20 most memorable Zlatan Ibrahimovic quotes

The LA Galaxy striker and Swedish legend turns 38 today. With over 500 career goals to his name he is definitely one of greatest modern day footballers if not the greatest according to him. He has been prolific off the pitch too, as a result of his outspoken nature he has left behind some mind blowing quotes.

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Here are 20 of his most memorable

1. “I was like, ‘No
way, Zlatan doesn’t do auditions’. “I thought ‘You either know me or you
don’t and if you don’t know me you can’t really want me’.”

-On Arsenal wanting him for trials
back in 2000.

2. “First I went left;
he did too. Then I went right and he did too. Then I went left again and he
went to buy a hot dog.”

– On how he twisted Liverpool
defender Stephane Henchoz inside-out.

3. “I don’t think that
you can score as spectacular a goal as those of Zlatan in a video game – even
though these games are very realistic these days.”

-FIFA 19 and others are no match
for Ibrahimovic.

4. “They’re lucky I
didn’t come 10 years ago because I would be the president today”

-On his impact on MLS 

5. “An injured Zlatan
is a properly serious thing for any team.”
-After being struck down with a
calf problem during his time at Barcelona .

6. “I’m not used to
winning nothing – it’s the first time it’s happened to me. I’m disappointed.
It’s a failure.”

-After failing to win Serie A with
Milan – the first time he had not taken a league title in eight years.

7. “We’re looking for
an apartment. If we don’t find anything, then I’ll probably just buy the

– At his unveiling as a Paris
Saint-Germain player.

8. “It’s true I don’t
know much about the players here, but they definitely know who I am.”

– On his move to Ligue 1 in 2012.

9. “We were looking
through his playlist in the dressing room — there was lots of Justin Bieber,
Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez. It is nice to know that even David Beckhamdoesn’t have good taste in everything.”

10. “There was the
thought that this would send me into retirement. I sent their entire country
into retirement.”

– After scoring twice to qualify
Sweden for Euro 2016 over Denmark.

11. “I came like a
king, left like a legend.”
– Zlatan on his PSG departure.

12. “I won’t be the
King of Manchester, I will be the God of Manchester.”
– His response to Cantona’s
comments that he would be the prince of Manchester.

13. “You can’t coach
brilliance like that.”
– On his goal vs. England in 2012.

14. “I think I’m like
wine. The older I get, the better I get.”

15. “I don’t believe
they can change the Eiffel Tower for my statue, even the people behind the
club. But if they can, I will stay here — I promise you.”

– On his future with PSG.

16. And there was this famous
exchange with a reporter ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifying playoffs:

Zlatan: “Only God knows who
will go through.”
Reporter: “It’s hard to ask
Zlatan: “You’re talking to

17. “What Carew does
with a football, I can do with an orange.”
-On John Carew questioning the need
for his tricks and flicks in 2002.

18. “At Barca, players
were banned from driving their sports cars to training. I thought this was
ridiculous – it was no one’s business what car I drive – so in April, before a
match with Almeria, I drove my Ferrari Enzo to work. It caused a scene.”
Zlatan has only ever been one to
make an entrance.

19. “I can play in the
11 positions because a good player can play anywhere.”

20. “What do you mean,
‘present?’ She got Zlatan.”
– On his ex-girlfriend’s engagement

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