Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s dream XI. Of course he does.
The Swedish legend revealed his all-time XI and the man himself is up front with Barcelona legend Lionel Messi and Brazil hero Ronaldinho just behind in attack.
The 38-year-old has enjoyed a glittering professional career, plying his trade in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1.
He’s won the lot and played with a lot of superstar players. We’re talking some of the very best talent in world football, so, needless to say, his dream XI is brimmed with ridiculous talent.
Ibrahimovic named Messi and Ronaldinho up front with the towering-striker playing with both men while at Barcelona and AC Milan, respectively.
In midfield, Patrick Viera, Xavi and Pavel Nedved. Ibrahimovic was teammates with Viera at both Juventus and Inter Milan after the Frenchman left Arsenal for Serie A in 2005, and rubbed shoulders with Xavi and Nedved at Barcelona and Juventus, respectively.
Lillian Thuram, Thiago Silva, Alessandro Nesta and Maxwell make up the defensive line with Gianluigi Buffon between the sticks.
Julio Cesar, Andres Iniesta, Fabio Cannavaro, Gennaro Gattuso and Clarence Seedorf are all named as substitutes.
Ibrahimovic uploaded a picture of his dream XI on social media, accompanied with the words:
“In I Am Football I present my dream team. I also put in 50 pages with complete statistics and fun facts from my career, like how many goals I have done with my right foot and how many minutes I played with Inter. It will give you something to talk about this Christmas,” he wrote.
He’s failed to pick any Manchester United players. Ibrahimovic enjoyed a prolific spell at Old Trafford, scoring 17 goals in England’s top flight.