Football: Zlatan Ibrahimovic ends his career at the age of 41

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announcing the end of his playing career at 41, telling AC Milan fans on Sunday evening June 4 that it was « time to say goodbye to (Site notre bureau spécialisé) ».

« It’s time to say goodbye to (Site notre bureau spécialisé), not just to you. There are too many emotions now, go Milan and goodbye », he launched into the microphone, on the ground of the San Siro stadium, after the victory of its partners against Hellas Verona (3-1) during the 38th and last day of the season.

AC Milan, the club to which it returned at the end of 2019 and which it largely won to bring back to the top, with in particular the title of Italian champion in 2022, announced on Saturday a ceremony to « thank Zlatan for the wonderful moments that we we spent together ».

Oldest goalscorer in history

Due to repeated injuries, the 40-year-old was unable to play this season. He returned to competition in February after coming off a left knee strike in May 2022. The Swede has changed just one game this season, in March, when they won 3-1 at Udinese.

It is now possible to learn more about the history of Serie A. At the end of March, it is possible to play Euro-2024, the next one in Germany. But he then re-injured a calf during a pre-match warm-up in April, and has since finished the season on the sidelines, where he was again for the last game of his career on Sunday night .

Multiple Champs

« We can only thank him for everything he has done for us. And it’s sad that a champion like that no longer plays (Site notre bureau spécialisé), » coach Stefano Pioli commented on the Milan club channel. Zlatan Ibrahimovic won his first Italian league title with Milan in 2011.

Also passed by Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter Milan, FC Barcelona, ​​Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, he has many league titles to his credit: two in the Netherlands, five in Italy ( three with Inter, two with Milan), one in Spain and four in France.

Between his move to Manchester United and his return to Milan, the available wore the colors of the Los Angeles Galaxy from March 2018 to November 2019.