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Zlatan unveils a topless sculpture of himself

Zlatan unveils a topless sculpture of himself

Swedish great Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been honoured with a statue in his hometown of Malmo.

On Tuesday afternoon, supporters flocked to Malmo’s stadium to see Ibrahimovic himself unveil the bronze statue, commissioned by the Swedish FA in honour of their all-time record goalscorer.

The statue is the work of Swedish artist Peter Linde and stands at 8.9 feet tall while weighing approximately half a ton – taking four years to construct.

Hundred of fans gathered outside the stadium in Malmo as Ibrahimovic addressed the crowd at the venue where he where he made his professional debut as a teenager back in 1999.

The statue was commissioned by the Swedish FA in honour of their all-time record goalscorer
The statue was commissioned by the Swedish FA in honour of their all-time record goalscorer

The effigy pays tribute to his iconic goal celebration, which fans have become accustomed to over time.

Ibrahimovic netted a very impressive 62 goals in 116 games for the Sweden national team.

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The sculpture pays tribute to the Swede's iconic goal celebration from over the years
The sculpture pays tribute to the Swede’s iconic goal celebration from over the years

Back in 2012, Ibrahimovic was also honoured back in Malmo by having his name added to the Walk of Fame of Sports at the Stadium Square in the city.

Hundreds of supporters attended the unveiling of the statue, which took four years to make
Hundreds of supporters attended the unveiling of the statue, which took four years to make

Ibrahimovic has scored more than 400 goals across his career for a number of top European sides including Barcelona, Paris-Saint Germain and Manchester United.

Source: Daily Mail

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