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Zlatan Ibrahimović gets own set of postage stamps in Sweden

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Swedish Postal Service (Posten) announced on Monday that they are soon to release a full set of Zlatan Ibrahimović stamps.

Zlatan Ibrahimović is to feature on the stamps issued by the Swedish Postal Office
Zlatan Ibrahimović is to feature on the stamps issued by the Swedish Postal Office

Photo: Posten

The 32-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker will feature on a set of stamps to be released on March 27, 2014.

"It's a great honour to be on a postage stamp and I'm very happy and proud to have been chosen," Ibrahimović said on his personal app, Zlatan Unplugged.

"I usually receive bills and they seldom have nice stamps. Maybe that will change now.

"I've got to be on a corner of the stamp and it will be fun to see the finished result."

Britt-Inger Hahne, Posten's head of stamps, believes the Zlatan stamps will help to reach a new audience in a similar way to Ibrahimović's best-selling autobiography which was a hit with younger readers.

She told The Local: "Many young people had never read a book before until his (autobiography) came out. I hope that the stamps will achieve a similar thing."

Ibrahimović has taken an active role in the project which will see his image feature on five different stamps which come in a special booklet of ten.

Hahne added: "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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