Zlatan Ibrahimovic immortalised with statue in Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic immortalised with statue in Sweden
HONOURED: Zlatan Ibrahimovic poses in front of his 2.7m bronze statue in Malmo, Sweden.

Malmo - The striking bronze monument has come up near Malmo's stadium



By Agencies

Published: Wed 9 Oct 2019, 7:53 PM

Last updated: Wed 9 Oct 2019, 10:00 PM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now been immortalised with a statue of his in Sweden in an iconic pose, nearly three years after the LA Galaxy striker first dropped an unsubtle hint. The striking bronze monument has come up near Malmo's stadium, where he began his professional career in 1999.
The bronze Zlatan, standing on a plinth and said to measure nearly nine feet in height and close to half a ton in weight, was commissioned by Sweden's football authorities. "When you come to New York you have the Statue of Liberty, when you come to Sweden you have the Statue of Zlatan," he had posted a photo on Instagram.
The star striker is on a break ahead of the MLS playoffs. He scored 30 goals in 29 regular-season games in 2019 to help his team finish fifth in the Western Conference.


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