as he talked about dreaming big. In his farewell speech, Zlatan said, “To the younger generation, I want to say, dare to dream big. If you don’t have the power to dream big, lean into my journey and take power from it. I am living proof that nothing is impossible regardless of where you come from.” Zlatan played a total of 122 matches for the Swedish national team, and he scored a total of 62 goals and provided 25 assists.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tried his hardest to play professional football for a long time, and he retired at 41 years old. He was very emotional about leaving football and AC Milan last year, as well as the rest of his teammates at Milan. Zlatan is currently a senior adviser to AC Milan and has been involved in the club’s internal matters. The owner of the club, Gerry Cardinale from RedBird Captial Partners, is happy to have him involved in the club.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s club stats

Zlatan played for many clubs throughout his career, and in each of them, he stepped up for the team and as a star player. Ibrahimovic played for PSG, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Ajax, Juventus, LA Galaxy, Manchester United, FC Barcelona, and Malmo. He played a total of 827 matches across all competitions at the club level, scoring 496 goals and providing 202 assists.

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