Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been immortalized with a statue of his Sweden in an iconic present, almost 3 years after the LA Galaxy striker initially fell an unsubtle hint. The striking bronze monument has come up near Malmo’s arena, where he started his career in 1999.
The 38-year-old on Tuesday tweeted a film showing him together with the job and surrounded by crowds of fans, with the caption: “We’re Zweden!!!”
The bronze Zlatan, standing on a plinth and stated to quantify almost nine feet in height and near half a ton in weight, was commissioned by Sweden’s soccer authorities to honor their record goalscorer, according to a report in goal.com.
In December 2016, Ibrahimovic had succeeded at the statue’s invention when he was a Manchester United player.
“When you come to New York you’ve got the Statue of Liberty, in case you come to Sweden you’ve got the Statue of Zlatan,” he’d posted a photograph on Instagram of the plaster cast of the job.
The star striker is on a break before the MLS playoffs.