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Jeg er Zlatan Ibrahimović

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I "Jeg er Zlatan Ibrahimović" fortæller Zlatan med egne ord om en barsk opvækst i Rosengård-kvarteret uden for Malmø. Om fædrene fra de fine dele af byen, der forsøger at få ham smidt ud af Malmö FF. Om kampen for at nå toppen af international fodbold. Fra den første hårde tid i Ajax, skiftet til Juventus, succesen i Italien og skandalen, der var ved at koste ham karrieren ...more
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Published February 14th 2012 by Gyldendal (first published 2011)
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Ettore Pasquini I think the first transfer from Ajax to Juventus was huge. Those 2-3 years with the biggest club in Italy -- when Italy was still the top market at…moreI think the first transfer from Ajax to Juventus was huge. Those 2-3 years with the biggest club in Italy -- when Italy was still the top market at the club level -- really put him on the map. With Inter (also another one of Mino's exploits) he really exploded and lead the club to many triumphs, making the fans feel the glory of yore one more time. The transfer from Barcelona and AC Milan was also a tough one with hard to solve terms.

So yes, I think Mino (being cut-throat in a very Italian sort of way and yet honest somehow) had a huge part in consistently execute what Zlatan wanted, giving direction when needed. It's not easy, and some excellent players got lost because of bad management. E.g. Cassano, Kakà, even Balotelli could have done so much more if supported by the right people.(less)
Akhlaq I don't think it'd be good for his ego! Ha!

But a player of his domestic success would cap off his career with the Champions League but he's never…more
I don't think it'd be good for his ego! Ha!

But a player of his domestic success would cap off his career with the Champions League but he's never really left his mark in that tournament with performances. In Europe and in the world, that will be thrown at him. I can't see him winning the CL at PSG either.(less)
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Zimena
Jan 09, 2012 Zimena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, norsk
Zlatan is a bit of a weird case for me. I admire him as a football player, even if I won't call myself a fan. At the same time, he fascinates me as a person, and I tend to read whatever I can about him, purely out of interest. Still, it was quite a surprise to find his biography under the Christmas tree, as I had not expected my rather silent fascination for him to be obvious to other people.

Anyway, I truly enjoyed his book. It's written in such a way that as a reader you actually feel like it's
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Jessika
Nov 27, 2013 Jessika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't like to play football, and I don't like to Watch football but I certainly like to read about football. It took me trhee Days to finish this book and I can't understand why I even liked it, but I could find myself longing to come home and read it.
Ettore Pasquini
Aug 24, 2014 Ettore Pasquini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ettore by: Amar Pai
I have to say, this is a surprisingly good and honest bio. You might need to be into soccer to appreciate it, but if you are this is fun.

Ibrahimovič is a cocky guy who is aware of being who he is: he admits it right away. On the other hand he is fearless, always gives 100% and tells people off no matter who they are. The chapters dedicated to Guardiola are pure bile, just unashamed venom -- and hilarious! -- but he is full of respect for people who stand up and are able to say no: coaches like
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Ahmed

يا له من كتاب و ياله من لاعب مثير
أفضل لاعب سويدي 9 مرات وكأن السويد لم تنجب غيره
إنه لاشك من أفضل 3 مهاجمين في العِقد الأخير
إنه "إبــرا كــادابــرا"

زلاتان متهم دوما بالغرور والتعالى
لكن لو عرفنا حقيقته لما اتهمناه بذلك
فسيرته تلك وضحت كل جوانب شخصيته المثيرة للجدل
فهو يؤدي أفضل عندما الغضب و يحب الصرامة والمواجهة المباشرة في التعامل مع المدربين ولا يحب المدربين الجيناء كجوارديولا


تعاطفت مع إبرا في كل موقف واستمتعت بوصفه لأهدافه الحاسمه
وأنا كميلانيستا حزنت بشده على ذهابه للإنتر في 2006
وأيضا فرحت بش
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Hamin Kim
Jul 02, 2014 Hamin Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read this book as I am really into football and play the sport. Also Zlatan is a fascinating character and he makes the football a wonderful game to watch.

