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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Top Quotes, Stats, Religion, Height & Ikea Story

Basic Information

Stage Name: Ibrahimovic
Real Name: Ibrahimovic
Occupation: Professional Footballer
Date Of Birth/Age: 3 October 1981
Place of Birth: Malmo, Sweden
Gender: Male
Nationality: Swedish
Marital Status: Married
Education: University of Transkei, Rhodes University

Ibrahimovic Biography

Ibrahimovic is a Swedish footballer and one of the finest to have come out of the country.

He was born to a Bosniak father and a Croat mother who emigrated to Sweden. It wasn’t a happy marriage, and the couple divorced after two years.

His mother took custody of him. It was a difficult childhood, as he would recall later, watching a stepfather come into his life. Zlatan’s football career actually started when he was six years got and got a pair of soccer boots as a gift.

That would turn out definitive and transformative, as the young kicked balls around every chance he got.

He’d caught the attention of soccer scouts soon after. Thus began the journey to the great football pro that he is today.

Age

Born October 3, 1981, is currently 40 years. He’ll be 41 later this year. His birthdays are usually moments of great reflection and celebration.

Wife

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wife is a lady known as Helena Seger. They met for the first time in a parking lot in 2002. The football ace had reportedly double-parked his car beside Helena’s, and she screamed at him because she wasn’t in a good mood then. The two got closer much later and ended up as a couple.

Born in Lindesberg, Sweden, Helena is ten years older than her man. But then, age isn’t much of an issue in their relationship. She’s a businesswoman.

Net Worth

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the wealthiest footballers out there, with a net worth of £100 million.

Top Quotes

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dropped some oracular gems since he popped into the football orbit. Not surprisingly, most of his quotes are related to his career in football. We explore some of them below.

“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari, you put premium petrol in the tank, you hit the motorway, and you step on the gas. [Pep] Guardiola filled up with diesel and took a spin in the countryside. He should have bought a Fiat.” (He made this statement when he spent a single season at Barcelona and endured a tense relationship with coach Pep Guardiola).

“Absolutely not. I have ordered a plane. It is much faster.” (Addressing speculations that he had bought a Porsche.)

“People trash-talk me. I’ve heard so much s— over the years: ‘F—ing gipsy’, stuff about my mum — all that stuff. I retaliate with my body,  not with words.”

