Zlatan Ibrahimovi? (Swedish pronunciation: ?sla?tan ?bra?hi?m?v?t?, Bosnian: zl?tan ibrax??mo?it?; born 3 October 1981) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for LA Galaxy. Primarily a striker, he is a prolific goalscorer, who is best known for his technique, creativity, strength, ability in the air, and his powerful and accurate striking ability. He is currently the third-most decorated active footballer in the world,note 1 having won 32 trophies in his career.5 He has scored over 500 senior career goals for club and country.6
Ibrahimovi? began his career at Malmö FF in the late 1990s, where consistent standout performances earned him a move to Ajax. At Ajax, Ibrahimovi? gained a reputation as one of the most promising forwards in Europe, and departed two years later to sign for Juventus. He excelled in Serie A in a strike partnership with David Trezeguet, before joining domestic rivals Inter Milan in 2006, where he was named to the UEFA Team of the Year in both 2007 and 2009. In addition, Ibrahimovi? would finish as the league’s top scorer in 2008–09 and win three straight Scudetti. In the summer of 2009, he moved to Barcelona in one of the world’s most expensive transfers, before returning to Italy the following season, joining Milan in a deal that made him one of the highest-paid players in the world.7 He won another Scudetto with Milan in the 2010–11 season, before joining Paris Saint-Germain in July 2012. During his four-season stay in France, Ibrahimovi? won four consecutive Ligue 1 titles, three Coupes de la Ligue, two Coupes de France and was the top scorer in Ligue 1 for three seasons. He was named in the FIFA World XI for 2013. In October 2015, he became PSG’s all time leading goalscorer, and finished his PSG career with 156 goals in 180 competitive matches.8 After a brief stint with Manchester United, where he captured the UEFA Europa League and two domestic trophies, Ibrahimovi? joined LA Galaxy in 2018.