Monthly Archives: May 2013

Zlatan on winning the player of the year

Yesterday Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals in the 3-1 victory against Brest. Tonight he threw on the tuxedo and went to the French Football Awards, Trophées UNFP du football. There he would find out if the players and coaches in the league voted Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the player of the year in the French league, Ligue 1.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was nominated for the award of player of the year along with teammates Thiago Silva and Blaise Matuidi and Saint Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. And when the winner was read out Zlatan Ibrahimovic could conclude that prize as the player belonged to him.

zlatan Ibrahimovic

zlatan Ibrahimovic

It was a tough battle for votes with defense giant Thiago Silva, who should have been ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic well into the counting of votes. But when all the votes was counted together eventually Zlatan Ibrahimovic won.
– A great honor to receive this award by David Ginola, a double honor that way. I respect all the players, but I particularly want to thank the members of our staff. We were favorites and we managed to win, thanks coach and all the players, it was a hard job, but to succeed in this way is fantastic. Thanks to all the other nominees and thank all said Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he accepted the award.

Zlatan now joins a great list of players who have won this award before hime. Or what about David Ginola in 1994, Zinedine Zidane in 1996 and Didier Drogba in 2004?
– We had already won the title, it was the most important. It’s fun to be good individually, but that’s mainly because the team is good. Last year, I sis not win any title and it was not fun. Without the prices a season is not a success. Things like this is important, to win the top scorer is just a bonus.

Carlo Ancelotti has otherwise been in the headlines in France by the increasingly strong rumors that Carlo Ancelotti is leaving for Real Madrid this season. In the mixed zone, he was asked about what happens if Carlo Ancelotti disappears.
– I do not know. I have not heard anything, nothing is official. I do not think he’s going to leave, I’ve had a fantastic season with him, I’ve done such a fantastic season thanks to him, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

When asked whether he will remain next year, he came straight to Ancelotti again.
– It depends on who is coaching the team … No, I’m kidding, I’m happy here and have two years left on the contract. Paris is a big project, I hope to be here next year too and win as well.

For Zlatan now only one league match remains of the season, away against Lorient next weekend. Then he aims to outdo Jean-Pierre Papins goal record in PSG on 30 goals in the season 1989/90. Before the final round standing Zlatan Ibrahimovic has 29 goals, and with this Zlatan leads the top scorer with 10 goals.

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Carlo Ancelotti wants to leave PSG for Real

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed on Sunday that Carlo Ancelotti wants to leave the club – to become Real Madrid’s new coach after Jose Mourinho. On Sunday evening Ancelotti commented for the first time the transfer rumors – on the stage during the French football gala.
– Real Madrid is a possibility but there are also other possibilities. My desire is to leave the club, he says, according to French Eurosport, when he won the award for best coach together with Christophe Galtier from Saint-Etienne.

When asked what the reason he wants to leave, Ancelotti answered.
– It is not the time to talk about it and maybe I’ll never explain why I want to leave.

It was after a meeting with sporting director Leonardo and president Nasser Al-Khelaifi as Carlo Ancelotti declared his will on Sunday afternoon. But both the club and the team’s top scorer and star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, wants him to reconsider.
– I want him to stay, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he won the award as player of the year in Ligue 1.
– Our priority is that he’ll stay, said Leonardo to l’Equipe earlier on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti respects the players opinion, but hope to leave.
– I need to take a decision, my desire is to leave the club.

Ancelotti’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain extends over next season.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal against Brestois

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s amazing goal in the game against Stade Brestois. Already in the 5th minute Zlatan Ibrahimovic came free and scored a goal.

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PSG celebrations after league title

Paris Saint-Germain Celebrations after the league title were a real spectacle. Check out the video of it here

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic set new goal record

Already ready league champion PSG faced the already relegation ready Brest. Nine starting players had dyed their hair in French colors red, blue and white. Two had not done it and it was superstars David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But the two had other things to enjoy. For Beckham, the match is according to British Daily Mail, the last game ever in his career

Zlatan Ibrahimovic accounted for a really class goal as early as the fourth minute when he scored 1-0 with a low finish. It was Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 28th goal in Ligue 1 this season – and he thereby reached his personal record for number of league goals. In the 30th minute the visitors keeper Alexis Thebaux was forced to capitulate again when David Beckham struck a perfect corner kick that was met by Blaise Matiudi. 2-0.

zlatan Ibrahimovic

zlatan Ibrahimovic

And just five minutes later it was time for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to beat his personal best. This time the goal came from a free kick. And what a kick it was. The shot from about 30 yards was rock hard and meant 3-0, although the keeper got a hand on it. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s two goals in the final match he beat Jean-Pierre Papins French league record of 30 goals.

Paris SG had already secured the French league title and there was a party last night in Paris. Nine players colored their hair – and Beckham was captain.

In the 81st minute there were strong scenes when Beckham, who is retiring from football after this season, crying left the field and was praised by fellow players and spectators. It was the Englishman’s last game in front of the home crowd.

After the match against Brest the league title was celebrated at the Parc des Princes. Then Paris Saint-Germain brought both light and music show, with a glittering Eiffel Tower in the background.
– I want to thank all the supporters, the whole team and all the coaches, said Zlatan Ibrahimovic on shaky French.

The transfer fees and player wages have hit the roof – and when their third league title would be celebrated after a Saturday match in the capital, PSG spread it on a lot. The lights on the stadium was shut down and to the sounds of French artists like Kavinsky and rap stars like Rick Ross the audience and viewers was given a 25-minute light and firework show.

