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Zlatan will earn over 1000 million Swedish kronor

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.

zlatan career information

zlatan career information

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.

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Sweden vs Faroe Islands

Sweden needed to score a lot of goals in the home game against the Faroe Islands to improve the goal difference in the battle for second place. There were however only two goals scored in the whole game.

In the 35th minute Zlatan Ibrahimovic played the ball to Mikael Lustig, got it back and scored 1-0.
Sweden had several chances to score more goals in the second half. Ola Toivonen had the best chance when he was totally free in the 75th minute, but the keeper made ​​the save.

zlatan career

zlatan career

Shortly later Andreas Granqvist was sent off after a bout and is therefore off against Ireland. Zlatan ended up at the same time in squabbling with Gunnar Nielsen and pushed into the goalie.
Sweden got a penalty in the 81st minute after Zlatan Ibrahimovic had been pulled down. Ibrahimovic ended up once again in trouble with Nielsen after having tossed the ball into the face of the goalie.
– I do not see him. It’s a no look pass, so that’s good. I meet him, says Zlatan.

– If I fall, Zlatan had gotten a red card. I do not think he shows me respect, but I guess he is like that, says Nielsen.
Zlatan did not agree with him.
– He should have saved the penalty instead.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the penalty shot safely into the goal and celebrated before Nielsen. After the match, he explained why.
– He talks too much. He should be quiet. It felt like they whined the whole match. I’ve never met a team that is whining so much. Focus on running and playing and maybe you get one point, says Zlatan and continues:
– It was on all the time, I do not understand it. But they provoke in all the wrong ways. I laugh at it. It makes me more psyched.
Sweden is now on 11 points, just like Ireland and Austria. But Austria has six goals better goal difference than Sweden. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was however still happy after the game.

 

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Comments about Faroe Island game

The loss against Austria means that Sweden can basically forget the first place and a direct advancement to the World Cup. The first place spot is now almost dedicated for Germany. But it will be a thriller between three teams of that other place – Sweden, Ireland and Austria. Swedish victory on Tuesday against the Faroe Islands and all of the trio have eleven points. Then, goal difference becomes crucial.

And against the weak Faroe Islands it is important for Sweden to score many goals.
– It is especially important to do a lot of goals there, says Jonas Olsson.
– It we win big, like really big, says Andreas Granqvist.
– We get to play with five forwards says Johan Elmander with a laugh.

But in the squad are now only two forwards left for the game against the Faroe Islands because Elmander is off.

Will you bring in a new forward, Erik Hamrén?
– I have not thought about that right now. I have a few hours on me for the next game. You’ll have to wait and see.

Granqvist comments about that Elmander is banned from the next game:
– Does not really matter, we’ll win big anyway.

Andreas Isaksson is also banned for the next game.
You get a new goalkeeper, Andreas?
– He will not have as much to do against the Faroe Islands, said Granqvist.

Kristoffer Nordfeldt will replace Isaksson between the goal posts.
– It feels good. I’ve had a good season behind me and I’m ready for this, says the Holland pro.

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