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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Best Quotes of All Time

Some of the most iconic quotes from the famous football player.

“First I went left, he did too. Then I went right, and he did too. Then I went left again, and he went to buy a hot dog.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I didn’t injure you on purpose, and you know that. If you accuse me again I’ll break both your legs, and that time it will be on purpose.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Mido picked up a pair of scissors and flung them at me. It was completely nuts. The scissors whizzed past my head, straight into the concrete wall and made a crack in it. I went over and gave him a smack, but 10 minutes later we left with our arms around each other. Much later I discovered our team manager had kept those scissors as a souvenir, to show his kids.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Then Guardiola started his philosopher thing. I was barely listening. Why would I? It was advanced bullshit about blood, sweat and tears, that kind of stuff.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Guardiola was staring at me and I lost it. I thought ‘there is my enemy, scratching his bald head!’. I yelled to him: ‘You have no balls!’ and probably worse things than that.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I was like, ‘No way, Zlatan doesn’t do auditions’. “I thought ‘You either know me or you don’t and if you don’t know me you can’t really want me’.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch so it is not worthwhile to wait for the World Cup.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“What Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“At Barca, players were banned from driving their sports cars to training. I thought this was ridiculous – it was no one’s business what car I drive – so in April, before a match with Almeria, I drove my Ferrari Enzo to work. It caused a scene.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I can play in the 11 positions because a good player can play anywhere.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

‘It was a joke,’ I explained. “The cops laughed, but a photographer appeared and snapped a photo. Idiot that I was, I put on a huge grin. You can imagine what happened next.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“People trashtalk me. I’ve heard so much s**t over the years: ‘F****** gypsy’, stuff about my mum – all that stuff. I retaliate with my body, not with words.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I’m not used to winning nothing – it’s the first time it’s happened to me. I’m disappointed. It’s a failure.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Major League Soccer Quotes

Zlatan Ibrahimovic best quotes from his time in LA.

“Not my teammates. Because my teammates are with me, so if I’m a Ferrari, they are Ferraris, too.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Here, I am like a Ferrari among Fiats.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

​​”I feel young. I said once before I feel like Benjamin Button. I was born old, now I will die young. Don’t worry about my age. When I came to England they all said I was old and I came in a wheelchair. After three months I conquered England and they said I was flying.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

 “I came here because I have won a lot; I didn’t come to relax. That’s what I am. It’s not for nothing I have won 33 trophies. I think that is more than the whole MLS.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“They’re lucky I didn’t come 10 years ago because I would be the president today.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I am the MVP of the MVPs, so I don’t focus on that.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“The commenters on MLSsoccer.com know nothing. They are the Fiats of commenters.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“They’re lucky I didn’t come 10 years ago because I would be the president today.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I came from my own planet, with something that no one has seen. I’m a guy from this area that they think is the ghetto. They saw me differently, they did not make me feel welcome, they did not make me feel like everyone else, but I came with something else and now they follow that. I came from my own planet – Planet Zlatan.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I feel like I am hunted,” Ibrahimovic said. “But when you are the best, you’re hunted.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“They wanted Zlatan, I gave them Zlatan.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Now go back to watch baseball.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Inspirational Zlatan Ibrahimovic Quotes On Success

Quotes that will inspire you towards your path of success.

