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Ibrahimovic acquire new club after leaving LA Galaxy

European News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 27/11/2019

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has acquired Swedish top-flight side Hammarby as a co-owner after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy.

The 38-year-old departed Dignity Health Sports Park earlier this month after two successful years at in the MLS where his goal-tally stood at an outstanding 53 goals in 58 appearances.

Ibrahimovic has bought 50 percent of American sporting and entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group’s stake in the Swedish team, according to a separate statement by AEG.

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"Hammarby is a great club, with passionate supporters and respected history in Stockholm and throughout Sweden," said Ibrahimovic via the club official website.

"I am excited for the opportunity to continue my relationship with AEG while supporting one of the most interesting and influential clubs in Sweden."

Hammarby finished third in the Allsvenskan last season, level on points with Malmo and one behind champions Djurgardens.

"Hammarby is one of the most historic clubs in Swedish football and we believe that adding Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the world's most respected and experienced players, will create additional opportunities for the club," said AEG's president and chief executive Dan Beckerman.

"AEG will continue to hold our remaining ownership shares in Hammarby and support the club's operations and development, but now it will be in collaboration with one of the most knowledgeable and iconic players of all time."

Ibrahimovic scored 62 goals in 116 appearances for Sweden and previously played for Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris St-Germain and Manchester United, having made his professional debut for Malmo 20 years ago.
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