Zlatan is not kind of hard working player. He plays how he wants to and doesn't like listening to others, but this is what makes him a class player. Zlatan creates magic on the pitch and suprises the fans and also the opponents. Zlatan is Swedish and overcame a tough life to become a professional football star. He lived with his B
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Stephan van der Linde
I read this book in a couple of days.
Didn't expect that, but I couldn't put it away.

Zlatan writes like the person he is. Honest.

This means nobody get spared.

In the first chapter he writes about the hard relation between him and Pep Guardiola, the very successful trainer of Barcelona. He doesn't get spared at all....

Then his tough youth in the suburbs of Malmö. The situation with his family and his break through by Malmö football club.

He gets notorious by arguing with everybody, all the time. B
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Maria Bikaki
Sep 01, 2015 Maria Bikaki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
suprisingly good. Little God Zlatan i love you full review to come
Dane Oram
May 09, 2014 Dane Oram rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1. I decided to read the book because I really enjoy watching Zlatan play in real life, and as soon as I found out he had written an autobiography, I knew I had to read it.

2. A person I found interesting was Zlatans dad. He was an alcoholic and struggled to look after his children. He was the type of guy that didn't care what his children were up to. But he was also the type of guy that would do brutal things to people who harm his kids. I found this interesting because it is like he has two per
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Batool
يا الله. وجعتني قصة حياته كطفل.
كنت دايمًا أشوف ابرا المجنون المتهور العصبي اللامبالي الي بيتهجم ع الناس في كل مكان. لكن بعد ما قرأت قصة حياته عرفت قدّ أيش هذا الانسان تحمّل وصنع طريقه بنفسه عشان يكون الشخص الناجح الي هوّ عليه الآن.
زلاتان اللاعب السويدي ولاعب نادي باريس سان جرمان، اللاعب الي تصريحاته تلذع كل من يمسّه أو ابناءه.
لطيف جدًا وكبر في عيني جدًا جدًا بعد قراءتي للكتاب.
Zack
Zlatan växte upp i Rosengård där fotboll snabbt blev en passion som var svår att inte tänka på nästan varje sekund. Det var ett sätt att spendera tiden men även ett sätt att vara någon, någon som stod ut i mängden. Tack vare talang och hård arbete tar han sig framgångsrikt upp bland lagen. Men där finns även motgång och kritik, inte bara på grund av hans bakgrund utan för hans tendens att snabbt brusa upp och hans vägran att vara någon annan än han själv.

Vi får följa honom genom åren där han gå
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Jenny
Jul 11, 2016 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jag är mycket glad att jag läste den här boken. Nu förstår jag varför den är så uppskattad bland både unga och äldre läsare.

Zlatans kamp att hela tiden bevisa sig själv mot andra är något som många kan identifiera sig med. Han kämpar med sitt starka humör och det myntet har två sidor. Han är mänsklig samtidigt som han är speciell och sticker ut.

Budskapet som Zlatan vill ge andra är just det att sticka ut, att ta för sig och att kämpa för det man tror på. Be om ursäkt när det inte går som man ha
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Rebecca
Oct 12, 2014 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Den här boken överträffade verkligen mina förväntningar. Egentligen var det inte planerat att jag skulle läsa den här utan jag skulle ladda ner den från biblioteket till min lillebror så han skulle läsa den. När jag laddat ner den så råkade jag dock att läsa första sidan och var sen helt fast. Allt om hans barndom och början av karriären var så intressant och fängslande. Den vart dock lite tråkigare mot slutet då det kändes väldigt upprepade. Han kom till en ny klubb. Något hände. Han fick byta ...more
Linda
Dec 08, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Suprisingly good, I didn't expect that i would love a soccer memoir this much. I could find myself longing to go home so I could dive back into this book.
Ruby
Nov 28, 2015 Ruby rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i have to read this for class ok
not responsible.

