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19 of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's most memorable quotes

The PSG striker and Swedish legend turns 34 today.

1. When asked if his style of play was Yugoslavian or Swedish

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2. When asked what he got his wife for her birthday

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3.  On his rivalry with John Carew

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4. His reaction to Sweden being eliminated from Euro 2012


5. When asked by a female reporter if he was gay

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6. On playing against then-Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz

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7.  On injuries

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8. After being accused of unruly behaviour on the night after  Juventus had won the title

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9. On Mario Balotelli’s infamous fireworks malfunction

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10. On his dislike of Pep Guardiola


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11. After being asked by a reporter why there were scars on his face

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12. On rumours he had bought a Porsche

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13. On life at Barca

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14. After moving to PSG

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15. On what he said to Guardiola during an argument

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16. When asked who he thought was the most beautiful woman in the world

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17. On the 2011/2012 season

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18. On being offered a chance at Arsenal

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19.On what makes a star

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h/t Bleacher Report, Football Speak, and whoateallthepies.

A version of this post was originally published on 15 November, 2013

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