The Swedish striker will continue to play in Italian football next season.
Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic renewed his contract with AC Milan until 2022 on Thursday and will join the 40-year-old club, where he will remain in the soccer elite until at least the age of 40.
Ibrahimovic was born on October 3, 1981, and decided to extend his legendary career for another year and join such stars as Argentine Javier Zanetti, Welsh Ryan Giggs, Italians Francesco Totti and Paolo Maldini or Cameroonian Roger Milla, who scored 42 in the 1994 World Cup.
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The Swedish striker will continue his victorious career in the Netherlands with Ajax; Italy with Juventus, Inter Milan and Milan. Spain, with Barcelona; France with Paris Saint-Germain and England with Manchester United.
His record includes 31 titles, with league titles raised in the Netherlands (2 with Ajax), in Spain (one with Barcelona), Italy (three with Inter and one with Milan) and France (four with Paris Saint-Germain).
Although he was never able to be a true champion in the Champions League, he won the European League title with Manchester United in 2017, the year he suffered a serious cruciate ligament injury, as he turned 36 years old that seemed to be closing his career. In the elite. It looked like, but he couldn’t.
After his time in the US, at the Los Angeles Galaxy, marked by great goals, but also without titles and major quarrels for his pronouncements when he said goodbye (“Thank you Los Angeles Galaxy for making me feel alive again. To Galaxy Fans: I loved Zlatan and I gave you Zlatan” You are welcome. The story continues. Now go back to watching baseball. ”) Ibrahimovi returned to Milan and culminated in a real rebirth.
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He scored ten goals in 18 matches in his first six months, from January to August 2020, and this year his performance has grown even more.
He has fifteen goals in his 18 Serie A matches and a total of 17 goals in 25 matches. “Top” level attacker numbers despite your identity.
At the start of this season, he had a few moments of pure footballing ability. He scored ten goals in his first six matches and averaged one goal every 56 minutes.
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Of course, the intense rhythm of this campaign caused him some muscle injuries that slowed his performance, although Milan showed important signs of growth as well thanks to his leadership in the locker room and fighting to return to the Champions League seven years later. waiting.
If they win the European Cup ticket, Milan will be able to take on them relying on Zlatan, who on October 3 will celebrate his 40 years still in the elite.
He will join stars like Zanetti, Inter flag, Giggs, United legend, Totti, the eternal captain of Roma, and goalkeepers like Gianluigi Buffon, who still rivals Juventus, German Jens Lehmann, Dutchman Edwin van der Sar or Hungary’s Gabor Kiraly.
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Paolo Maldini, Englishman Teddy Sheringham, Peruvian Claudio Pizarro, Italians Amedeo Carboni and Dino Zoff or Brazilian Rivaldo are others who managed to break the 40-year mark as active players.