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UEFA Champions League, impossible title in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career

One of the footballers who made a mark in the recent era of world football was Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who managed a career full of successes with important clubs in the world’s best leagues and was a fundamental piece for the Swedish national team. more spotlight. Unfortunately for their cause, the one title they were always denied was the UEFA Champions League.

The Swedish striker made his debut in his home country with Malmö in 1999 when he was barely 17 years old and went on to become one of the jewels of European football, for which he immediately attracted the attention of Ajax Amsterdam, who signed him in 2001. and where it won trophies such as the Eredivisie (2), the Netherlands Cup (1) or the Netherlands Super Cup (1); He left the Dutch giant in 2004 to join Juventus.

With Vecchia Signora, Zlatan did not get any championship and left in 2006 due to the ‘calciopoli’ issue, with which he arrived at Inter Milan for 2006–07. In Giuseppe Meazza’s organization, he won Serie A (3) and the Italian Super Cup (2), but ended up moving to FC Barcelona for 2009–10, punctuating his time in Italy for a brief experience in Spain.

Most striking in years

In ‘Ibra’s final campaign with Internazionale (2008–09), Barca became UEFA Champions League champions after beating Manchester United and Malmö-Born landed at the Camp Nou for the following season (2009–10), but in that football year . The Neroazzurri beat Bayern Munich to capture the ‘Orezona’ at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zlatan was only with Barcelona in 2009-10, and this did not deprive him of achieving great titles such as La Liga Santander, the UEFA Super Cup, the Club World Cup or the Spanish Super Cup, but what can be understood as the best for his career. Painful is that the Blaugranas won the European Cup again in 2010–11, when Ibrahimovic left the Catalan club to join AC Milan.

After a first two-year stint with the San Siro team, where he won Serie A and the Italian Super Cup, the Swede moved to Paris Saint-Germain in the 2012–13 campaign. With the Parque de los Príncipes club he collected trophies such as Ligue 1 (4), the French League Cup (3), the French Super Cup (3) or the French Cup (2), but ‘Orezona’ was too far away.

By 2016 he had reached the Premier League with Manchester United and was able to win domestic titles such as the Community Shield or the League Cup at Old Trafford. Their only European championship was achieved in the 2016–17 season, when the Red Devils were crowned champions in the UEFA Europa League under the command of José Mourinho and against Peter Bosz’s Ajax (0–2).

Last chance with ac milan

After a two-year adventure in MLS with the LA Galaxy, Zlatan returned to the San Siro in 2020 with AC Milan. The Rossoneri return to the European Cup after 2020–21, when they finished second in Serie A behind Inter; Unfortunately in UCL 2021-22 they finished bottom of their group. Finally, for 2022–23, Milan reached the Champions League semi-finals, but Zlatan could not register due to injuries and retired.

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