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Giant bronze Ibrahimovic statue unveiled in Malmo

Sweden, Malmo
October 08, 2019 at 16:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

A giant bronze statue of Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was unveiled in his hometown of Malmo on Tuesday.

"I normally say I ate Sweden for breakfast, I ate Europe for lunch and I took the world by dinner. So that is how I describe the statue," Ibrahimovic said, as the statue was unveiled near the Stadion stadium, home of Malmo FF, where he started his career in 1999.

Made by Swedish artist Peter Linde, the sculpture stands at 2.7 metres (8.9 feet) tall and weighs about 500 kg (1,102 lbs).

Over the course of his professional career Ibrahimovic has played for Malmo FF, AFC Ajax, Juventus FC, FC Inter, FC Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG and Manchester United before moving to the US-based Major League Soccer in 2018.

Ibrahimovic took part in 116 matches with the Swedish national team, scoring 62 goals before playing his last game for Sweden at Euro 2016.

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A giant bronze statue of Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was unveiled in his hometown of Malmo on Tuesday.

"I normally say I ate Sweden for breakfast, I ate Europe for lunch and I took the world by dinner. So that is how I describe the statue," Ibrahimovic said, as the statue was unveiled near the Stadion stadium, home of Malmo FF, where he started his career in 1999.

Made by Swedish artist Peter Linde, the sculpture stands at 2.7 metres (8.9 feet) tall and weighs about 500 kg (1,102 lbs).

Over the course of his professional career Ibrahimovic has played for Malmo FF, AFC Ajax, Juventus FC, FC Inter, FC Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG and Manchester United before moving to the US-based Major League Soccer in 2018.

Ibrahimovic took part in 116 matches with the Swedish national team, scoring 62 goals before playing his last game for Sweden at Euro 2016.

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