Zlatan Ibrahimović has confirmed that he is retiring from the sport with immediate effect after Milan’s win over Verona.
The Rossoneri won 3-1 at the San Siro and Ibrahimovic was expected to bid farewell to the club. But after the match, the Swede announced that he was ending his iconic career after playing for so many big clubs throughout his career.
After the match, Zlatan entered the San Siro pitch and spoke to those in the stadium. He said: “I have many memories and many emotions here, when I first came here, you gave me happiness. Second time, love. I want to thank everyone, especially the fans. I’ll be a Milan fan for life It’s time to say goodbye to football, but not to you. See you if you’re lucky. Forza Milan and goodbye.”
Zlatan joined Milan after his MLS stint with the LA Galaxy came to an end, and he joined the United States team after his time with Manchester United ended rather prematurely due to a knee injury.
Playing for the likes of United, Barcelona, Milan, Inter, Juventus and Ajax throughout his career, Ibra revolutionized the sport with his ability to be a technical footballer despite his imposing figure. He also helped Milan win the Scudetto last season, but then picked up a serious knee injury.
He was expected to play until Euro 2024, but that seems to be over.