Zlatan Ibrahimović

by andrew on April 12, 2014

2008 Soccer - European Super Cup 2008 - F.C. Internazionale Milano vs. A.S. Roma - August 24, 2008

Place of Birth: Malmö, Sweden

Date of Birth: 3 October, 1981

Ethnicity: Bosniak (father), Croatian, possibly Albanian (mother)

Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish footballer. He is considered one of the best in the world. His father, Šefik Ibrahimović, born in Bijeljina, is a Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim). His mother, Jurka Gravić, born in the village of Prkos, near Škabrnja, in Croatia’s Zadar County, is a Croatian Catholic. Zlatan is also said to have Albanian ancestry on his mother’s side. It is not clear if this is accurate.

Zlatan grew up in Rosengård, a Malmö neighbourhood known for its immigrant communities. One of his first clubs was FBK Balkan. He is fluent in five languages. Zlatan has stated that he is a Catholic Christian.

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madman June 27, 2016 at 2:17 pm
bablah February 15, 2017 at 12:19 pm

I’m pretty sure this is just a rumour from a select few Albanian sites.

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 9:06 am

BOSNIAKs are descended from ARABS

and as i grew up with lot of bosniaks (germany took a lot of croats and bosniaks during War in the 90s)

i know that most BOSNIAKS do have big noses

andrew June 23, 2016 at 9:14 am

Nope, they were just forced to become Muslim (by Ottomans, not Arabs).

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 1:52 pm

they may be forced

but i mentioned that they have also arab ancestors

not all but a few

andrew June 23, 2016 at 2:09 pm

Ottomans were Turks, not Arabs.

bablah June 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Bruh, they are south slavic eastern europeans. They have absolutely nothing in common with arabs.
As we say in Bosnia: If you had just stayed silent, you would have stayed a wise man.

shobohunter August 14, 2014 at 6:22 am

he is an arrogant and shitty footballer..

Ajaxfan December 1, 2015 at 12:26 am

shitty footballer? hahahahaha

andrew August 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm

add the tags please

Angelalibohova April 12, 2014 at 3:42 am

In Islam the child takes the religion after the father, so if the child has a muslim father the child becomes muslim. So shouldn’t Zlatan be muslim?

bleachsoda June 22, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Absolutely not that’s the stupidest shit I’ve ever heard. You arent forced to practice a religion due to your father practicing it. Religion is a choice

bablah June 23, 2016 at 4:41 am

His mother is Catholic, she raised him and he is Catholic. What’s so hard to understand about this?

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