Swedish professional footballer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who played as a striker for manchester United in last season’s English Premier league, has attained living legend status in his country as he has just being immortalised with his face on currency after being represented on the 1,000 kroner note by a Swedish artist.
According to a report by Dailymail, the former Barcelona and Juventus striker who is also in a statue outside the country’s national stadium, seemed impressed with the piece, made by photographer Bingo Rimer.
Ibrahimovic who shared the photo showing him posing with a blown up version of the note on Instagram, captioned it; ‘You have Benjamin Franklin and you have me,’ referring to the statesman whose likeness adorns the $100 note in the US.
Unfortunately for his fans, the note is not official Swedish currency and is not available, meaning you cannot make a payment with a wad of Zlatans.
It is unlike the official stamps released by Sweden in 2014, with five special edition pieces released of the forward in the yellow of the national team.
However the famously self-confident forward will be pleased with Rimer’s choice of note, with 1,000 kroner – roughly equivalent to £93 – the largest denomination available in Swedish currency.