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AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic(AP)

Ibrahimovic set to sign one-year contract extension with AC Milan - report

PTI | , Milan
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 11:03 PM IST
The 39-year-old, who recently returned to international duty with Sweden after a five-year absence, is Milan's top scorer this season with 15 goals in Serie A.
Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic(AP)
Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic(AP)

Ibrahimovic adapts to mentor role with Sweden after comeback

PTI | , Stockholm
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 05:50 PM IST
At 39 years old, Ibrahimovic is about more than just goals at this stage of his career. He sees himself as a mentor to an exciting crop of young attackers, led by Alexander Isak.
Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, center, celebrates scoring his side's first goal during World Cup 2022 qualifier group A soccer game between Sweden and Georgia at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Thursday March 25, 2021. (AP)
Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, center, celebrates scoring his side's first goal during World Cup 2022 qualifier group A soccer game between Sweden and Georgia at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Thursday March 25, 2021. (AP)

Ibrahimovic makes his mark in winning return for Sweden

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 09:25 AM IST
  • There was no doubting Ibrahimovic was fired up for his first appearance for Sweden in nearly five years after coming out of international retirement. The 39-year-old striker just needed to channel his boyish enthusiasm in the right way.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: File photo(REUTERS)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: File photo(REUTERS)

Durable Ibrahimovic targets playing at 2022 World Cup, at 41

AP | , Stockholm, Sweden
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 10:32 PM IST
The striker has come out of international retirement at the age of 39 and is set to play his first match for Sweden since 2016 when the team plays a World Cup qualifier against Georgia in Stockholm on Thursday.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma v AC Milan - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - February 28, 2021 AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma v AC Milan - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - February 28, 2021 AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Alberto Lingria/File Photo(REUTERS)

Ibrahimovic back to face former club when Milan hosts Manchester United

PTI | , Milan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 09:31 PM IST
The Sweden forward, who played for United from 2016-18, has missed Milan's past four matches with a left thigh injury.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: File photo(AP)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: File photo(AP)

'Return of the God': Ibrahimovic back in Sweden squad

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 11:54 PM IST
Ibrahimovic, Sweden's record scorer with 62 goals in 112 games, retired from international duty after the 2016 European Championship but has remained prolific in spells at Manchester United, Los Angeles Galaxy, and AC Milan since then.
Swaden great Zlatan Ibrahimovic(Twitter/Zlatan Ibrahimovic)
Swaden great Zlatan Ibrahimovic(Twitter/Zlatan Ibrahimovic)

Ibrahimovic comes out of international retirement for Sweden

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 06:46 PM IST
  • Ibrahimovic scored a national-record 62 goals in 112 games for Sweden from 2001-16.
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma v AC Milan - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - February 28, 2021 AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Alberto Lingria(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma v AC Milan - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - February 28, 2021 AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Alberto Lingria(REUTERS)

Ibrahimovic defends Sanremo role, stands by LeBron James comments

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 08:28 PM IST
The 39-year-old Swede has received criticism for agreeing to participate in four nights of the annual song contest in Liguria this week, as his club have Serie A fixtures on Wednesday and Sunday.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gestures in the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gestures in the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James rejects Zlatan''s criticism of activist athletes

PTI | , Los Angeles
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:05 AM IST
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar also pointed out that Ibrahimovic clearly didn't feel the same way about spotlighting social injustices when the soccer great called out racism in his native Sweden just three years ago.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: File photo(REUTERS)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: File photo(REUTERS)

UEFA investigates alleged racial abuse of Zlatan Ibrahimović

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 08:31 PM IST
  • The alleged abuse targeted Ibrahimović’s Balkan family roots. He was born in Sweden to parents from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: File photo(REUTERS)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: File photo(REUTERS)

Ibrahimović and Lukaku meet again in Milan derby after spat

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:06 PM IST
There was a huge argument — and head-to-head clash — between Ibrahimović and Lukaku just before halftime of the Italian Cup quarterfinal on Jan. 26 and both players were given yellow cards.
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)

