- Zlatan Ibrahimovic unveils iconic statue of himself in front of Malmo Stadium
- The 38-year-old made his first professional debut in his hometown home ground
- The statue was commissioned by the Swedish FA to honour the all-time goalscorer
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given an iconic statue in his hometown in Malmo, Sweden.
The nine-foot eight inches tall work of art was unveiled at the Malmo stadium as fans trooped to see their Swedish all-time record goalscorer.
The bronze statue which took four years to be constructed by artist Peter Linde, weighs half a ton and was commissioned by the Swedish FA.
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Ibrahimovic's supporters were outside the stadium when the charismatic 38-year-old addressed the crowd.
"When you come to New York you have the Statue of Liberty, when you come to Sweden you have the Statue of Zlatan."
The effigy represents Ibrahimovic's trademark goal celebration, which supporters have got used to over the years
He scored 62 goals in 116 appearances in his national colors and has gone to score more than 400 combined playing for Ajax, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Paris-Saint Germain, Manchester United and LA Galaxy.
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