One of the greatest footballers to ever play the sport, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has bid his final goodbye to the beautiful game of football.
AC Milan supporters had a huge sign reading ‘Godbye’ at their final game of the season against Verona. The Swedish International has played just four games this season due to an injury, he last featured in a Serie A game against Udinese.
The 41-year-old was teary in his farewell speech at the San Siro Stadium on Sunday, June 4th, 2023. He confirmed his retirement when he said it was time for him to retire from football.
So many memories and emotions inside this stadium. The first time I arrived you gave me happiness, the second time, you gave me love. I want to thank my family and those close to me for their patience. I want to thank my second family. The players, the coach, and his staff for the responsibility they gave me. I want to thank the directors for the opportunity they gave me. Last but not least, from my heart, I want to thank you, fans. You welcomed me with open arms and I will be a Milanista my entire life. It’s time to say goodbye to football, but not to you. It’s too difficult, there are too many emotions. I’ll see you around if you are lucky. Forza Milan and goodbye.
Zlatan will remain one of the footballers that played for most major clubs in Europe. He played for Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, PSG, United, and LA Galaxy. He won league titles in the Netherlands, Spain, France, and Italy over his 24 years in professional football.
"The time has arrived to say goodbye".
We will miss you, forever and 𝐀𝐋𝐖𝐀𝐈𝐙❤️🖤
Good luck in retirement 👏 pic.twitter.com/vF0w3kCKU9
— Lega Serie A (@SerieA_EN) June 4, 2023