Ibrahimovic to appear on Swedish stamps
Along with being considered for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or and the Puskas Award, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will achieve another "great honour" as of March 2014 - when his image is used on a stamp.
The Swedish postal service Posten confirmed the striker will appear on five different stamps - which will be commissioned on March 27 next year - while Ibrahimovic was delighted to announce the news.
The front man is currently away on international duty ahead of Sweden's World Cup play-off with Portugal, but could not hide his excitement over the project.
"I've got to be on a corner of the stamp and it will be fun to see the finished result," Ibrahimovic said on his personal 'Zlatan Unplugged' app.
"It's a great honour to be on a postage stamp, and I'm very proud to be selected. I get a lot of bills and there are rarely great stamps. Maybe that will change now!"
Britt-Inger Hahne, head of stamps at Posten, told The Local: "He liked the idea of co-operation as he thinks a lot about his fans like those who maybe can't read or write or have never received a postcard or sent a letter.
"Many young people had never read a book before until his came out. I hope that the stamps will achieve a similar thing.
"Zlatan was very positive about the project and picked all the pictures out which feature on the five different stamps. It is a great honour for him as not many people get their own set of stamps."
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