Happy Birthday Zlatan Ibrahimovic!

Today we celebrate the 36th birthday of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Swedish footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United.

Zlatan has been playing football for most of his life. It all started when he was given a pair of football boots as a present when he was six years old. I bet whoever gave him those boots didn’t realise quite what they had started!

However, after playing for his home town club, Malmo FF, he very nearly gave up football altogether when a job at the Malmo docks took his fancy. But, his manager talked him into keeping it up. That was a pretty good decision!

Zlatan has played for many teams over the years. From Malmo FF he moved to Ajax then he moved on the Juventus. In 2006 he then went to Internazionale after which he transferred to Barcelona. He would then play for Milan in 2010 before moving to Paris Saint-Germain in 2012. He played with them for several years until he joined Manchester United in 2016 where he has been ever since.

Interesting facts about Zlatan Ibrahimovic

He’s a pretty tall chap at 6 foot 5 inches.

His role model is Muhammad Ali.

In 2015, after scoring a goal, he took off his shirt to reveal a temporary tattoo on his  body with the names of 50 people suffering from hunger around the world. This was to raise awareness of world famine.

He also has some real tattoos which include his surname in Arabic on his right arm, the names of his two sons and several Buddhist tattoos.

He doesn’t drink alcohol.

In 2014 he released a single called Du gamla, Du fria

 

The perfect plates for  Zlatan Ibrahimovic

So what would we give Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his birthday present? Well all top footballers should have a private plate, so we’d like to pick one that celebrates his time at Manchester United. Actually we’ve found two that we think he’d like. UTD 60Y and UTD 574R. Chances are, Zlatan has more than one car, at a guess, so perhaps he’d like both?

 

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