Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic renewed his contract with Milan until June 30, 2022, to enter the “40 club”. Ibra follows in the footsteps of elite soccer players, who have continued to play at least until this age.
Ibrahimovic, who was born on October 3, 1981, joins stars such as Argentine Javier Zanetti, Welsh Ryan Giggs, Italians Francesco Totti and Paolo Maldini, and Cameroonian Roger Milla, who scored at the age of 42 in the 1994 World Cup.
The Swedish striker will continue his career, during which he achieved successes in the Netherlands with the Ajax team, Italy with Juventus, Inter Milan and Milan, Spain with Barcelona, France with Paris Saint-Germain, England with Manchester United, and the United States with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The player has 31 championships in his portfolio, including the Dutch League (two with Ajax), Spain (one with Barcelona), Italy (3 championships with Inter and one with Milan), and France (4 championships with Paris).
Although he did not win the Champions League, which is his semi-“forbidden” tournament, he succeeded in achieving the European League title with the “Red Devils” in 2017, which also witnessed a serious injury to the 36-year-old cruciate ligament player, which sparked speculation of the end of his career. But he came back hard.
After the player’s adventure with the Los Angeles Galaxy, which saw him score wonderful goals, but without achieving any championship, Ibrahimovic decided to return again to the Rossoneri.
The veteran striker managed to score 10 goals in 18 matches with Milan during the first six months, from January until August 2020.