Zlatan Ibrahimovic selects his five-a-side dream team

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The notion that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is slightly mad has long been discussed, so it's not entirely surprising that he's selected a rather outlandish, yet brilliant five-a-side team. 

The incredible quartet of Ronaldo (the original), Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho make the enigmatic forward's list. 

There's room for one more, of course, and you can probably guess who it is. It's Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But you already knew that, didn't you?


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That's right, the Swedish superstar has picked five of the most technically gifted players to have played the game over the last 20 years. He hasn't, however, selected a goalkeeper or even a defender...

"I need no defenders, only attackers," the charismatic striker told

Brilliant five 


Long before that pesky Cristiano Ronaldo took the world of football by storm, there was only one Ronaldo. That man was a genius in his own right. The former Real Madrid star enjoyed a remarkable career, scoring many goals and winning numerous individual and team awards in the process. 

Lionel Messi

We're all quite aware that Messi is rather talented. The Argentine has been destroying defenders for many years and isn't slowing down. The record-breaking Barcelona ace may well go down in history as the greatest player to have ever played the game.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic is a crazy genius. He really is. Having played for some of the biggest clubs in the world, the striker often splits opinion, but there can be no denying that he's an exceptional talent. Approaching the final stages of his career, it will be a great shame when he hangs up his boots. 

Zinedine Zidane

Zidane was quite the player, wasn't he? The current coach of Real Madrid Castilla was ridiculously gifted and wowed us time-and-time again throughout his playing days. The Frenchman was one of the classiest midfielders to have ever starred in Europe. 


Now this man really is an artist on the field of play. The flamboyant Brazilian has produced outrageous moments week in, week out and certainly won't be forgotten in a hurry. Despite being 35 years of age, it has recently been confirmed that he will return to his former club Fluminense in January to star in the Florida Cup.

Which superstars would make your team? Have your say below! 

Lionel Messi
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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