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(Video) Zlatan Ibrahimovic Gives Emotional Speech On The Death Of His Brother After Winning Award

The PSG star was named Swedish Player of the Year.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed his emotional side after being named Swedish Player of the Year for a record eighth successive time and ninth in his career overall.

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Known for a huge ego on the pitch, Ibrahimovic was very gracious after being given the award and also spoke of the untimely deaths of his brother and fellow countrymen Klas Ingesson and Pontus Segerstrom this year.

Sapko Ibrahimovic died in April aged 40 after battling a long-term illness, whilst former Sheffield Wednesday defender Ingesson died of cancer and Segerstrom succumbed to a brain tumour.

“What do you say after winning this award? There isn’t much to say because these awards speak for themselves,” Ibrahimovic was quoted by the Guardian.

“I am still living my boyhood dream when it comes to football. All these awards I have got and still getting is proof that one has done something good and that one is good at what one is doing.

“But it is all overshadowed by what has happened to Klas and Pontus and I had a brother who also passed away under similar circumstances.

“So there is a life next to this [football life] that is much more important. May they rest in peace.”

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