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Zlatan Is Not Happy About Being Named Sweden's Second Greatest Ever Sports Star

Zlatan Is Not Happy About Being Named Sweden's Second Greatest Ever Sports Star
By Gary Reilly

Bjorn Borg was a fairly decent tennis player at the height of his powers. Five Wimbledon titles and eleven grand slam in total confirm that, and for the nation of Sweden he is justifiably lauded as a national hero. Despite that, he's just not Zlatan, is he?

Unfortunately for the PSG forward, the Swedish people have spoken and it's Bjorn who has been listed as the country's greatest sports star, beating out Ibrahimovic into second place. The poll, which was conducted by the Dagens Nyheter newspaper, ranked the top 150 Swedish sporting icons with people like Henrik Larsson, Stefan Edberg and Carolina Kluft left trailing in the wake of Borg and Ibrahimovic.

Second place behind Bjorn Borg is not too bad though, except if you're Zlatan. Having been congratulated on coming runner-up, his response was exactly what we've come to expect, and love.

Thanks, but coming second is like coming last.

The PSG forward was then asked who would be on his list, to which he replied:

On the list I am first, second, third, fourth and fifth, with all due respect to others.

The best Zlatan quote of all time? We'll leave that for future historians to decide but it's certainly in with a shout. The 'with all due respect to the others' really just makes it.

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As far as we're concerned, he'll always be number one. Never change Zlatan, never change.

[Irish Times]

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