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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Discussion in 'World Football' started by Lewis1967, Oct 23, 2013.

Discuss Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the World Football area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. King of Kings

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    Agree with all of this.

    One thing I will say though - he’s changed massively as a player over the years. I remember watching him with Larsson for Sweden and he was lazy, selfish, and largely ineffectual despite having a decent amount of hype about him. I reckon that’s where the perception that he’s not a great team player may have come from.

    He’s obviously changed massively since then, and gone on to confirm himself as one of the best strikers of his time.
     
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  2. DamianWayneCSC

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    His attitude is an act, but even so, how does that change him from being a "phenomenal individual player" to "never be ranked among the greatest"

    Hands down, if there was not the (now coming to an end) Messi and Ronaldo era, Ibrahimovic would be classed as the best player of our generation.

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  3. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    A couple of goalscoring stats for current players in world football.
    Only for competitive top division matches including internationals.


    6) Cristiano Ronaldo - 728 goals
    7) Lionel Messi - 677 goals
    19) Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 524 goals
    30) Luis Suarez - 463 goals


    These are the positions from the top division top 30 goalscorers of all time THAT ARE STILL PLAYING.
     
  4. DamianWayneCSC

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    Now I need to see the actual list, who's top 5 from the top leagues in these cases?
    Has this removed Zlatan MLS and Netherland stints?

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  5. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    Only top division and international competitive matches. The full list is page 1 of ronaldo messi beat mcgrory thread
     
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    Ah, gotcha.
    Was reading the list above and wondering how Zlatan was 19th in current world standings, wondering who the * in today's game is above Ronaldo and Messi

    But aye, them two aside, the guys the best striker in the current era.(I say take those two out because they are just unreal talents that would be considered the best ever, Messi more so imo).


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  7. KRS-1888 Diego,Diego..

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    Wish you could block threads.
     
  8. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    What threads and why
     
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    Agree. He was never really a * but he was very immature and “grew up” very late. He got such a weird mindset and many “top” journalists have said that it’s a nightmare interviewing him as he can troll them so hard even getting into asking questions about the journalists private life, like he digs up info before interviews just to make them uncomfortable :56:

    Remember reading a quote from Marco Veratti that Zlatan got into a argument with him in the dressing room and ended up hanging him up the wall on a clothing peg

    And one from Gattuso getting put headfirst in a dumpster :56:


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  10. Breathnach67

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    Think he’s a class player and is a model professional in the sense that he’s been able to play and perform at the top level until this age. But I hate his arrogance and the cult following he has from 14 year old boys who cream themselves when he hits out with some egocentric sound byte about himself. It’s one thing being arrogant because of your own ability and the praise the media heaps on you, but it’s another to have an unpleasantly high opinion of yourself that is based on comparing yourself to a lion etc. Great player, bit of a roaster.
     
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    I get what you mean, although I do love that aspect of his personality.

    Even for those who do not like it (which is very understandable), you all got to admit he's one of the very few who can do it and be allowed to get away with it. He can do it with confidence, knowing fine well he can back it up on the pitch.
    Unlike some of the new age social media twats who think they are edgy in a 442 interview for setting a firework off in a bathroom. That's just dumb. (Balotelli, and no I do not think it was in a 442 magazine, just first thing came to mind).
     
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    Let's just say Ronaldo or Messi wont be posting the numbers this guy does if they are still playing at the age of 40
     
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    Let's just say he'd have to play until 60 to reach Leo's numbers :34:

    Still say he's the most skilled big man I've seen play...yet terrible at headers
     
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    This one cos zlatan's a *.
     
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    He wouldnt want to mess that Barnett up with a lowly header.
     
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    Ridiculous. Machine! Best striker in the world at the moment ?


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    Probably Lewandowski
     
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    Lewandovski has 11, with more games played , Zlatan has 10.

    Milan has played all the top sides such as Juve, Inter, Napoli, Roma, and having Zlatan out with COVID for two weeks.

    Anyhow.. two fantastic footballers


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