Initially, to call Simon Kjær and Zlatan Ibrahimović 'Beauty and the Beast' wasn't
such a bad idea.
But make no mistake about it, Simon Kjær may be the best looking footballer, he's also as tough as Ibra. That's why: Viking and the Beast.
These two had quite a history, but they're
AC Milan brothers now and that works out pretty well. Watch the best pictures, videos and stories.
Here's a video of Simon Kjær and Zlatan Ibrahimović. There's quite some rare footage in it! So, let's watch it first, before we continue.
On May 10, 2014, the two played against each other, young Simon Kjær for LOSC Lille and
Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Paris Saint-Germain. The match ended in a 1-3 win for PSG, so let's quickly forget about that.
During this match Simon Kjær came close to scoring a goal. Look at that GIF!
With their national teams, Simon Kjær and Zlatan Ibrahimović played against each other several times. Watch these
pictures from the European Championship qualifying matches. First Sweden against Denmark on November 14, 2015, which ended in 2-1. And
the return match on November 17, 2015, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Sweet stuff from early in their careers.
Read more about about Simon Kjær as the captain of Denmark.
There was a serious situation at the time Simon Kjær played for a Fenerbahçe and Zlatan Ibrahimović for Manchester United.
During the UEFA Europa League match between Manchester United and Fenerbahçe on November 3, 2016 in Istanbul things went wrong when Ibra grabbed
Simon by the throat.
But let's close this chapter and look at this picture when things were still peaceful.
Since 2020 AC Milan has been home to both Simon Kjær and Zlatan Ibrahimović. In
an interview Simon Kjær said: "I've come across him on plenty of occasions throughout my career.
We've had a few battles on the pitch but there's no problem between us now, we're working towards the same goal. His presence here is an extra push for everyone,
he's a great champion and his career speaks for itself." Good to know, we're all good.
- Simon Kjær about Zlatan Ibrahimović
May you ever need advice about buying a second home, Zlatan Ibrahimović is there to help. This is what he said to Simon Kjær: "It depends on what you want. Ultimately, it’s nice everywhere. People usually have an apartment in the city, and then a summer house by the water. So it’s all about where you want to have your summer house." And thank you.
Tale as old as time, true as it can be, barely even friends, then somebody bends. Alright, that's it about the Viking and the Beast. Also worth reading: Simon Kjær tattoos and more about AC Milan.
Many thanks to @itsdanieljaf for contributing.
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