Zlatan Ibrahimovic is to become a permanent resident of Malmö, as the international superstar will soon unveil a bronze statue of himself in his Swedish hometown.
Since Ibrahimovic’s debut for Malm
The ex-Manchester United forward has also been a great servant for his national side Sweden, and the decision to honour Ibrahimovic with a giant statue originated from the Swedish football association, as reported by The Local.
The 37-year-old was delighted to be honoured by the 2.7 metre statue in his hometown, where he grew up and began his footballing journey.
The statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be erected in Malmö. “This is where it all started. My heart is here. I am very pleased that my statue will be erected in Malmö. That was my wish from the very beginning.” pic.twitter.com/6biYIOncjg
— Ishmael Commodore (@IshmaelCommodo1) September 10, 2019
“It was my wish from the very beginning. This is where everything started and this is where my heart is,” Ibrahimovic stated.
Secretary general of the Swedish FA
Sjöstrand said: “The statue will forever be a great manifestation of Sweden’s greatest and one of the world’s best footballers of all time.”
Ibrahimovic scored an incredible 62 goals for the Swedish national team, and in doing so became the all-time leading scorer for his country.
The former Red Devil won the Europa League, Community Shield and League Cup during his time in Manchester, scoring 17 goals in the process.