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Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims he could have been US President

Written by: Waseem Zaidi

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The striker may be a beast on the field, but it’s his off-field antics that set him apart.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is that sort of player who cannot resist making the headlines. The latest outlandish comment made by him suggests that he could have been the President of the United States of America, if he had graced American soil 10 years earlier.

When asked about how he had affected the football scenario in the US he said, “I don’t know if I changed it, I just keep doing my job. They’re lucky I didn’t come 10 years ago because I would be the President today.”

Perhaps, he is unaware of one eligibility criteria, which is that any Presidential hopeful has to have been born on US soil or on American territory.



The 36-year-old has become quite popular in North America since his arrival, with lots of appearances in commercials and television shows.


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The Swede made the switch to the MLS from the English Premier League in March 2018, moving from Manchester United to LA Galaxy. Ibrahimovic has a record of setting every stage on fire wherever he goes. Similarly, he brought that hot form with him to the MLS, scoring 12 goals in 15 starts.

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He currently trails the league's top scorer – Atlanta's Josef Martinez (22) – by 10 goals but has played seven fewer matches. Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls) and Gyasi Zardes (Colombus Crew) also have scored more, with 13 goals each. Although they have played more matches than the former Ajax player.

Since his arrival in the Major League Soccer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become a fan favorite, especially after his godlike performance his debut for the L.A. Galaxy that saw his team come back from behind owing to his goals.

The Swede scored on 21st July 2018 in a 3-1 victory against Philadelphia Union. Meanwhile, his former United teammate Wayne Rooney was subbed off in his MLS debut, during a 3-1 defeat to Atlanta United.

Published: Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:30 PM IST

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