Terrifying statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic unveiled in Malmo which eclipses Cristiano Ronaldo bust as thousands flock to see Swedish legend – The Sun

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC showed he has lost none of his modesty – even if a huge new statue of himself almost has!

The Swedish legend told thousands of fans at the unveiling of the near-naked effigy in Malmo: "When you come to New York you have the Statue of Liberty, when you come to Sweden you have the Statue of Zlatan."

And after a much-mocked statue of rival superstar Cristiano Ronaldo at Madeira airport in Portugal was eventually replaced, designers went for bust this time.

Ibrahimovic's bronze, topless statue towered over the suited-and-booted former Manchester United striker in his home town as he spread his arms out wide in a famous goal salute replicated by the monument.

Ibra's national FA commissioned the 8.9-foot sculpture from Swedish artist Pete Linde to honour the country's greatest ever player.

Ibrahimovic, 38, is now with LA Galaxy after netting 62 times in 116 internationals.

And there were also eye-catching spells with Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG.

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