Giant statue erected in honour of ex-Man United star in his hometown
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given an iconic statue in his hometown in Malmo, Sweden with a giant statue The nine-foot eight inches tall work of art was unveiled at the Malmo Stadium as fans trooped to see their Swedish all-time record goalscorer.
The bronze statue which took four years to be constructed by artist Peter Linde, weighs half a ton and was commissioned by the Swedish FA. Ibrahimovic's supporters were outside the stadium when the charismatic 38-year-old addressed the crowd. "When you come to New York you have the Statue of Liberty, when you come to Sweden you have the Statue of Zlatan." The effigy represents Ibrahimovic's trademark goal celebration, which supporters have got used to over the years He scored 62 goals in 116 appearances in his national colors and has gone to score more than 400 combined playing for Ajax, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Paris-Saint Germain, Manchester United and LA Galaxy.
"When you come to New York you have the Statue of Liberty, when you come to Sweden you have the Statue of Zlatan."—Zlatan Ibrahimovic 🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/EsXae83mJn— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 8, 2019