Zlatan Ibrahimovic threw Gennaro Gattuso in a bin, claims Thiago Silva

Published Add your comment

Football News

They say don’t mess with Zlatan Ibrahimovic - now we know exactly why.

That’s because Paris Saint-Germain teammate Thiago Silva has revealed a brilliant story involving the eccentric Swedish striker.

Silva and Ibrahimovic were also teammates at AC Milan - where this hilarious story takes place.


Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article:

Obviously, winding up Ibrahimovic would be seen as foolish. The 34-year-old doesn’t seem like the type of person to enjoy being teased.

But, Gennaro Gattuso decided he’d give it a go. Gattuso, himself, is far from a pushover though, being renowned for his aggressive style of play.

But there was only one winner when Gattuso and Ibrahimovic clashed.

"The protagonist of this story is Zlatan Ibrahimovic," Brazil international Silva told Sky Deutschland, per

"One day, during a training session, Gattuso spent all morning teasing Zlatan. He was provoking him, and Zlatan took it without apparently saying anything. In fact, his revenge would come soon after.”

Silva continued: ”Rino [Gattuso] and Zlatan met again in the dressing room after training, and Ibra lifted the entire weight of his team-mate, flipped him over and threw him in the bin!

"It was crazy, we all started laughing thinking about Gattuso's face. I swear, I couldn't stop laughing for a week!"

While it sounds like the Milan side were too busy messing around, they were also pretty successful on the pitch.

The aforementioned trio helped the side lift the 2011 Serie A title before Silva and Ibrahimovic joined PSG the following year.

Ibrahimovic to leave Silva

However, after six years of being teammates in Italy and France, it seems likely that they will no longer be playing together after this season.

Ibrahimovic’s contract expires at Parc des Princes in the summer and he seems certain to leave the French champions.

And there is likely to be plenty of interest in the forward. Despite being 34-years-old, Ibrahimovic shows no signs of slowing down, having scored 38 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions this season.

He will be hoping to finish his four-year spell at PSG in style. He has already helped his side ease to the league title, while they’re also in the quarter-finals of the Champions League - where they face Manchester City.

Having conquered Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France, many have linked Ibrahimovic with a move to England.

However, he appears to have talked himself out of it by claiming he wants a contract worth £600,000 to play in the Premier League.

Would you like to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Premier League? Let us know in the comments box below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Ligue 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
AC Milan
Premier League
Paris Saint-Germain
Serie A

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again