Zlatan Ibrahimovic buys himself rare £1.4m Ferrari Monza for his 38th birthday

Posted Sunday, October 06, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

Zlatan Ibrahimovic buys himself rare £1.4m Ferrari Monza for his 38th birthday
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has treated himself to a £1.4million rare Ferrari to celebrate turning 38-years-old Credit: Instagram @iamzlatanibrahimovic

IT APPEARS Lions do indeed celebrate birthdays!

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to be as standout on the roads as he is on the pitch after he splashed out £1.4million on a rare Ferrari Monza SP2 to mark turning 38 this week.

The LA Galaxy star reached the milestone on Thursday and revealed he is one of only 499 people to own the exclusive Italian sports car.

The hot roadster was only introduced last year and can hit 0-60mph in around 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 186 miles-per-hour.

Ibrahimovic shared an image of the lavish red-seated model on Instagram alongside the caption: "Happy Birthday to Zlatan."

The former Manchester United striker will be the only footballer unconcerned by turning 38, after stats showed that he is only improving with age.

Ibrahimovic has scored 300 goals since turning 30 on October 3, 2011.

And they come in just 371 matches, meaning his goals-per-game ratio since hitting the big 30 is an impressive 0.81.

Zlatan has also scored a national-record 62 goals for Sweden in his 116 caps up until 2016, 28 of those before his 30th birthday and 34 after.

The figures are all the more remarkable considering the career-threatening knee injury he suffered two years ago.

Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have since enquired about Ibra's physique after he finally retires from the game.

"His knee is so strong that the doctors said they had never seen anything like it," Zlatan's agent, Mino Raiola, told Swedish newspaper Expressen.

"He has a knee that it is almost impossible for a football player with a 20-year career to have. It was quite clean, there was no harm in it.

"Zlatan is so strong that the doctor wants him back after his career to research on him. They work on the world's best research institutions for the knees and ligaments.

"They research a lot on the subject and that is why they are better than everyone else, and doctors want back Zlatan to do research on him.

"So after Zlatan's career, we will go back and open him up again to do research on his ligaments."

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