Praise Zlatan

Malmo hotel has Zlatan suite instead of presidential suite

The Zlatan Suite Before Zlatan Ibrahimovic became overlord of the universe, he was king of Malmo, Sweden. He was born there and he began his career there. So, it’s only right that instead of a presidential suite, the new Clarion Hotel in town has a Zlatan Ibrahimovic suite on its 23rd floor. “There is only one …

Zlatan gracefully accepts defeat to Neymar and Barcelona

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned from suspension to stand on the pitch and watch Barcelona dispatch PSG from the Champions League in tidy fashion. It was yet another indignity at the Camp Nou for the former Barca player, who also lost there in the group stage this season and was eliminated from the quarterfinals there on away …

Luis Suarez provokes the wrath of Zlatan

During the first leg of PSG and Barcelona’s Champions League quarterfinal, Luis Suarez nutmegged David Luiz and went on to score twice in a span of 13 minutes. Twice he did this! Twice! Though Barcelona went on to concede a late own goal in the 3–1 away win, Luiz’s greatest embarrassment since last summer’s World …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is just a bellboy who hit his head

Back in 2002, when Zlatan Ibrahimovic only just began Daring to Zlatan at Ajax, he filmed a sketch that revealed his entire career to be the dream of a concussed bellboy. According to the clip, the elbow to the head that Zlatan suffered from a Hungarian goalkeeper while scoring for Sweden that year was actually …

Moldova keeper blasts clearance off Zlatan’s head for a goal

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FIvaZJdBzsA Such is the power of Zlatan Ibrahimovic that he can suck the ball towards his own head and score without even trying. He demonstrated this skill in Sweden’s match against Moldova, when the opposing keeper attempted a simple clearance but blasted the ball directly into Zlatan’s head instead, causing it it to ricochet back …

Referee tries to withhold match ball from Zlatan, ultimately fails

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YuywC5bDl5U Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat trick in PSG’s 3–1 win against Lorient last Friday and after the match, he asked the referee for the ball, as is customary. The ref bravely refused to hand it over, though, forcing Zlatan to ask him for it again in the tunnel. “Wait, wait, I decide,” the ref …

Belgian newsman calls Zlatan Ibrahimovic “Ibrahim Zlatanovic”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Sl7AmLujugU As angry as Zlatan Ibrahimovic was at the referees of France last weekend, nothing can compare to the hellfire he must have directed towards RTL’s Michel De Maegd for daring to jumble his name into “Ibrahim Zlatanovic” on television. The error came after Zlatan was sent off as PSG eliminated Chelsea from the Champions …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes on referee rant after PSG loss

https://www.youtube.com/embed/CVl465YQMvM Zlatan Ibrahimovic was furious after PSG’s 3–2 loss to Bordeaux, in which he scored both of his side’s goals. After walking off the pitch with his teammates, Zlatan shouted at a match official and said, “Played 15 years, never seen refereeing this shit country. Don’t even deserve PSG in this country.” The rant was …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s player ratings: Chelsea Babies v PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was harshly sent off 31 minutes into the second leg of the Chelsea-PSG Champions League round of 16 tie for a 50–50 challenge with Oscar. Despite being reduced to 10 men, PSG pushed a lackluster Chelsea side to extra time, where they recovered from going a goal down to advance on away goals. …