Ibrahimovic always won wherever he went. I don't know any other footballer who became a legend for three Italian giants - Juventus, Inter, and Milan. I don't know any other footballer who would be bid farewell with tears in the eyes by the Juventus and Milan tifosi after his performances for the Old Lady and the Nerazzurri. This is a unique achievement, which we will fully appreciate later.

He was a champion everywhere. Except, he couldn't quite conquer the Champions League. The paradox of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He even managed to lift today's Milan from the depths of oblivion and guide them to the Scudetto, already in the role of a seasoned veteran and the king of the dressing room, practically a second coach. His friend Mino Raiola would be pleased.

Before our eyes, we see his exceptional fluidity and coordination of movement. The magnificent goal for Ajax when the entire Netherlands seemed to be on the goal line, the great goal for the national team against England, hitting it from behind himself, approximately from Norway, the lethal heel goal against Italy, and a couple hundred more astonishing karate-like goals, insane long-range strikes, scorpion kicks, goals from impossible angles, and the list goes on. This is the only one who knows how to score like Ibrahimovic. We will miss his audacity and aesthetics.

Zlatan, thank you, you are football itself!

Dmitry Zhichkin (INST; TG) exclusively for FootyRoom.co