Kind hearted Zlatan Ibrahimovic donates €40k to help Sweden's disabled team travel to the World Cup
An incredibly kind gesture from the talented PSG striker...
JOE has been a fully-fledged convert to the religion of Zlatanism for quite a long time now and it's easy to see why we love him so much.
The latest story about the Swedish star may be our favourite one yet because it seems like he didn't want any credit, fame or publicity from this amazing gesture.
Swedish newspaper Expressen revealed this lovely story about the Swedish learning disabilities national team, who qualified for the World Cup two years ago, only to see their participation in doubt due to a lack of finances.
The PSG captain and some of his fellow Sweden internationals were asked to donate shirts that could be auctioned off to help raise funds. Zlatan went one better... he gave the team all of the money himself.
Stefan Jonsson, the assistant manager of the team, told Expressen: “We didn’t know how to make it. Then Zlatan came in to the picture. Zlatan asked how much money we needed. We answered through our contacts in the Swedish national football team. And then he transferred the money to our account as a gift. An amazing gesture.”
Ibrahimovic gave 350,000 Swedish Krona (40,000 euros) for flights, hotels and living expenses in Brazil.
Jonsson also added that “Helena Seger (Zlatan’s partner and mother of their two sons) was sincerely touched and cried when he told her about his gesture. They seem to be really nice people, both of them. And Zlatan is really the opposite of what people think he is – a warm and kindful person."
In a word, hero.