A bronze statue of former Manchester United striker- Zlatan Ibrahimovic was unveiled on Tuesday in Malmo, Sweden. In a jamboree event, hundreds of fans gathered to see the unveiling outside Malmo’s stadium.
The 8ft 9in tall statue has been commissioned by Swedish FA. It has been created by Swedish artist Peter Linde and weighs almost 500kg.
“No matter where you come from, where you are, no matter what you look like, the statue is the symbol that anything is possible,” commented Ibrahimovic with reference to the statue.
The legendary character of the champion was commemorated as the 38-year old scored 62 goals in 116 games in Sweden between 2001 and 2016.
Ibrahimovic kick started his career in his hometown Malmo, before he played for AC Milan, Ajax, Barcelona Juventus, Inter Milan, Paris St-Germain and United. He began playing for Manchester United in the MLS in 2018.
Ibrahimovic also has an effigy in the Grevin wax museum in Paris. With this event, Ibrahimovic has joined the other legends such as David Beckham, Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Egypt striker Mohamed Salah who also have been honored with statues in the past.