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'Zlatan' earns his place in the Swedish dictionary

It won’t be long now before he’s accepted on Countdown.

WE SAW THIS one coming.

Team captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has found his way into his native country’s dictionary, with the Swedish Language Council declaring that the verb ‘zlatanera’ – which means ‘to dominate’ – is included its new words for 2013.

The 31-year-old plays his club football for Paris Saint Germain, and it was in France that the phrase “to Zlatan” first came into existence.

The verb has been commonly used in Sweden since.

2012 was, of course, the year that the British media caught up with everyone else and realised that the former Barcelona hitman is, well, a bit good.

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