Quotes by: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimović with Manchester United in 2016
|Date of birth
3 October 1981 |
|Place of birth
||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
||→ Milan (loan)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 January 2017.
Arsene Wenger asked me to have a trial with Arsenal when I was 17. I turned it down. Zlatan doesn't do auditions.
Do you know what I love about hunting? That I am no one in the woods, no one at all. I thought the animals might recognize me, but they didn't. They did not even ask me for any autographs.
I got a bike when I was little, a BMX. I called it 'Fido Dido' after the tough little cartoon guy with spiked hair. I thought he was the coolest thing ever.
Some things is made by destiny, yes, other things by hard work, but quality you don't learn. Quality you are born with.
When I started to play football, when I was around 15, 16, I remember the players that played on the national team and noticed that it was only typically Swedish guys.
When I went to Juventus, I was young, but in training, I had legends like Fabio Cannavaro and Lilian Thuram marking me. I had to work hard to get my respect.
When you are the invisible man to the head coach, the only option is to head for the exit.
My father is from Bosnia, and my mother is from Croatia, but I was born in Sweden.
Who is most deserving of all of the money that I, Zlatan, am paid? The answer is Zlatan.
That's my hunger. If I start to relax, and I lose that, then I had better stop my football. I need that hunger. I still feel I need to do things 10 times better than other players. Just to be accepted and to improve myself.
When I arrived at Barcelona, I was following a dream, but I now realize sometimes it's better to be content with what you have rather than follow a dream which nearly kills you.
When I took my shirt off against Caen, everybody asked what these new tattoos were. I had 15 removable tattoos on my body; they are the names of real people who are suffering from hunger in the world.
People are very curious and have written a lot of things about me. Right or not. I never comment on those things, because it's not much of my thing to comment on everything that's written about me.
I know I'm good enough. I don't need to show it to you. Either you know who I am, or you don't.