Zlatan retires: Top 5 goals for Sweden

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic announcing his retirement from international football after Euro 2016 and Sweden failing to make it through the group stages, we take a look back at some of the utterly brilliant but also entertaining goals that the Swedish legend has provided for us.

5. Sweden (vs Greece) Euro 2008.

After a quick one-two with Sebastian Larsson, Zlatan Ibrahimovic fires it into the top left corner past the outstretched arm of Greek keeper Nikopolidis.

Ibrahimovic’s goal vs Greece

4. Sweden (vs England) November 2012.

In the same match that Zlatan scored all four goals to claim a 4–2 victory for Sweden, this goal is one of a few superb finishes by the Swedish captain. After the ball was played over the top of the defence, the technique from the number 10 was wonderful as he chested the ball and volleyed it home.

Sweden’s second goal is the one talked about above

3. Sweden (vs France) Euro 2012.

After a cross placed on the edge of the box from Seb Larsson landed at a perfect height for Ibrahimovic, he swiveled and pulled off a stunning volley to the bottom left hand corner past the diving Hugo Lloris. Larsson went on to grab a goal for himself as Sweden won 2–0.

Zlatan’s volley vs France

2. Sweden (vs Italy) Euro 2004.

With Sweden doing everything they could in an attempt to clinch an equaliser, Zlatan capitalised on a goal mouth scramble with a sensational back heel flick which looped over the Italian keeper and a final defender placed on the goal line to earn a 1–1 draw and a point for Sweden.

Zlatan’s back heel flick vs Italy

1. Sweden (vs England) November 2012.

After scoring all four, this will certainly be the most memorable for both Zlatan and all football fans across the globe. Despite already being in front 3–2 with not long left in the match, the Swedish striker chased a long ball down field and after an awful clearance from Joe Hart, Ibra pulled off an outrageous 30-yard overhead kick which flew over three English players and landed in the back of the net.

The amazing 30-yard overhead kick, with brilliant Stan Collymore commentary
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