Zlatan Ibrahimovic stated on Sunday he had actually chosen to end his football profession aged 41.
The striker’s a/c Milan agreement ends at the end of June and he had actually currently revealed he would not be restoring it following an injury-plagued season.
However the Swedish legend revealed on Sunday that “the time has actually concerned bid farewell to football”.
A plainly psychological Ibrahimovic was serenaded by the Milan fans who held up a big Tifo spelling out ‘Godbye’ and was then provided a guard of honour by his team-mates as he left the pitch.
Speaking on the pitch at full-time, Ibrahimovic stated: “I have many memories and lived many feelings in here, the very first time I showed up here you provided me joy. The 2nd time love
” I wish to thank my household, everybody near me, for their perseverance. I wish to thank my 2nd household, the gamers. I wish to thank (a/c Milan head coach Stefano) Pioli and his personnel for the obligation you have actually provided me. I wish to thank the supervisors for the chance.
” However essential of all: from my heart I wish to thank you fans. You invited me with open arms, you made me feel comfortable. I will be a Milan fan for life. The time has actually concerned bid farewell to football, however not to you.
” I have a lot of feelings that are going through me. See you around, if you’re fortunate. Forza Milan and bye-bye”
The striker began his expert profession at Malmo FF in 1999 and left for Ajax Amsterdam in 2001 prior to starting a profession that has actually consisted of leading European groups consisting of Manchester United, Inter Milan and Milan.
Ibrahimovic got here in Milan for his 2nd spell with the club in early 2020, having actually won the Scudetto with them in 2011, and assisted them win the title once again last season.
Ibrahimovic, Sweden’s all-time leading scorer with 62 objectives in 121 matches, stopped the nationwide group after Euro 2016 however returned in 2021 for their not successful World Cup certifying project.
Previously at night Rafael Leao had actually commemorated his 2nd, and Milan’s 3rd, objective of the video game by commemorating with the veteran striker on the sidelines. Air conditioning Milan beat Hellas Verona 3-1.