Ibrahimovic nets 500th club goal as Milan beats Crotone 4-0

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 10:28 PM IST
Ibrahimovic nets 500th club goal as Milan beats Crotone 4-0
Milan:AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, and Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku argue during an Italian Cup round of 8 soccer match between Inter Milan and AC Milan at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.AP/PTI Photo(AP01_27_2021_000003A)(AP)
Milan:AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, and Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku argue during an Italian Cup round of 8 soccer match between Inter Milan and AC Milan at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.AP/PTI Photo(AP01_27_2021_000003A)(AP)

Ibrahimović-Lukaku spat draws inquiry from federation

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 07:38 PM IST
Referee Paolo Valeri was called in for questioning by prosecutor Giuseppe Chiné to explain the punishment handed out during the Italian Cup quarterfinal.
AC Milan players celebrate. (AP)
AC Milan players celebrate. (AP)

Milan back to winning ways with nervy victory at Bologna

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:54 PM IST
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed the chance to put the leaders ahead when his spot kick was saved in the 26th minute but Ante Rebic latched onto the rebound to fire home.
Romelu Lukaku (L) of FC Internazionale clashes with Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan during the Coppa Italia match. (Getty)
Romelu Lukaku (L) of FC Internazionale clashes with Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan during the Coppa Italia match. (Getty)

Ibrahimovic and Lukaku get away without bans after spat

AP | , Milan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 11:08 PM IST
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku were each given one-match suspensions by the league on Friday following their spat in the Italian Cup.
Inter Milan v AC Milan - San Siro, Milan, Italy - January 26, 2021 Inter Milan's Alexis Sanchez in action with AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (REUTERS)
Inter Milan v AC Milan - San Siro, Milan, Italy - January 26, 2021 Inter Milan's Alexis Sanchez in action with AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (REUTERS)

Best and worst of Ibrahimovic as Milan loses at Inter

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:09 AM IST
Ibrahimović clashed with former teammate Romelu Lukaku at the end of the first half, and he was ejected for a second booking in the 58th minute.
File photo of Mario Mandžukić(AP)
File photo of Mario Mandžukić(AP)

AC Milan means business with Mario Mandžukić signing

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:37 PM IST
Mario Mandžukić's signing this week is tantamount to a statement of title intentions. Hitherto having maintained that its goal was returning to the Champions League after a seven-year absence by securing only a top-four finish, Milan now appears firmly set on winning Serie A.
Diogo Dalot of AC Milan in action. (Getty Images.)
Diogo Dalot of AC Milan in action. (Getty Images.)

'Demanding' Ibrahimovic boosts Dalot at Milan

AP | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:21 PM IST
  • Dalot, 21, is at the heart of the defense of an AC Milan side which has been propelled to the top of the Italian league by the 39-year-old Ibrahimovic.
File photo of AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic(REUTERS)
File photo of AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic(REUTERS)

Ibrahimovic planning talks on extending Milan stay

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:19 PM IST
Ibrahimovic joined Milan in December 2019 and signed a one-year extension last summer to carry on in Serie A for another season in 2020-21.
AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli, right, congratulates Zlatan Ibrahimovic(AP)
AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli, right, congratulates Zlatan Ibrahimovic(AP)

Milan’s Ibrahimovic says Man Utd injury forced him to keep going

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Widely regarded as Sweden’s greatest player, Ibrahimovic arrived at Old Trafford in 2016 after winning league titles with Dutch side Ajax, Italian clubs Juventus, Inter and AC Milan, Spain’s Barcelona and French giants Paris St Germain.
Soccer Football - Serie A - Napoli v AC Milan - Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy - November 22, 2020 AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their first goal while wearing red face paint to raise awareness of domestic violence against women REUTERS/Ciro De Luca(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Serie A - Napoli v AC Milan - Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy - November 22, 2020 AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their first goal while wearing red face paint to raise awareness of domestic violence against women REUTERS/Ciro De Luca(REUTERS)

