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I Am Zlatan Ibrahimović (World Soccer Legends)

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In his own words, Ibra tells us about his time on the Malmö FF youth squad, and about the dads from the nicer part of town who tried to get him kicked off the team. We get the full story about the conflicts in Ajax, the sale to Juventus, his successes in Italy and the scandal that almost ruined his career. He tells us about the wins with Inter Milan, about Mourinho, and ab ...more
Kindle Edition, 347 pages
Published November 7th 2011 by Albert Bonniers Förlag (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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Sohaib IH
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هذا الكتاب يحكي لنا قصة نجم بدأ من الصفر وعانق المجد مع كل الاندية التي لعب لها... وهذا نجم هو زلاتان أو السلطان أو الاسد سامه ما شئت...
ويتحدث ابراهيموفيتش في هذا الكتاب عن تفاصيل مثيرة للجدل عنه و عن زملاءه الدين احتك بهم وعن منافسه وعن كل المدربين الذين عمل معهم ومن بينهم وأشهرهم في الوقت الحالي "غوارديولا" الذي ضلمه كثيراا في برشلونة....
وذكر في هذا الكتاب ايضا قصص طريفة عن طفولته ونشأته وعن والدته وابيه وشقيقته، ولم يتحفظ في حديثه عن اي شخص وكان جريئا بما فيه الكفاية...
روى زلاتان في هذا الكتا
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Zimena
Jan 03, 2012 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 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.
Ahmed

يا له من كتاب و ياله من لاعب مثير
أفضل لاعب سويدي 10 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 ب
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Ettore Pasquini
Jul 15, 2014 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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Eirini Proikaki
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Mετά τον Αντρέα Πίρλο ειπα να μείνω σε ποδοσφαιρικό κλίμα και να συνεχίσω με μια αμφιλεγόμενη προσωπικότητα των γηπέδων αυτή τη φορά.
Ζλάταν λοιπόν.Αντιπαθής σε μεγάλο ποσοστό των φιλάθλων,εγωιστής,αλαζόνας,ψωνάρα αλλά κανείς δεν μπορεί να αρνηθεί το ταλέντο του.Ήταν το παιδί απο το γκέτο που έκλεβε ποδήλατα και πράγματα απο τα σουπερμάρκετ και που πεινούσε στην κυριολεξία αφού το ψυγειο στο σπίτι του πατέρα του με τον οποίο μεγάλωσε είχε συνήθως μόνο μπύρες μέσα και έγινε ένας απο τους πιο ακριβ
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Hamin Kim
Apr 12, 2014 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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Bach Tran Quang
Trên đời có một gã ngông là Zlatan, khi gã dính chấn thương 6 tuần, g ã viết cuốn này. Ngông nhưng hắn giỏi, và hắn nói được làm được. Cái chất đường phố chảy rần rật trong gã và lòng quyết tâm biến gã trở thành một trong những cầu thủ được hâm mộ nhất trên thế giới.

Ít người biết gã lấy cô vợ hơn hắn hản 11 tuổi. Ít người biết hắn có một cuộc đời đầy sóng gió và nếu như không có bóng đá thì chắc chắn hắn vẫn đang đi ăn cắp xe đạp trong những khu phố nghèo của Thụy Điển. Một gã nhập cư phải làm m
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Maria Bikaki
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
suprisingly good. Little God Zlatan i love you full review to come
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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 ...more
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