74f13f299e868210VgnVCM200000e66411acRCRDapproved/thenational/Articles/Migration/2009-Q3<b>Factfile:</b> Zlatan Ibrahimovic64f13f299e868210VgnVCM200000e66411ac____<b>Factfile:</b> Zlatan Ibrahimovic<p><b>1981:</b> Born October 3 in Malmo, Sweden, to a Bosnian father and Croatian mother.
<b>1996:</b> Signs contract with hometown club Malmo FF.
<b>1999:</b> Makes debut for Malmo and finishes first season with one goal in six games.
<b>2001: January </b>- Makes debut for Sweden in a goalless friendly against the Faroe Islands.
<b>2001: March</b> - Joins Ajax for €7.8 million (Dh40.8m) after impressing coach Leo Beenhakker in a training game.
<b>2001-02:</b> Wins Eredivisie with Ajax, scoring six goals in 24 league games.
<b>2002: September</b> - Scores twice on Champions League debut against Lyon, helping Ajax win 2-1.
<b>2004:</b> Scores against Bulgaria and Italy in Euro 2004, but misses penalty in the quarter-final shoot-out loss to Holland.
<b>2004: August</b> - Makes sudden move to Juventus for €16m after Ajax team-mate Rafael van der Vaart claims Ibrahimovic deliberately injured him during an international match.
<b>2004-05:</b> Scores 16 goals in 35 league games and wins Guldbollen (Swedish footballer of the year) for first time.
<b>2005: </b>Subject of a reported 70 million euro bid from Real Madrid which is later revealed to be a publicity stunt initiated by his agent to raise Ibrahimovic's market value.
<b>2006:</b> Fails to score at World Cup finals in Germany as Sweden are eliminated by hosts in last 16.
<b>2006: August</b> - Moves to Inter for €24.8m after Juventus get relegated to Serie B following match-fixing scandal. Signs four-year contract with the Nerazzurri.
<b>2006: September</b> - Sent home after violating Sweden team curfew before Euro 2008 qualifier against Bulgaria. Refuses to take part in next three internationals.
<b>2006-07:</b> Ends his first season as Inter's top scorer with 15 goals and wins the first of three straight Serie A titles with the club. Named in Uefa Team of the Year.
<b>2007: November</b> - Wins Guldbollen for second time.
<b>2008: May</b> - Helps Inter retain Serie A crown. Extends Inter deal to summer 2013.
<b>June</b> - Ends two-year international goal drought against Greece in Euro 2008. Finishes the tournament with two goals but Sweden bow out at group stage.
<b>November</b> - Wins Guldbollen for third time.
<b>2008-09:</b> Finishes as top scorer in Serie A and notches 29 goals in all competitions. Named Serie A footballer of the year as Inter win title again.
<b>2009: July 24</b> - Agrees personal terms with Barcelona as he edges ever closer to joining the European champions in a deal which would see Samuel Eto'o head in opposite direction.
<b>July 27</b> - Signs a five-year deal with Barcelona.</p>
<p>* PA Sport</p>