“If you are different, or you have minimum possibilities, you can still succeed. I am living proof of that.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Never judge a person if you don’t know him.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When you have my confidence, I will do 200% for you.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“The older I get, the better I get.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“You never forget where you came from.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I do not need a trophy to tell myself that I am the best.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I did many stupid things. I made many mistakes but I learnt from everything. I still make mistakes; I still learn from them. Nobody is perfect.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I think I am difficult to satisfy, because when I win something, I’m already thinking about the next step, and that is maybe a problem for me. I’m not enjoying the moment. I’m already on the mission to win the next trophy.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I can’t help but laugh at how perfect I am.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Anything that happens in your life was meant to happen. It is your destiny. I was destined to have the life I have now, and I can’t have any regrets.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I read all the time that people think I’m arrogant. They say I am cocky, a bad character. I had that from a young age. But when they meet me, they say, ‘That image doesn’t fit you.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Nothing is written in stone, as a career is an unpredictable journey.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I always put myself second – I like others happy.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I decide my future. I decide what I want to do. Nobody else. If I decide this will be my last year, maybe it is. If I decide it will be my last contract, I decide that. Nobody else. So I will decide when the moment is there.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Some coaches prefer players who will just do whatever he tells them to. It’s like, if you’re at school with a load of 10-year-old boys and you tell them to jump, everyone will start to jump. But the intelligent boy will ask, ‘Why should I jump? Why?’ That can be difficult for a lot of coaches, and I understand that.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“The way that I opened the door for the young people that come from where I come from and that have a different background, that is what I want to be remembered for.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“You were born as the one you are.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“The way that I opened the door for the young people that come from where I come from and that have a different background, that is what I want to be remembered for.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I had time with my mother, but I really lived with my father. One time he gave all his salary so I could travel to a training camp. He couldn’t pay the rent, but he did that.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“If I had an ego as big as the Eiffel Tower, would I have won this many collective trophies? I know people like to talk about it. And O.K., I am not going to answer every story. But maybe I will let my collective trophies speak for themselves. I don’t know many other footballers who have won as much. Do you?” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When people criticize me, instead of putting my head down, it gives me energy to do even more.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“If you are too nice, you will just get eaten alive. The football world is not always a nice place.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“That’s my hunger. If I start to relax, and I lose that, then I had better stop my football. I need that hunger. I still feel I need to do things 10 times better than other players. Just to be accepted and to improve myself.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Whenever life’s at a standstill, I need some action.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I still feel I need to do things 10 times better than other players. Just to be accepted and to improve myself.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I always want to become better. If never being satisfied is a problem, then I have it. At least it’s a good problem.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I wish anyone in this world could go to his fridge and pick whatever he wants. Because the day you open your fridge and there is nothing in it, it is difficult.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“My confidence can come back very quickly.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Every player needs a little time to adjust to new teammates and the mentality of the coach when you change clubs.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When I went to Juventus, I was young, but in training, I had legends like Fabio Cannavaro and Lilian Thuram marking me. I had to work hard to get my respect.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“If I’d gone into taekwondo, I’d probably have won several Olympic medals.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When I took my shirt off against Caen, everybody asked what these new tattoos were. I had 15 removable tattoos on my body; they are the names of real people who are suffering from hunger in the world.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I came like a king, I left like a legend.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I have a big heart.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Quotes About Confidence

Quotes that will inspire you to become a better version of yourself.

“I do not need a trophy to tell me I am the best.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Absolutely not. I have ordered a plane. It is much faster.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I always want to become better. If never being satisfied is a problem, then I have it.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I like fireworks too, but I set them off in gardens or in kebab stands. I never set fire to my own house.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I didn’t injure you on purpose and you know that. If you accuse me again I’ll break both your legs, and that time it will be on purpose.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Onyewu resembled a heavyweight boxer. He was nearly 6-foot-5 and weighed over 15 stone, but he couldn’t handle me.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Who needs a nickname? To be afraid of me, just watch me play” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“The older I get, the better I get. like red wine.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Anything that happens in your life was meant to happen. It is your destiny. It was my destiny to have the life I have now, and I can’t have any regrets.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I think I am difficult to satisfy, because when I win something, I’m already thinking about the next step, and that is maybe a problem for me. I’m not enjoying the moment. I’m already on the mission to win the next trophy.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“First I went left; he did too. Then I went right and he did too. Then I went left again and he went to buy a hot dog.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Nothing is written in stone, as a career is an unpredictable journey.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“No way, Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I can’t help but laugh at how perfect I am.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When people criticize me, instead of putting my head down, it gives me energy to do even more.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“What do you mean, ‘present?’ She got Zlatan.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I came like a king, I left like a legend.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“We are looking for an apartment; if we do not find anything, then we will buy a hotel.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Give them a bicycle with my autograph and that will be enough.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“What [John] Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I decide my future. I decide what I want to do. Nobody else.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I can play in the eleven positions because a good player can play anywhere.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“It’s true I don’t know much about the players here, but they definitely know who I am.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I have a big heart.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Guardiola was staring at me and I lost it. I thought ‘there is my enemy, scratching his bald head!’. I yelled to him: ‘You have no balls” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Some things are made by destiny, yes, other things by hard work, but quality you don’t learn. Quality you are born with.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“If you are too nice, you will just get eaten alive.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“We usually say that you cannot become a legend before death. But I am a living legend” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I did many stupid things. I made many mistakes but I learnt from everything. I still make mistakes; I still learn from them. Nobody is perfect. I still feel I need to do things 10 times better than other players. Just to be accepted and to improve myself.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I have a big heart.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“You never forget where you come from.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I think I am difficult to satisfy, because when I win something, I’m already thinking about the next step, and that is maybe a problem for me. I’m not enjoying the moment. I’m already on the mission to win the next trophy.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Inspirational Zlatan Ibrahimovic Quotes

Quotes to inspire you for when you need a boost in your day.

