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PIX: 'Powerhouse' statue of Ibrahimovic unveiled in his hometown

October 09, 2019 15:57 IST

'We are Zweden'

IMAGE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic poses in front of a bronze statue of him during the unveiling ceremony near Malmo Stadium, on Tuesday. Photograph: TT News Agency/Johan Nilsson/Reuters

Sweden's footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic unveiled his own shirtless bronze statue in his hometown of Malmo on Tuesday.

 

"We are Zweden," the LA Galaxy footballer captioned the picture on Twitter.

IMAGE: The statue depicts Ibrahimovic celebrating in his own trademark style, with arms outstretched. Photograph: TT News Agency/Johan Nilsson/Reuters

The 38-year-old began his professional career at the Malmo Stadium in 1999.

The statue depicts Ibrahimovic celebrating in his own trademark style, with arms outstretched.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

IMAGE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 30 goals to help LA Galaxy finish fifth in the Western Conference. Photograph: TT News Agency/Johan Nilsson/Reuters

However, his famous tattoos were not carved on the torso.

When the statue was being made, Ibrahimovic had shared a post on Instagram in 2016, saying "When you come to New York you have the Statue of Liberty, when you come to Sweden you have the Statue of Zlatan #comingsoon".

Ibrahimovic is enjoying a break ahead of the MLS playoffs. He has scored 30 goals from 29 regular-season games in 2019 to help his team finish fifth in the Western Conference.

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