After the spectacle the players stepped out one by one to the cheers of the audience and had a chance to speak on stage. At the march out the club had deployed fire displays that formed a flaming corridor. When it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s turn to go out, he went so close to a jet of flame that he had surprised jogging aside – and then offered at a tanning.
– I want to thank all the supporters, the whole team and all the coaches, said Zlatan Ibrahimovic on shaky French, much to the crowd’s delight and teammates.

Zlatan concluded by calling out the club’s slogan:
– Ici c’est Paris (this is Paris)!

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Zlatan almost set on fire in celebrations

Video how Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost was set on fire during the PSG celebrations of the league title.

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PSG vs Brest, Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal

Here is the video of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s amazing goal against Brest.
It sure was an amazing freekick.

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Fabio Capello to join PSG

Carlo Ancelotti is still the coach of the French expectant league champions Paris Saint Germain. But since February of this year, there have been behind the scenes more or less clear that Ancelotti is leaving the club and Real Madrid are said to be the next target of the trip for the Italian.
– It could be hours before it becomes official that he is leaving, said a source in Milan who is intimately familiar with Ancelotti.

zlatan career

zlatan career

The same source states that Paris Saint Germains management now, behind the scenes, are discussing a new name and that one of them they think is best, is another Italian great coach Fabio Capello.

Something that is confirmed by another Italian contact:
– The management in Paris Saint Germain know they have to replace Ancelotti with another really big name. Otherwise they really think some of the the big players might leave. Thiago Silva is courted hard by Barcelona and if he goes it will be even harder to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic, said the source, adding:
– Capello is one of the names mentioned.

Fabio Capello has contracts with the Russian Football Federation over the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the question is whether it is possible to redeem him – and if he wants.
– Capello is recognized as a man that is fond of money and PSG can offer very big money. But yes, it’s a very difficult business to get into, we’ll see what happens, says the source.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was coached by Fabio Capello at Juventus, 2004 to 2006 so they both know each other quite well. When it comes to Juventus interest in Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a fierce internal struggle going on between coach Antonio Conte and the club management about the investments this coming season.

It has been very chilly between Conte and Marotta and president Andrea Agnelli. Conte threatened to leave Juventus if he was not given more promises of new major players.
– Now we are in agreement, however, announced Conte and Andrea Agnelli to the media the other day. It thus seems like Conte has been forced to accept that they will not be as big as he wants – something that makes that the gold coach may be forced to drop the dream of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join Juventus.

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David Beckham about his career and Zlatan

This weekend David Beckham became champion with Paris Saint-Germain. It has been speculated that he will remain in the French club, but with two league games left of the season, 38-year-old announced that football career is over.
– I am grateful that PSG enables me to continue, but I feel that now is the right time to finish my career, says Beckham.

David Beckham

David Beckham

The magazine Café recently did an interview with David Beckham where he talked about his relationship with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
– I have always respected Zlatan as a player. Now I know him and he is a great person, a good friend. Above all, he is a winner. To become a top player, one of the best strikers in the world, you have to work hard. If Zlatan does not win the small games at practicehe gets a little angry and it says something about him. With his talent and passion, it is an honor to play at his side, says Beckham to the magazine.
– We have eaten a few dinners together. In a team, it happens of course you go out and eat together.

It seems like even though David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the famous Bieber incident they still remain friends.

During his time at LA Galaxy Beckham was playing with Christian “Chippen” Wilhelmsson, who has a lower back tattoo that is similar to David Beckhams.
– It is very similar, not exactly the same, but similar. He concealed the fact that he had it for me during the first few weeks, but I managed to get a glimpse of it in the end. He is an amazing person. Just like Zlatan, he is a very down to earth and friendly guy, who had a large part of our success last season. It would be great to see him again sometime.

Beckham says he has no plans to begin a coaching career.
– Manager? I’ve never been interested in it. In that case, I like more to coach children. But you never know, says David Beckham.

With the money David Beckham has earned during his career we are sure he would be fine with just quiting football. Just yesterday it was announced in Sports Illustrated that David Beckham makes the most of all athletes outside USA.

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PSG wants Cristiano Ronaldo, offer huge salary

The latest rumors today is that PSG wants Cristiano Ronaldo and are ready to offer him a guge salary if he decides to join PSG. Cristiano Ronaldo is making headlines in both Madrid and France today. According to the French newspaper l’Equipe PSG is still in the hunt for Cristiano Ronaldo’s signature. According to the newspaper the French champions Paris Saint-Germain has now offered Ronaldo a lucrative contract to lure him to Paris.

The contract shall according to l’Equipe give him an annual salary of huge 15 million Euro net. PSG are also ready to pay Real Madrid 86 million Euro and Real Madrid are said to be ready to negotiate a deal. Such a salary would give Cristiano Ronaldo almost exactly twice as much in earnings as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who according to Le Parisien is earning 7.7 million Euro a year in PSG.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

The news are also currently circulating in Spain, where the Madrid-based newspaper AS has Cristiano Ronaldo on the front page. Even here the confirmed transfer sum is said to be 86 million Euro and according to AS PSG are ready to let their manager Carlo Ancelotti go to Real Madrid if they in turn agrees to let Cristiano Ronaldo go.

Ronaldo has two years left on the contract with Real Madrid and late in April the club’s president said that Real Madrid would extend his contract. But according to AS, Ronaldo has not been particularly keen to extend with the club.

This year, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 34 league goals in as many matches and the Champions League, he has managed to score a total of 12 goals. Closest to this amount of goals is Borussia Dortmunds Robert Lewandowski who has scored 10 goals so far.

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