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Ibrahimovic Becomes Co-Owner Of Swedish Club Hammarby

  Zlatan Ibrahimovic has acquired roughly a quarter of the shares in Stockholm-based football team Hammarby, the club said on Wednesday. Advertisement The 38-year-old former … Continue reading Ibrahimovic Becomes Co-Owner Of Swedish Club Hammarby


In this file photo taken on October 08, 2019 Sweden’s football star, Los Angeles Galaxy’s forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, attends a press conference ahead of the unveiling of a 2,7 m bronze statue of him near the stadium where he made his professional debut in his hometown of Malmo in southern Sweden. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has acquired roughly a quarter of the shares in Stockholm-based football team Hammarby, the club said on November 27, 2019. The 38-year-old former Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United forward has bought 50 percent of American sporting and entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group’s (AEG) stake in the Swedish team, according to a separate statement by AEG. Johan NILSSON / TT News Agency / AFP Add to cart Print Download Related documents Share this document Full size|1024 px|512 px Mockup (1024 px)> ^ AFPForum Your opinion matters 3 My notifications USER MESSAGESView all AFP’s content accessible on the move? AFP Agenda Welcome to AFP Forum! LATEST NEWSView all 11/27/2019 15:39 UTC+1 – AFP URGENT: At least 13 dead in new massacre near east DR Congo’s Beni: local govt … 11/27/2019 14:01 UTC+1 – AFP URGENT: UN says peacekeepers suspected in killing of DR Congo protester 11/27/2019 12:30 UTC+1 – AFP URGENT: EU parliament approves von der Leyen commission 11/27/2019 10:01 UTC+1 – AFP ALERT: Kremlin says ‘regrets’ WADA’s proposed ban 11/27/2019 09:28 UTC+1 – AFP ALERT: Germany to reach 2% NATO target defence spending in ‘2030s’: Merkel Welcome [email protected] Logoutx Zlatan Ibrahimovic All documents Show menuLaunch searchAdvanced search HOME TEXT STORIES PHOTOS VIDEOS GRAPHICS MULTIMEDIA BETA Editorial Facets View worldmap PeopleShow/Hide Zlatan Ibrahimovic3 TopicsShow/Hide IBRAHIMOVIC Zlatan In the footsteps of… IBRAHIMOVIC Zlatan Zlatan Ibrahimovic – LATEST PICTURES Zlatan Ibrahimovic – FILES Sweden bids adieu to ‘proud’ Zlatan Show all » EventsShow/Hide Football superstar…2 Sweden’s Ibrahimov…1 LocationsShow/Hide +Sweden2 +United States1 CategoriesShow/Hide Sport8 Lifestyle and Huma…7 News Business Art & Entertainmen… KeywordsShow/Hide SPORT1 GETTYIMAGERANK21 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCE…1 SOCCER1 TOPSHOTS PARTNERS Check out our offers For your information Conditions of use Report an incident Login : [email protected] Server: VSPAR-MF-WEB-05 AFPForum v2.19.522.2 Chrome78 v78.0 (x64) Zlatan Ibrahimovic Did you meanZlatan Ibrahimovic 3 photos Display My selection 0 Display all documents, even if I cannot download themSave this search Alert FILES – FBL – US – SWE – … 6/2/2019AFP Photo FILES – FBL – SWE – US – … 10/8/2019AFP Photo FILES – FBL – SWE – US – … 10/8/2019AFP Photo
In this file photo taken on October 08, 2019 Sweden’s football star, Los Angeles Galaxy’s forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, attends a press conference ahead of the unveiling of a 2,7 m bronze statue of him near the stadium where he made his professional debut in his hometown of Malmo in southern Sweden. PHOTO: Johan NILSSON / TT News Agency / AFP

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has acquired roughly a quarter of the shares in Stockholm-based football team Hammarby, the club said on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old former Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United forward has bought 50 percent of American sporting and entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group’s (AEG) stake in the Swedish team, according to a separate statement by AEG.

AEG also owns LA Galaxy where Ibrahimovic has played the last two MLS seasons, although he has confirmed he will leave when his contract runs out at the end of the year.

Ibrahimovic had hinted that something was in the works earlier this week when he posted a short video on Instagram showing a football jersey in Hammarby’s colours and the name Ibrahimovic on the back.

He said he would not have a playing role for Hammarby.

“For 10 years I’ve said I won’t return to Allsvenskan (Sweden’s top league). It’s not going to happen,” he told sports magazine Sportbladet.

“I had agreed with the team from Hammarby and AEG to get this thing as global as possible. We were to be seen all over the world. Not just in Sweden.”

“This is still new to us, but of course very exciting,” Hammarby’s chairman Richard von Yxkull said in a statement.

The club was originally founded in the late 19th century, although it only started a football club in 1915. It has only won the Swedish title once — in 2001.

Hammarby are also rivals of Malmo FF (MFF), the club where Ibrahimovic started his professional career in 1999.

Such is the love for him at Malmo that a statue of Ibrahimovic was unveiled outside their stadium in October but he does not anticipate any backlash from his hometown fans.

“I know they won’t be disappointed. What I have done for MFF will last for ever. This is completely different situation. It has nothing to do with where my career started,” he told Sportbladet.

But some supporters where less than pleased to learn of Ibrahimovic’s new stake in a rival club.

“I feel bad for Zlatan. He’s burnt every bridge to MFF,” Kaveh Hosseinpour, vice-president of MFF’s supporters’ club, told broadcaster SVT.

Hosseinpour added that Ibrahimovic’s main contribution to MFF was “being sold for a lot of money.”

“Since then he hasn’t done much more.”

AFP