The Black Belt Martial Artist – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

By Raghu
4 Min Read
The Black Belt Martial Artist – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Sports Dest – A black belt martial artist and a player who uses Taekwondo moves on football pitch. Yes he is Zlatan Ibrahimovic and we will describe him in this article

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was born on 3 October 1981 in Malmo, Sweden. His father was a Bosian and his mother was a Croatian. When he was just 2 years old, his father divorced and then he was forced to live in an immigrant populated district of Rosengård. Hence, he faced many difficulties in his childhood. Because of his circumstances, he became a bicycle thief. He grew into a tall personality who developed interest in soccer.

Though he was interested in soccer, he became a black belt in Taekwondo at the age of 17. At the age of 18, he played for his first professional club – Malmo FF, where he stated his impressive skills and techniques. He was then signed by the professional Dutch club – AFC Ajax, where he passed an incredible season and winning a title with them.

After completing a four season contract with Ajax, he moved to the Italian giants – Juventus, helping them to win two Serie A titles. When Juventus was charged with fixing matches in the infamous Calciopoli scandal, he was forced to arrive for Inter Milan, winning them three consecutive Serie A titles too.

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Being as a famous footballer, he was signed by the La Liga giants – FC Barcelona. Here too, he showed his match winning moves and helped Barca to take league titles and Super Cup victories. But he headed to AC Milan (for two year contract) because of his bad relationships with manager – Pep Guardiola. He was mostly connected to the Italian side and where he converted his most successful career. Till then, he had changed three Italian clubs to play for and finally he arrived for the French club – Paris Saint Germain in 2012.

The stage was set for him and even at the age of 31, he marked his sign of being the one of the best players in the world. The unbelievable striker won some trophies with the French side too with the one giving them their first Ligue 1 title in last 19 years.

In 2016, when he turned 35, he was signed by the Premier League giants – Manchester United, where he won the 2017 UEFA Europa League. After finishing his contract with the Red Devils, he suffered from a knee injury and finally moved from the European region to America where he is now playing for L.A Galaxy. He was so perfect in his games that only some players can compete him in his bicycle kicks.

Can you count how many clubs has he changed till now. He has changed 8 clubs till now and it looks like he is not going to stop anymore or simply means that he is going to play football till he wants to. He is an incredible, sensational, fantastic and one of the best players of this generation.    

This was a short life description about him and you will read about Wayne Rooney in the next story.