2015 European Player Rankings: Best 25 Strikers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This is the secondin a series of European player rankings that will cover each position on the pitch. Each player is assigned to a position based on their natural propensity and where they were deployed this past season, with more weight given to the latter.
Upon its release in 2011, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's autobiography,Jag Är Zlatan (I Am Zlatan), causedmore than a few waves largelyby virtue of being exactly the kind of book you'd expect Zlatan to write namely, 300-odd pages; 150 dedicated to his innate greatness and 150 dedicated to listing the many people he has kicked/wants to kickup the arse.
It's only taken him 124 games but Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated the launch of his new search engine with a hat-trick in PSG's 4-1 trouncing of Saint Etienne in the Coupe de France semi-finals last night, passing the 100-goal mark for the Parisians in the process.
It's quite possibly the last thing his enormo-ego needed, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic was bestowed with a life-size waxwork model of himself at the Musée Grévin in Paris last night, with the PSG strikertoddling along to unveil contemporary art's latest masterpiece.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic est l'un des joueurs le plu connu de football. Il est adoré et détesté pour son énergie, sa fierté, et son arrogance. Pour son club Paris Saint-Germain, il a montré qu'il est entre les meilleurs joueurs dans le terrain de foot avec ses nombreux honneurs et trophées. En 2013, Zlatan était «sur une autre planète.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes he is the risen lord. Does this come as a surprise to you? Of course it bloody well doesn't.
PSG midfielder Marco Verratti has describedhow Zlatan's soaring self-belief inspired the French side to win their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years back in 2013, after the Swedish behemoth revealed himself aslord and saviour to then-coach Carlo Ancelotti before a crucial game against Lyon.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has incurred the wrath of several animal rights groups after shooting an enormous 500kg moose during a Christmas hunting expedition in his native Sweden.
According to the grisly details published in Swedish newspaper Expressen, Ibrahimovic killed the half-ton moose with one shot through the heart much to the delight ofBo Skold, the head of the Swedish Hunting Association.
AC Milan and Inter Milan are set to battle it out for their former player Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer. Milan have taken the first step, with their general manager Adriano Galliani reported to have spoken with Paris Saint-Germain about the Swedish star earlier this week.
The Rossoneri are also reported to have sounded out his agent Mino Raiola.
The polarizing player for Paris Saint-Germain made a bold statement after scoring a goal less than 2 minutes into the game against Caen on Saturday. He removed his jersey, but rather than being in celebratory fashion, it was in the likes of charity.The action revealed the names of 50 starving people, that World Food Programme has worked with, temporarily tattooed on his body.
It's silly season! In this edition Chelsea are reportedly being linked with a move to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer from PSG!
What are your personal opinions of Ibrahimovic? Do you rate him as much as people make him out to be or do you think that despite his natural talent, he is overrated and would struggle in the Premier League if he was to come here next season?
Why Schneiderlin and Clyne should avoid Chelsea at all costs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite the remainder of this season still to be played out and silverware yet to be claimed, the British press are already in transfer rumour overdrive.
Although most websites can be ignored, having a reputable source such as The Guardian state that Chelsea are interested in Southampton pair Morgan Schneiderlin and Nathaniel Clyne deserves at least some consideration.
Drogba: Ibrahimovic is aggressive like me - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Didier Drogba has paid Paris Saint Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic a compliment by insisting he possesses similar attributes, especially with his aggressiveness on the pitch.
The Swedish striker has been accused of being selfish during his illustrious career that has seen him represent some of the biggest names in European football, including Barcelona, Juventus and Inter Milan.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed 15 temporary tattoos on Saturday after scoring against Ligue 1 outfit Caen. And surprise, surprise, they were the real names of people suffering from hunger around the world!
"When I took my shirt off against Caen, everybody asked what these new tattoos were.
Angel di Maria is the only Manchester United player to feature in the shortlist for the Ballon d'Or.
Gareth Bale (Wales), Karim Benzema (France), Diego Costa (Spain), Thibaut Courtois (Belgium), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Angel Di Maria (Argentina), Mario Gotze (Germany), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Toni Kroos (Germany), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Javier Mascherano (Argentina), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Muller (Germany), Manuel Neuer (Germany), Neymar (Brazil), Paul Pogba (France), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Arjen Robben (Holland), James Rodriguez (Colombia), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast).
...by which, of course, we mean they absolutely pick themselves once again.
The following 23 men are in contention for the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014:
Gareth Bale Karim Benzema Diego Costa Thibaut Courtois Cristiano Ronaldo Angel Di Maria Mario Götze Eden Hazard Zlatan Ibrahimovic Andres Iniesta Toni Kroos Philipp Lahm Javier Mascherano Lionel Messi Thomas Müller Manuel Neuer Neymar Paul Pogba Sergio Ramos Arjen Robben James Rodriguez Bastian Schweinsteiger Yaya Toure
The following ten coaches are in contention for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football 2014:
Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid) Antonio Conte (Juventus/Italy) Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich) Jurgen Klinsmann (USA) Joachim Loew (Germany) Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City) Alejandro Sabella (Argentina) Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) Louis van Gaal (Netherlands/Manchester United)
The winners of all of the awards will be revealed at the FIFA Ballon d'Or gala at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 12 January 2015, along with all the other little bits and bobs Sepp and his cronies dole out.
Barcelona get the rub of the green with this lucky equalizer courtesy of a Lionel Messi goal after he gets on the end of a fluffed Luis Suarez volley to cancel out Zlatan Ibrahimovic's opener four minutes previous.
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Tattoos are a prominent part in todays game of football. Whether they be works of art, religious allegiances, meaningful messages or propaganda, each star has the opportunity to showcase them to millions of viewers. In this piece I'm going to shed light on some of the more iconic pieces in today's game, and how they have been used to the benefit of others.
Having been bestowed withSweden's "Guldbollen" (i.e, Player of the Year) award for the eighth consecutive year and the ninth time overall, Zlatan Ibrahimovic momentarily misted up while delivering his acceptance speech mentioning, as he did, two late Swedish footballers,Klas Ingesson andPontus Segerstrom, who both passed away last month, as well as his own brother, Sakpo, who died of cancerback in April aged just 40.