Zlatan Ibrahimovic named the Swedish Footballer of the Year for the tenth time in a row

The Manchester United striker has won the award 11 times in his career

Zlatan Ibrahimovic named the Swedish Footballer of the Year for the tenth time in a row

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It has become one of the most predictable awards in World sport, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named the Swedish Footballer of the Year for the tenth time in a row, on Monday night.

The Manchester United striker won the award for the tenth time in a row, at the awards ceremony in Stockholm. It is the 11th time, Ibrahimovic has won the Guldbollen, having won his maiden title in 2005.

Having retired from international football after Euro 2016, the 35-year-old joined Manchester United on a one-year deal. He has already scored six goals since joining the club.

The Swedish FA announced after Ibrahimovic won the award, that they were to create a life-size statue of the striker, which will be placed outside the Friends Arena in Stockholm. 

On accepting his 11th award, Ibrahimovic switched his focus to the honour of having a statue created in his honour.

"You usually get this after you die, but I still feel alive. When I die, this statue will live on forever."