Images of the statue of Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be erected outside the Friends Arena in Stockholm have emerged online for the first time and Allsoccerplanet is proud to bring them to your purview.
The Swedish FA announced on Monday that a 2.7 metre monument will be erected outside the stadium where the former PSG striker netted four goals against England in 2012 to immortalise their national hero.
Ibrahimovic, who has scored 62 goals in 116 appearances for Sweden, was named the country’s best footballer for the 10th straight year on Monday night at a swanky ceremony in his hometown, his 11th overall. No player from Sweden has won it more than twice.
Accepting the award, Ibrahimovic said: “It feels unreal. Many are thinking “Why him?” and so on, but after all the hard work over 15 years in the national team and 20 years in my club career, it feels like it’s being appreciated.
“You usually get this after you die, but I still feel alive. When I die, this statue will live on forever.”
Ibrahimovic who is at his eight club in his illustrious career, has netted eight goals for Jose Mourinho’s United team so far this season after the 35-year-old joined from PSG on a free transfer in the summer.