Zlatan Ibrahimović

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

*Bosniak (father)
*Croatian (mother)

Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish footballer. He is considered one of the best players 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 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.

Zlatan has two children with his partner, Helena Seger.

Zlatan’s paternal grandparents were Zećo Ibrahimović and Vasva Džinić.

Zlatan is said to have Albanian and/or Romani ancestry. It is not clear if there is evidence for these statements.

Photo by PrPhotos


Finnish-Italian guy,

14 Responses

  1. Masterlord says:

    Rumours also circulate that he is part Roma (Gypsy) on his mothers side

    • bablah says:

      He’s not. His mother doesn’t even look remotly Romany and she’s from a town that’s 100% Croatian.

      Anyway, his paternal grandparents were Zećo (this is probably short for something, but that’s the version I found) Ibrahimović and Vasva Džinić.

    • Morrigan Ni Boii says:

      Gypsies are Asian Indian ancestry.

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