Found November 25, 2012 on
For Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Philippe Mexes, it was a simple case of “monkey see, monkey do.”
The two soccer players recently scored excellent goals. Both strikes — overhead kicks — required audacity, technique and a little bit of luck. Each was stunning and unexpected. Predictably, many commentators rate them among the best goals ever scored.
But which was better?
On Nov. 14, Ibrahimovic caused a stir around the world, scoring all four goals in Sweden’s victory over England. But it was his fourth that stood out above the rest.
The superstar striker volleyed a shot from 30 yards out into an empty net. His back was goal and he was closer to the sideline than he was to the center of the field. Did we mention that he used a bicycle kick? Or that he did it at the highest level, during a game involving national teams?
The 31-year-old Swede is one of the best players of his generation. He’s scored goals and won titles at every stop in his illustrious career. If there was one player who cou...
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Naturally, we love a good sweater here at Cosby Sweaters, so when we came across this Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired sweater, we had to share it with the world.
The artist, American-born Lisa Anne Auerbach, is currently showcasing her sweaters throughout Malmo, Sweden, which also happens to be the hometown of the international hero and world-class striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The football enigma that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic raised a few eyebrows when talk materialised over the summer, that the Swedish striker – typically regarded as one of the finest in the world, and a one-time player of esteemed sides such as Inter, Barcelona and Juventus – would be set to quit AC Milan for the Qatari-rich project of Paris Saint-Germain, and the rather less alluring...
The last time the Deuce took a sabbatical, Dolph Lundgren welcomed you back. It’s been over half a year since we last posted and we know you’ve been jonesing for some of the good ****. Well we’re back, lady and gentlemen. So without any further ado, we’ll let Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Pep Guardiola do the honors this time.
Sorry for the long absence but we needed to take some...