Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never been shy about his own brilliance, and in the past has compared himself to Benjamin Button, a Ferrari convertible, a lion and even... God. On Wednesday, he had a new comparison for himself: American founding father Benjamin Franklin.
Sweden's all-time leading scorer compared himself to Franklin -- who is immortalized on the US $100 bill -- in an Instagram post in which he poses with an enlarged depiction of a Swedish 1,000 kroner note that pictures none other than himself.
VASTERAS, Sweden -- When Victor Lindelof makes his Manchester United debut at Old Trafford in the Premier League next month, he will do so in front of 75,000 fans. It will be a world away from his first-team debut in senior football as a 16-year-old in the Swedish third tier with Vasteras SK.
Now one of the most sought-after central defenders in Europe after joining United from Benfica for over £30 million this summer, the 22-year-old Sweden international had to learn quickly back in 2010,...
As you may recall, plans are afoot to bestow Zlatan Ibrahimovic with his very own statue outside the Swedish national football stadium in Stockholm.
Several months after the initial announcement was made, the enormous 2.7 metre tall bronze is now entering the final stages of production.
Indeed, Zlatan himself took to Instagram to keep us all updated in typically modest fashion.
"The symbol of Sweden is almost done," the 35-year-old free agent beamed, posting a short video of his own disembodied...
The Swedish Football Association (SVFF) has warned Alexander Isak that he needs regular playing time to continue his development.
Isak, 17, joined Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in January, but played only four minutes under old coach Thomas Tuchel.
Having beaten Real Madrid to Isak's signature in the winter transfer window, Dortmund have yet to give the forward, who has been compared with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a run of games.
Tuchel who had not been aware of the player's arrival until the final...