I came like a king, left like a legend

“My last game tomorrow at Parc des Princes. I came like a king, left like a legend”. Words of none other than those of the Legendary Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Before any speculation can be made about the future of the legend lets reflect on his accomplishments and accolades PSG.

Zlatan’s Adventure with PSG began 17 July 2012, when Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that they had reached an agreement to acquire the sporting and economic rights of Ibrahimović from A.C. Milan.

First season in France He ended the year as Ligue 1’s top goalscorer with 30 goals, becoming the first player to reach that mark in the French top flight since Jean-Pierre Papin in the 1989–90 season. On 20 May 2013, he was named as Ligue 1’s player of the year by the Union nationale des footballeurs professionnels (UNFP).

On 11 May, he was named Ligue 1’s player of the year for the second consecutive season. Ibrahimović ended the Ligue 1 season as top scorer with 26 goals as PSG won a second consecutive league title. Overall, he scored 41 goals in all competitions, including ten in eight Champions League matches.

In an irregular season where he only scored 19 goals he finished 3rd behind teammate Edinson Cavani and Alexander Lacazette.

He announced he would be leaving PSG at the end of the season, while joking that only if they replaced the Eiffel Tower with a statue of himself he would stay.[128] On 16 April, Ibrahimović scored twice in a 6–0 home win against Caen to earn him a season-best 32 goals in league; it was also his 41st goal of the season, equaling his season-best in 2013–14 season with two games less playing. Three days later, he netted the winner in the 2015–16 Coupe de France semi-final match away against Lorient to send Paris into the final for the second consecutive season; it was also his 42nd goal of the season, setting a new personal best.

Now we can speculate whether “el leyenda” will try with another team to conquer the elusive champions league with another team or he will make a big money to Quatar, China or MLS.

Fans would want el leyenda to remain and wish him success anywhere he goes but lovers of football would want him to win the title that he has never one the champions league. He is now 34 but as he declared he is like fine wine he gets better with time and if his last campaign with PSG where he beat his personal best to score 42 goals in all competitons is any indication we can only expect more greatness from him if he decides to continue plying his trade wherever he may decide to go.


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