“I came like a king, I left like a legend.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Never judge a person if you don’t know him.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Whenever life’s at a standstill, I need some action.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I decide my future. I decide what I want to do. Nobody else.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Nothing is written in stone, as a career is an unpredictable journey.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“If you are too nice, you will just get eaten alive.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I always put myself second – I like others happy.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Never forget where you came from.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When people criticize me, instead of putting my head down, it gives me energy to do even more.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I always want to become better. If never being satisfied is a problem, then I have it.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

If you are different, or you have minimum possibilities, you can still succeed. I am living proof of that.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

When you have my confidence, I will do 200% for you.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I wish anyone in this world could go to his fridge and pick whatever he wants. Because the day you open your fridge and there is nothing in it, it is difficult.”  – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I do not need a trophy to tell myself that I am the best.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Funny Quotes

Some quotes from the famous football player that will give you a dose of humor.

“Some things are made by destiny, yes, other things by hard work, but quality you don’t learn. Quality you are born with.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I can play in the 11 positions because a good player can play anywhere.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“An injured Zlatan is a serious thing for any team.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Swedish style? No. Yugoslavian style? Of course not. It has to be Zlatan-style.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I like fireworks too, but I set them off in gardens or in kebab stands. I never set fire to my own house.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I don’t think that you can score as spectacular a goal as those of Zlatan in a video game — even though these games are very realistic these days.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“People trashtalk me. I’ve heard so much s— over the years: ‘F—ing gypsy’, stuff about my mum — all that stuff. I retaliate with my body, not with words.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“You never forget where you came from.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I do not need a trophy to tell myself that I am the best.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Never judge a person if you don’t know him.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When you have my confidence, I will do 200% for you.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When people criticise me, instead of putting my head down, it gives me energy to do even more.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“If I’d gone into taekwondo, I’d probably have won several Olympic medals.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari you put premium petrol in the tank, you hit the motorway and you step on the gas. Guardiola filled up with diesel and took a spin in the countryside. He should have bought a Fiat.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Wherever I go, people recognize me, call my name, cheer me.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I didn’t injure you on purpose and you know that. If you accuse me again I’ll break both your legs, and that time it will be on purpose.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“First I went left; he did too. Then I went right and he did too. Then I went left again and he went to buy a hot dog.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Who needs a nickname? To be afraid of me, just watch me play.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“We were looking through his playlist in the dressing room — there were lots of Justin Bieber, Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez. It is nice to know that even David Beckham doesn’t have good taste in everything.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I can’t help but laugh at how perfect I am.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I can play in the eleven positions because a good player can play anywhere.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“It’s true I don’t know much about the players here, but they definitely know who I am.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I don’t believe they can change the Eiffel Tower for my statue, even the people behind the club. But if they can, I will stay here — I promise you.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“There was the thought that this would send me into retirement. I sent their entire country into retirement.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“A World Cup without me is nothing to watch, so it is not worth waiting for the World Cup.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“It felt like I had 11 babies around me.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Who needs a nickname? To be afraid of me, just watch me.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I think I’m like wine. The older I get, the better I get.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“You can’t coach brilliance like that.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I won’t be the King of Manchester, I will be the god of Manchester.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Arsene Wenger asked me to have a trial with Arsenal when I was 17. I turned it down. Zlatan doesn’t do auditions.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I don’t give a s*** who wins. I’m going on holiday.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I read all the time that people think I’m arrogant. They say I am cocky, a bad character. I had that from a young age. But when they meet me, they say, ‘That image doesn’t fit you.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“There was the thought that this would send me into retirement. I sent their entire country into retirement.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I don’t believe they can change the Eiffel Tower for my statue, even the people behind the club. But if they can, I will stay here — I promise you.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“We are looking for an apartment; if we do not find anything, then we will just buy a hotel.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Give them a bicycle with my autograph and that will be enough.” – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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