(wish i was kidding but i'm really not)

28/11/15: i've finished it and it was boring because SO MUCH football but also weirdly amusing. so there's that.
Brian Bok
Mar 13, 2016 Brian Bok rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Josh Napper
Nov 04, 2015 Josh Napper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am Zlatan was a book I don't regret reading. Growing up as a boy I loved soccer and I still do to this day. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a truly Inspiring person and is looked at as a role model. Throughout the book I enjoyed learning about his childhood growing up and his first years playing professional soccer as a young teen.

"There is only one Zlatan". This is one of the most famous quotes/sayings in soccer history. Growing up as s boy Zlatan was very adventurous and thrill-seeking. He got into l
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Yara
Apr 12, 2015 Yara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
لا أحب مشاهدة كرة القدم ، وأيضا لا أستطيع فهم خطط اللعب ، ولا أفرق بين ضربة حرة مباشرة كانت أو غير مباشرة ، حاول أخي معي كثيرا وفشل ..
كل ما أستطيع استيعابه هو تهليلي وفرحتي العارمة عندما يحرز الفريق الذي أشجعه -والذي بالمناسبة اختاره عشوائيا قبيل بدء المبارة بعشر دقائق- هدفا.

ولكني أعشق القراءة عنها ، نعم أحب قراءة المقالات التحليلية للمباريات ، واحصائيات من أكثر فريق فاز بالبريميرليج و أفضل عشرة أهداف في العام .. و زائرة دائمة و وفية لموقع جول والكلاسيكو بكل أفرعه.

أحب اللاعبين وأحب القراءة عنهم
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Jocelyn
I've read other footballer autobiographies and this one seems to me as the most honest of the ones I've read. Ibra writes candidly about his experiences before fame and after, during club and national team life, and getting to know different managers and players. He touches on the time he spent at Barça under Pep, with whom he didn't get along, and tries to explain what everyone was confused about, albeit with obvious bias. Pep definitely doesn't come out of this memoir unscathed, while Mou come ...more
Sandra
Feb 22, 2012 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Det är svårt för mig att sätta betyg på biografier, men jag ska försöka förklara hur jag tänkte kring utdelandet av stjärnorna. Jag hade väldigt höga förväntningar från början, eftersom att jag är ett stort Zlatan-fan ch jag älskar AC Milan. Det verkade spännande att läsa om den sanna historien kring bråket mellan Guardiola och Zlatan. Ibrahimovic/Lagercrantz är en ganska intressant kombination...men de lyckades riktigt bra med den här boken.


Ok, jag kan väl inte kommentera handlingen på det sätt
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Mohammed Alsoufi
May 13, 2012 Mohammed Alsoufi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
احد اروع السير واعتقد انها اول سيرة ذاتية اقراها على الاطلاق، كان اللاعب صريح في مشاعره الى ابعد الحدود وقام بوصف كل معاناته من وضعه الاسري الصعب الى سرقته للدراجات وكل ذلك.

من ناحية اخرى، قرائتها كمشجع للانتر. من الملاحظ ان الوقت الذي كتب في زلاتان هذه السيرة مبكر جدا، فنظرا لهذه الصراحة اتمنى ان تشمل كافة مسيرته كلاعب لكنه توقف عند نهاية موسم 2010-2011 للاسف. اتمنى ان ارى تكمله بعد اعتزاله حينها سيكون موضوعي اكثر.

اما بعض التناقضات الواضحة والتي يراعي فيها مشاعر النادي الذي يمثله حاليا وكان ليعم
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Outi
Since I didn't know much about football or Ibrahimovich, this was an odd book choice. Nevertheless, it was surprisingly interesting. I liked the stories of his childhood, the depictions of heated games and all the politics inside a football team.

I felt sort of neutral about his personality. He is arrogant, sure, but he has also come a long way and deserves to be a little cocky, he is talented after all. And he seems to really love his family, the game and every team he plays for at a time.

My fi
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Saran
Nov 14, 2014 Saran rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: term-1
One of the most mercurial soccer players to ever grace the world, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. His world class talent has brought him to the crème de la crème of clubs. He even captains the Swedish national team. Ibrahimovic is the epitome of hard work, determination, and ingenuity. However, his journey to success isn’t as nonchalant as compared to many athletes.