Stats

Playing Time Performance Per 90 Minutes Expected Per 90 Minutes
Season Age Squad Country Comp LgRank MP Starts Min 90s Gls Ast G-PK PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK xG npxG xA npxG+xA xG xA xG+xA npxG npxG+xA Matches
2001 19 Malmö se SWE 1. Allsvenskan 9th 8 8 696 7.7 3 3 3 0 0 5 1 0.39 0.39 0.78 0.39 0.78
2001-2002 19 Ajax nl NED 1. Eredivisie 1st 24 12 1,286 14.3 6 3 6 0 0 2 0 0.42 0.21 0.63 0.42 0.63 Matches
2002-2003 20 Ajax nl NED 1. Eredivisie 2nd 25 21 1,806 20.1 13 2 13 0 0 0 0 0.65 0.10 0.75 0.65 0.75 Matches
2003-2004 21 Ajax nl NED 1. Eredivisie 1st 22 16 1,403 15.6 13 7 13 0 0 2 0 0.83 0.45 1.28 0.83 1.28 Matches
2004-2005 22 Ajax nl NED 1. Eredivisie 2nd 3 3 252 2.8 3 1 3 0 0 1 0 1.07 0.36 1.43 1.07 1.43 Matches
2004-2005 22 Juventus it ITA 1. Serie A 1st 35 31 2,764 30.7 16 5 15 1 1 3 0 0.52 0.16 0.68 0.49 0.65 Matches
2005-2006 23 Juventus it ITA 1. Serie A 20th 35 29 2,402 26.7 7 6 7 0 0 4 0 0.26 0.22 0.49 0.26 0.49 Matches
2006-2007 24 Inter it ITA 1. Serie A 1st 27 25 2,156 24.0 15 7 15 0 1 6 2 0.63 0.29 0.92 0.63 0.92 Matches
2007-2008 25 Inter it ITA 1. Serie A 1st 26 22 1,964 21.8 17 8 9 8 8 5 0 0.78 0.37 1.15 0.41 0.78 Matches
2008-2009 26 Inter it ITA 1. Serie A 1st 35 35 3,133 34.8 25 7 23 2 4 8 0 0.72 0.20 0.92 0.66 0.86 Matches
2009-2010 27 Barcelona es ESP 1. La Liga 1st 29 23 2,040 22.7 16 6 14 2 2 5 1 0.71 0.26 0.97 0.62 0.88 Matches
2010-2011 28 Milan it ITA 1. Serie A 1st 29 29 2,530 28.1 14 11 11 3 4 8 2 0.50 0.39 0.89 0.39 0.78 Matches
2011-2012 29 Milan it ITA 1. Serie A 2nd 32 32 2,807 31.2 28 6 18 10 10 3 1 0.90 0.19 1.09 0.58 0.77 Matches
2012-2013 30 Paris S-G fr FRA 1. Ligue 1 1st 34 33 2,975 33.1 30 7 26 4 4 9 1 0.91 0.21 1.12 0.79 1.00 Matches
2013-2014 31 Paris S-G fr FRA 1. Ligue 1 1st 33 32 2,766 30.7 26 11 19 7 8 7 0 0.85 0.36 1.20 0.62 0.98 Matches
2014-2015 32 Paris S-G fr FRA 1. Ligue 1 1st 24 23 2,002 22.2 19 6 11 8 9 3 0 0.85 0.27 1.12 0.49 0.76 Matches
2015-2016 33 Paris S-G fr FRA 1. Ligue 1 1st 31 29 2,549 28.3 38 13 33 5 6 1 0 1.34 0.46 1.80 1.17 1.62 Matches
2016-2017 34 Manchester Utd eng ENG 1. Premier League 6th 28 27 2,438 27.1 17 5 15 2 3 7 0 0.63 0.18 0.81 0.55 0.74 Matches
2017-2018 35 Manchester Utd eng ENG 1. Premier League 2nd 5 1 106 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.19 0.12 0.31 0.19 0.31 Matches
2018 36 LA Galaxy us USA 1. MLS 13th 27 24 2,142 23.8 22 6 18 4 4 5 1 0.92 0.25 1.18 0.76 1.01 13.6 10.6 3.9 14.5 0.57 0.17 0.74 0.44 0.61 Matches
2019 37 LA Galaxy us USA 1. MLS 8th 29 29 2,610 29.0 30 7 24 6 7 7 0 1.03 0.24 1.28 0.83 1.07 22.7 17.2 6.3 23.6 0.78 0.22 1.00 0.59 0.81 Matches
2019-2020 37 Milan it ITA 1. Serie A 6th 18 16 1,362 15.1 10 5 8 2 3 1 0 0.66 0.33 0.99 0.53 0.86 9.7 7.5 3.4 10.9 0.64 0.22 0.86 0.49 0.72 Matches
2020-2021 38 Milan it ITA 1. Serie A 2nd 19 18 1,493 16.6 15 2 12 3 6 2 1 0.90 0.12 1.02 0.72 0.84 16.3 12.1 1.5 13.6 0.98 0.09 1.07 0.73 0.82 Matches
2021-2022 39 Milan it ITA 1. Serie A 1st 23 11 1,016 11.3 8 2 8 0 1 2 0 0.71 0.18 0.89 0.71 0.89 6.8 6.1 2.0 8.1 0.61 0.18 0.78 0.54 0.72 Matches
21 Seasons 9 Clubs 7 Leagues 601 529 46,698 518.9 391 136 324 67 81 96 10 0.75 0.26 1.02 0.62 0.89 69.4 53.7 17.3 71.0 0.72 0.18 0.89 0.55 0.73
