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Zlatan is awesome (charity-related)

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Sweden's national football team for the intellectually disabled — also known as "The Unknown Team" — needed 350,000 kronor ($51,000) to travel to the INAS World Cup in Brazil this month. In a desperate bid to raise this considerable sum of money so that the team could travel to the tournament for which they rightfully qualified, staff members reached out to several prominent Swedish footballers for help. They got the likes of Johan Elmander, Kim Kallstron, Andreas Isaksson and Per Nilsson to donate autographed shirts and boots to be auction off towards the cause. Then they asked Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

According to Aftonbladet, Ibrahimovic's response was, "What the hell are you going to do with a shirt? How much is it to go?" And when told the full amount they needed to raise, the national team captain, who was devastated by failing to lead his side to the FIFA World Cup earlier this summer, then asked for their bank account number and deposited all of it.

As a result of making this donation, Zlatan has become the team's official ambassador.

"Football should be played by anyone, regardless of gender, disability or not," The Swedish football federation's website quotes Zlatan as saying. "And when we missed the World Cup, I was deeply disappointed, but when I heard about 'The Unknown Team' I said to myself that I wanted to do everything in my power to help them to experience the World Cup. There was nothing to think about. Now I get to experience the World Cup through them."



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Zlatan!


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BobBarker
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fricking Zlatan, you lovable bastard.


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WarSlamEagle
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I am trying to figure out how he could be more awesome. Coming up with a blank.


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metallica81788
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Zlatastic.

My favorite footballer. People call him a douche, which he is, but he is honest and capable of things like this. He's also hilarious. The world missed out with him not in the WC this summer.

Need to grab his autobiography.


rdw1690
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Beast

He and Ronald take a lot of flack for their on field antics but they're both very charitable.


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FunkasaurusReb
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That's it I'm getting him on my FIFA team and making sure he wins the Golden Boot in every competition.


SuperSoakher
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I dare to Zlatan


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SwaggerCopter
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What a lad.

Story gives me chills.


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AUin02
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God I love that guy.


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WarSlamEagle
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Weird Bump: Bought his autobiography yesterday, almost halfway through it already. I would recommend it to everyone on this board.


PTBob
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once i finish this last game of thrones i'm def gonna read it. i've heard good things.


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Dijkstra
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Need to grab his autobiography.


I have it sitting on my desk. What a great read. I laughed out loud several times.


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gnarkill1529
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Good luck if you are playing ultimate team lol...he is over a million in chips


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