Ibrahimovic brace ends decade-long wait for AC Milan win at Napoli

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 06:08 AM IST
Dries Mertens pulled one back for the home side to give them hope, but a clumsy challenge by Tiemoue Bakayoko earned the Napoli midfielder a second yellow card with 25 minutes left on the clock and Jens Petter Hauge eventually notched Milan’s third in stoppage time.
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.(REUTERS)
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.(REUTERS)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19: AC Milan statement

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The club had informed earlier this month that Ibrahimovic would stay at AC Milan for another season in a bid to help the once-mighty side end their long wait for a major trophy and return to the Champions League.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - AC Milan v Atalanta - San Siro, Milan, Italy - July 24, 2020 AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts during the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - AC Milan v Atalanta - San Siro, Milan, Italy - July 24, 2020 AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts during the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo/File Photo(REUTERS)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay at Milan for another season

MILAN | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 07:03 AM IST
“AC Milan is delighted to announce that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has renewed his contract with the club until June 30, 2021,” said a statement.
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.(REUTERS)
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.(REUTERS)

Ibrahimovic to stay at Milan for another season: reports

Milan | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 09:34 PM IST
The charismatic Swede, who will be 39 in October, returned for a second stint at Milan in January on a six-month contract and inspired an upturn in form as they finished last season with a 13-match unbeaten run in all competitions.
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot.(REUTERS)
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot.(REUTERS)

Ibrahimovic likens himself to Benjamin Button after two-goal performance

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 03:22 PM IST
“People tell me I’m old and tired but I’m just getting warmed up,” the 38-year-old Swede told Milan’s TV channel after taking his tally to nine league goals since he returned for a second stint at the club in January.
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic(REUTERS)
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic(REUTERS)

Ibrahimovic double, Donnarumma saves penalty in Milan win

Milan | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 10:10 AM IST
Milan went ahead after four minutes when Ante Rebic crossed from the left and the unmarked Ibrahimovic headed past Sampdoria goalkeeper Wladimiro Falcone who was making his Serie A debut at the age of 25.
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic runs withe ball during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Bologna, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)(AP)
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic runs withe ball during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Bologna, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)(AP)

AC Milan coach brushes off Ibrahimovic’s angry reaction to substitution

Milan | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The Swede was clearly annoyed at being taken off in the 62nd minute of Saturday’s match at San Siro, the third time in four games he has been replaced around the hour mark, and ignored a fist bump from Pioli as he left the field.
AC Milan's Franck Kessie, right, celebrates with Zlatan Ibrahimovic after scoring his side's 2nd goal.(AP)
AC Milan's Franck Kessie, right, celebrates with Zlatan Ibrahimovic after scoring his side's 2nd goal.(AP)

‘I’m president, coach, and player’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic jokes about his role at AC Milan

MILAN | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 04:55 PM IST
The Swede, who returned for a second stint at the club in January, was his usual outspoken self after converting a penalty which sparked Milan’s comeback from 2-0 down.
Soccer Football - Serie A - Lazio v AC Milan - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - July 4, 2020 AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Alberto Lingria(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Serie A - Lazio v AC Milan - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - July 4, 2020 AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Alberto Lingria(REUTERS)

Ibrahimovic on target as Milan severely dent Lazio title hopes

ROME | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 02:08 PM IST
The hosts were a far cry from the fluent and confident side which enjoyed a 21-match unbeaten league run from September till their season was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
India's captain Virat Kohli(AFP)
India's captain Virat Kohli(AFP)

Virat Kohli only cricketer in top-10 highest-earning sportspersons on Instagram during lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 04:12 PM IST
According to the list, Kohli, who has 62.1 million followers in Instagram, earned a total of 379,294 pounds through his sponsored posts, racking up 126,431 pounds per post.
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