Happy Birthday: Ibrahimovic, Timmer and Couples

Sport360 staff 11:54 03/10/2016
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(Clockwise): Fred Couples, Marianne Timmer and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Still playing, still scoring goals but regardless it’s difficult to look past the Super Swede.

The Manchester United striker turns 35 today but his career shows no signs of waning having made an immediate impact in English football.

Ibrahimovic started out at Malmo before he was snapped up in the late 1990s by Ajax where he really made a name for himself, earning a move to Juventus.

He won two Serie A titles there, which were later revoked due to the Calciopoli scandal, and Juve’s troubles saw him move to Internazionale where he guided them to three league titles, winning Serie A Player of the Year twice.

Barcelona was next, but that spell ended badly. He returned to Italy with AC Milan before joining PSG where he would become the club’s highest-ever goalscorer, plundering 133 times in 122 games to guide them to 11 major trophies.

More sport star birthdays on this day:

1959: Fred Couples, an ex-world No. 1 in golf and winner of the 1992 Masters (57).

1965: Annemarie Verstappen, Dutch freestyle swimmer who won three medals at the 1984 Games (51).

1974: Marianne Timmer, former speed skater from the Netherlands and two-time Olympic gold medallist (42).

1983: Fred, Brazilian striker who scored one of the fastest goals in history for America Mineiro (33).

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