At a young age, his Bosnian-Muslim father and Croatian-Christian mother divorced. His father, an alcoholic. His mother, an emotional mess. Zla
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Amar Pai
Aug 01, 2014 Amar Pai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than you'd think a book like this would be. He's a black belt in Taekwondo which explains a lot of his crazy kung fu goals.

Update 8/1/14 -- My friend Ettore has been posting videos of scenes from this book. I put them together into a YouTube playlist, enjoy!
Espen
Sep 03, 2012 Espen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Har aldri lest sportsbiografi før, men denne var umulig å legge fra seg. Leste den på svensk og det gir her en ekstra dimensjon da man hele veien hører stemmen og "dialekten" til Zlatan når man leser. Ærlig, man forstår hvorfor han er som han er og får innsyn i mye av spillet som foregår utenfor banen. I tillegg, ha ipad'en og YouTube klar underveis.
Gustavo
Mar 24, 2015 Gustavo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Please, let me start by saying, that before reading this book i wasn't a fan of Zlatan at all. I'm intrigued by strong personalities, and all i knew about Ibra, was that he was a really talented player, and that he was troublesome as hell. When somewhere i read that this book was a best-seller i was intrigued by it, and decided to buy it for my kindle

Since the beginning the book caught my attention. This is going to be rough i thought, he starts talking about his stay at Barcelona, and about his
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Priyanka -
Jul 16, 2016 Priyanka - rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is as honest and raw as Zlatan himself.
He is aggressive,volatile,hard working and tough.
He is not those guys who are 'nice' and good to talk to.Somewhere that is majorly due to his childhood where violence was a norm.He has always been a rebel and a fighter.You wouldn't agree with all his views but As Zlatan says,'Only God Judges me'.
He honestly talks about his crazy temperament and his mistakes.Not so favoured by the management in the clubs he has been,one thing he always has on his mi
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Nick
Mar 27, 2014 Nick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zlatan is a complicated man with a complicated history,anyone interested in this book should at least know that. However, if you do want to learn more about Ibra, this book is a great place to start your education on one of the greatest footballers of all time. Spanning his whole life, it really feels like a treat to be let in to what feel like some of Ibrahimovic's deepest thoughts and emotions, and let me say, there are lots of emotions.
I won't summarize this book, as there is quite literally
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أكرم فقيه
أحب متابعة كرة القدم، وأحب أكثر ممارستها. ولكن لأول مرّة أقرّر أن أقرأ كتاب يحمل سيرة لاعب أو شيء عن اللعبة. مع ذلك كانت تجربة جميلة، فهناك تفاصيل في سيرة إبراهيمو فيتش قد يشترك فيها عدد كبير من اللاعبين، كروح المنافسة والتي ربما تصل إلى الحسد كما حدث بينه وبين اللاعب فان دار فارت، والحوارات المجنوتة التي تحدث بين اللاعب ومدربه كما حدث بينه وبين جوارديولا، الإهتمام بالشكليات والمظاهر والتفاخر بها بين اللاعبين أو في المجتمع ككل. والأجمل هي البدايات دائمًا والتي تكشف جانب لربما لا يفكر فيه أي أحد ...more
Sara
Sep 03, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though I'm not giving this book justice, but great book for even a greater character.
Admiration, one simply cannot not like Zlatan Ibrahimović!
Paul
May 23, 2016 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Am Zlatan is a great story about Zlatan's journey from a small town in Sweden to becoming one of the best soccer players in the world. I am a huge soccer fan so I was very familiar with lot of the teams and players mentioned in the book. Zlatan has a very boisterous and cocky personality which makes the story more funny and entertaining. I would recommend this book to all sports friends especially those who love soccer. I gave this book five stars because it is a funny, exciting, entertaining ...more
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A Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Swedish national team for which he is captain. Ibrahimović started his career at Malmö FF in the late 1990s under Roland Andersson. He was signed by Ajax, and made a name for himself under Ronald Koeman. He later signed with Juventus for 16 million. Ibrahimović gained fame in Serie A, benefiting f ...more
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