Birth Date:03 October 1981
Birth Place: Malmö
At AC Milan since:2020
His professional football career began at Malmö, the club of his home city, where he bagged his first goals in the Swedish top flight. In 2001, he signed for Ajax, a move that started his rise to the top. During his spell with the Dutch club, he made his debut in European competitions and won his first trophies. Then, in 2004, he headed to Italy and, following spells at Juventus and Inter, really established himself as a big name. In 2009, he joined Barcelona, where he experienced probably the most difficult stint of his career but was still able to make a difference. The following summer, just a few days before the end of the transfer window, the Diavolo came calling.
In his first AC Milan adventure, he bagged 56 goals in 85 appearances, winning the 2010/11 Scudetto and the Supercoppa Italiana in Beijing. In 2012, he made the move to Paris Saint-Germain, with plenty of goals, matches and trophies following. The next stop on his journey was England and, more specifically, Manchester United. A serious injury in the spring of 2017 complicated matters and ruled him out for several months. He left The Red Devils in March 2018 after putting pen to paper on a deal with MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy, where he found the net 53 times in 58 matches.
During the Christmas holidays of 2019, he made his AC Milan return, much to the delight of the Rossoneri fans. Then came more accomplishments, including reaching 500 club goals in the Diavolo's 4-0 victory over Crotone on 7 February 2021. As of June 2022, he has scored 92 times in 158 matches for AC Milan. For Zlatan, the Scudetto triumph in Reggio Emilia was the fulfilment of a promise that he had made two and a half years earlier.