If Zlatan Ibrahimovic meets his three-year contract with PSG, he will have played in over 1000 million Swedish kronor (~$125 million) just in salary during his pro career.
When Sweden’s best paid athlete of the week took holiday after thundered into 2-0 in World Cup qualifier match against the Faroe Islands Zlatan is expecting living the good life with cars, boats and luxury accommodation. Biggest concern will be to choose how he, his partner Helena Seger and the children will divide their time between summer houses and luxury apartments in Stockholm, New York, Milan, Paris and Miami.
It has been twelve years since Zlatan Ibrahimovic was bought from Malmo FF by the Dutch top team Ajax. In the eleven years up to 2012, he changed teams five times, Ajax-Juventus-Inter-Barcelona-Milan. In total he will have earned 687 million Swedish kronor in salary alone during this time, according to the sport business. Most of the payment he received in the final years of Inter and during his years in Barcelona, where his annual salary was around 120 million Swedish kronor.
Last summer Zlatan wrote a three-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). During the past year, he has helped PSG win the French league title. And he has signed for a salary of 113 million.
If all calculations are correct, this means that Zlatan Ibrahimovic (whose first name means “gold” in South Slavic) earned nearly 800 million Swedish kronor just in salary payments during his twelve year-long pro career. Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s sponsorship contract, which according to Forbes magazine valued at SEK 16 million in just the last twelve months, are not included in the sum. Neither his proceeds from the book “I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘which sold over 700,000 copies in Sweden and was exported to another 18 countries.
But Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career is not over yet. If Zlatan finishes his three-year contract with PSG, he can look forward to the same salary (113 million Swedish kronor) for two more years. This means that Ibrahimovic’s total payroll passes 1000 million Swedish kronor mark in early 2015.