The greatest footballer in Sweden’s history Zlatan Ibrahimovic has bowed out of the international scene albeit on a sad note as the Swedes were eliminated from the European Championships on Wednesday 22 June a result of their 0 – 1 loss to Belgium.
The match marked his last outing in Sweden colors and in his parting shot, the big forward who has courted much success in his playing career said he is proud of every moment he had for his nation.
Ibrahimovic announced his retirement from international football earlier this week after 16 years playing for Sweden in which he’s recorded 116 caps and 62 goals – the most of any Swedish player.
The former Ajax, Inter Milan, Juventus, Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG man has been named Sweden’s top footballer eight times, and participated in two European Championships and two World Cups for his country.
The 34-year-old said he made “many beautiful memories” playing in the Sweden shirt.
“I’m very proud of my career. I’m just a boy from a small little part of Malmo and I got to represent my country. I was able to captain my country.
“I’m proud of what I have achieved and I will have many beautiful memories of my Sweden career.” He told ESPN FC.