The ten best quotes from ‘I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic’

Zlatan bookThere are good football books and there are bad football books. Then there is ‘I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ which sits in a league of its own at the top end of the scale.

Open, honest, funny and sad in equal measure, the story of the Swedish striker from childhood to superstar is a must-read for any football fan, even if you think he’s a bit of a dickhead.

If you’re looking for a last minute stocking filler for a loved one this Christmas, buy them this then nick it for yourself a day later.

Here’s our favourite moments from the book:

  • “We won the UEFA Supercup, I was awesome.”
  • “An injured Zlatan is a properly serious thing for any team.”
  • “If Mourinho lights up a room, Guardiola draws the curtains.”
  • “I’ve done all kinds of shit. I don’t get into punch ups, though. All right, on the pitch I guess I’ve headbutted a few people.”
  • “One time I got dressed in all black, Rambo-style, and took a massive pair of bolt-cutters and nicked a military bike.”
  • “I haven’t been drunk too many times, just one episode where I passed out in the bathtub after the first Scudetto with Juventus. That was Trezeguet, that snake, who egged me on to drink shots.”
  • “What did she get for an engagement present?” “Whaddaya mean, present? She got Zlatan.”
  • “What the fuck! Southampton! Is that my level?”
  • “What John Carew does with a football, I can do with an orange.”
  • “Every bar I go to becomes a trendy hangout.”


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