Country Comp LgRank MP Starts Min 90s Gls Ast G-PK PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK xG npxG xA npxG+xA xG xA xG+xA npxG npxG+xA Matches
Milan (5 Seasons) 1 League 121 106 9,208 102.3 75 26 57 18 24 16 4 0.73 0.25 0.99 0.56 0.81 32.8 25.6 6.9 32.5 0.76 0.16 0.92 0.60 0.76
Paris S-G (4 Seasons) 1 League 122 117 10,292 114.4 113 37 89 24 27 20 1 0.99 0.32 1.31 0.78 1.10
Ajax (4 Seasons) 1 League 74 52 4,747 52.7 35 13 35 0 0 5 0 0.66 0.25 0.91 0.66 0.91
Inter (3 Seasons) 1 League 88 82 7,253 80.6 57 22 47 10 13 19 2 0.71 0.27 0.98 0.58 0.86
Juventus (2 Seasons) 1 League 70 60 5,166 57.4 23 11 22 1 1 7 0 0.40 0.19 0.59 0.38 0.57
LA Galaxy (2 Seasons) 1 League 56 53 4,752 52.8 52 13 42 10 11 12 1 0.98 0.25 1.23 0.80 1.04 36.3 27.8 10.3 38.1 0.69 0.19 0.88 0.53 0.72
Manchester Utd (2 Seasons) 1 League 33 28 2,544 28.3 17 5 15 2 3 7 0 0.60 0.18 0.78 0.53 0.71 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.19 0.12 0.31 0.19 0.31
Barcelona (1 Season) 1 League 29 23 2,040 22.7 16 6 14 2 2 5 1 0.71 0.26 0.97 0.62 0.88
Malmö (1 Season) 1 League 8 8 696 7.7 3 3 3 0 0 5 1 0.39 0.39 0.78 0.39 0.78
Serie A (10 Seasons) 279 248 21,627 240.3 155 59 126 29 38 42 6 0.65 0.25 0.89 0.52 0.77 32.8 25.6 6.9 32.5 0.76 0.16 0.92 0.60 0.76
Ligue 1 (4 Seasons) 122 117 10,292 114.4 113 37 89 24 27 20 1 0.99 0.32 1.31 0.78 1.10
Eredivisie (4 Seasons) 74 52 4,747 52.7 35 13 35 0 0 5 0 0.66 0.25 0.91 0.66 0.91
MLS (2 Seasons) 56 53 4,752 52.8 52 13 42 10 11 12 1 0.98 0.25 1.23 0.80 1.04 36.3 27.8 10.3 38.1 0.69 0.19 0.88 0.53 0.72
Premier League (2 Seasons) 33 28 2,544 28.3 17 5 15 2 3 7 0 0.60 0.18 0.78 0.53 0.71 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.19 0.12 0.31 0.19 0.31
La Liga (1 Season) 29 23 2,040 22.7 16 6 14 2 2 5 1 0.71 0.26 0.97 0.62 0.88
Allsvenskan (1 Season) 8 8 696 7.7 3 3 3 0 0 5 1 0.39 0.39 0.78 0.39 0.78

Born to a Muslim Bosniak father, Šefik Ibrahimović, and a Catholic Croat mother, Jurka Gravić, Zlatan Ibrahimovic doesn’t care much about religion. He’d once stated that being from a Muslim background makes him low.

Some sources claim he’s a devout Catholic. True or not, he once bought a church in Stockholm for almost £10 million.

Height

The soccer ace is a pretty tall bloke. At 1.95 m, he might appear intimidating to some peeps.

Ikea Story

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the many celebs with a deep love for IKEA, a Swedish furniture company founded by Ingvar Kamprad. He detailed that love, and how it came about, during a 2020 interview.

He noted that he asked his wife to buy a home with furniture. But the house Seger loved had no furniture, and she told him so. He bid her to get them at Ikea.

The broker was incredulous and told Zlatan that rich people don’t go to Ikea (a budget flat-pack furniture maker). He agreed with the broker but countered that sensible go to Ikea. He ended up furnishing the entire apartment with Ikea products.

His love for Ikea transcends furniture, however. He also confesses deep love for the company’s meatballs, which he said are really good.

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