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The day Zlatan Ibrahimović trolled England

This feature is part of Virtuoso Occasionally in a footballer’s career you can pinpoint the exact moment the lightbulb went off in the public’s minds. When a fan doubts a player and…

Zlatan Ibrahimović: Sweden’s unstoppable man of gold

Illustration by Federico Manasse From the ghettos of Rosengård to the brightest lights in Amsterdam, Milan, Paris and beyond, Zlatan Ibrahimović has done it all in a career punctuated by continued excellence.…

The making of Zlatan Ibrahimović at Ajax

Zlatan Ibrahimović arrived at Ajax as a gangly target man but would with the platform to become of the best strikers ever seen in European football

Can Manchester United recover greatness under José Mourinho?

It’s been a rough few years for Manchester United since the retirement of legendary manager Alex Ferguson. Following yet another disappointing season, the team is pulling out all the stops to get…

Why the gold in Zlatan has never shone brighter

The meaning of Zlatan – ‘the golden one’ – has always revealed a lot about him, at least to those that admire the striker. If football numbers are any sort of indicator…

The Zlataner Effect

“You can take the boy out of Rosengård but you cannot take Rosengård out of the boy’. These words are written at the entrance of the tunnel that leads through to the suburb…

The importance of finding the target forward

As a versatile player with a six foot two inch frame and ability to run for days, I often played across the back line or as a central midfield player. The game demanded high levels…