Giannis Antetokounmpo Sends Heartfelt Message to Retiring Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Giannis Antetokounmpo Sends Heartfelt Message to Retiring Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Edwin Kiplagat
June 6, 2023 at 9:51 AM
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo has paid tribute to the retiring Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • Ibrahimovic announced his retirement from football on Sunday at 41 years old
  • The Swede scored 511 goals and won 13 league titles in four countries

Tributes have been pouring in for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who announced his retirement from football this past weekend.

Two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was not left behind as he shared a lovely message congratulating the Swede for his successful career.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, NBA, Milwaukee Bucks, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan, PSG, Inter Milan, Manchester United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never won a Champions League title. Photos by John Fisher and Marco Luzzani.
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The 41-year-old has a great career. He played for Paris St-Germain, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, LA Galaxy, and both AC and Inter Milan, winning league titles in four countries and scoring 511 goals.

The Swede returned to AC Milan for a second spell in 2019 but only played four times in the 2022/23 season because of injury, per BBC.

In Milan's final Serie A game of the season against Verona, he was moved to tears as he announced his retirement from football, per the Athletic. He won 13 league titles in four different countries and scored 62 goals in 122 games for his country.

He started his career in Sweden with Malmo before moving to Ajax in 2001.

Antetokounmpo's message to Ibrahimovic

The Milwaukee Bucks superstar, who is enjoying his long off-season, took to Twitter to congratulate the Swede on his impressive career.

"Lions don’t compare themselves with humans. -Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Congrats on the unbelievable career my friend."

Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to the 2021 NBA championship but were stunned in the opening round of the 2023 playoffs. He gave a famous speech shortly after they were eliminated.

Antetokounmpo passionate speech

Sports Brief earlier reported on Antetokounmpo giving a passionate speech about failure after the Bucks' embarrassing playoff exit.

The Bucks were eliminated from the 2023 NBA playoffs after losing Game 5 to the 8th-seed Miami Heat. They lost 128-126 in overtime.

"It's not a failure; it's steps to success. There's always steps to it. Michael Jordan played 15 years, won six championships. The other nine years was a failure? That's what you're telling me?"
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