20 most memorable Zlatan Ibrahimovic quotes

The Ac Milan striker and Swedish legend, now 39, has 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 quotes.

1.On Arsenal wanting him for trials back in 2000.

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’.

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

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.

3.FIFA 20 and others are no match for Ibrahimovic

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.

4.On his impact on MLS

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

5. After being struck down with a calf problem during his time at Barcelona.

An injured Zlatan is a properly serious thing for any team.

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

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

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

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

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8.On his move to Ligue 1 in 2012.

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

9.  Classic Zlatan

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 Beckham doesn’t have good taste in everything.

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

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

11.Zlatan on his PSG departure.

I came like a king, left like a legend.

12.His response to Cantona’s comments that he would be the prince of Manchester. 

I won’t be the King of Manchester, I will be the God of Manchester.

13.On his goal vs. England in 2012.

You can’t coach brilliance like that.

14. Not many footballers has been consistent than Zlatan

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

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15.On his future with PSG.

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.

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 him.
Zlatan: “You’re talking to him.
17.On John Carew questioning the need for his tricks and flicks in 2002.

What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.


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.


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

20.On his ex-girlfriend’s engagement gift. 

What do you mean, ‘present?’ She got Zlatan.

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