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Is Arijon Ibrahimovic Related To Zlatan? Relation Between Them

By Sriyukta Pradhananga | October 3, 2022 06:15 PM

Arijon Ibrahimovic celebrates as he scores for his U-19 Bayern Munich side against Dortmund U-19 team in December
Arijon Ibrahimovic celebrates as he scores for his U-19 Bayern Munich side against Dortmund U-19 team in December( Source : kicker )

Arijon Ibrahimovic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have no relation to each other. One is a rising star in the German youth set up and the other has been ruling the sport for more than two decades.

The reputed English newspaper, Guardian recently named Arijon as one of the best players born in 2005 and soon we might see the midfielder under Julian Nagelsmann's supervision in the senior team.

Though they may not be related by blood, Arijon has a profound respect for the great Swedish player. And he paid homage to the Swede as one of his Instagram captions read: "The tiger and the lion may be stronger. But the wolf doesn't perform in the circus.

Arijon Ibrahimovic Quick Facts

Full NameArijon Ibrahimovic
Age16
Date of Birth11 December, 2005
Height5 ft 9 inches
TeamBayern Munich U-19
NationalityGerman

Arijon Ibrahimovic is not related to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. As the 16-year-old shares the same last name with the great Swedish player, many are bound to think that the two have some sort of blood relation.

Arijon, born in Germany to Kosovan parents, has quickly garnered fame for his footballing skills. The English newspaper Guardian even named him as the best football player born in 2005.

Arijon Ibrahimovic of Germany scores his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Under17 European Championship Qualifier match between Germany U17 and Scotland U17 on March 26, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Arijon Ibrahimovic of Germany scores his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Under17 European Championship Qualifier match between Germany U17 and Scotland U17 on March 26, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. ( Source : gettyimages )

Julian Nagelsmann, the head coach of Bayern Munich, on seeing the impressive skill set of the youngster, called him to train with the senior team at the start of the year.

Though Arijon is yet to make his debut for the senior team, it certainly won't take him long to establish himself as a permanent player in the starting lineup.

And the man with whom many think he is related certainly needs no introduction. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the few players who can say with great pride that he has conquered every land he has stepped his feet on. And no, he didn't do it by starting a war but simply by his athletic footballing skills.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan celebrates victory parade of
Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan celebrates victory parade of "Scudetto" Championship in an open-top bus through the streets of Milan on May 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy. ( Source : gettyimages )

Zlatan has won major trophies in England, France, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain. And if you have never watched him play, you certainly haven't escaped the memes related to him.

Though many thought he was done haunting the European teams after his move to LA Galaxy, the man returned to Italy to play for AC Milan and helped them win their first league title in a decade. And that was the most Zlatan thing to have happened.

Arijon Ibrahimovic Parents - Born To Kosovan Parents In Germany

Arijon Ibrahimovic was born to Kosovan parents in 2005. Raised in the old town of Germany, Nuremberg, Arijon was recruited by Bayern Munich at a young age.

Called the Jewel of Bayern Munich, Arijon has not talked much about his parents at great length. The youngster who currently plays for the under-19 side is yet to reveal his parent's name.

 Arijon Ibrahimovic of Germany U18 reacts during the warmup session prior to the U18-Nations-Tournament match between Germany U18 and Mexico U18 at Stadium SK Hanacka Slavia Kromeriz on September 25, 2022 in Kromeriz, Czech Republic.
Arijon Ibrahimovic of Germany U18 reacts during the warmup session prior to the U18-Nations-Tournament match between Germany U18 and Mexico U18 at Stadium SK Hanacka Slavia Kromeriz on September 25, 2022 in Kromeriz, Czech Republic. ( Source : gettyimages )

Though he is active on his social media handle, Arijon seems to shy away from presenting his personal life to his followers. The youngster has his Instagram handle filled with photos of his training sessions and football matches with his rival teams. 

In such a quick time, the youngster has accumulated a huge fan following. Looking at his trajectory, the sky is the limit for him.

Arijon Ibrahimovic of Germany reacts after scoring a goal during the U18-Nations-Tournament match between Czech Republic U18 and Germany U18 at Stadium Letna on September 21, 2022 in Zlin, Czech Republic.
Arijon Ibrahimovic of Germany reacts after scoring a goal during the U18-Nations-Tournament match between Czech Republic U18 and Germany U18 at Stadium Letna on September 21, 2022 in Zlin, Czech Republic. ( Source : gettyimages )

Mr and Mrs Ibrahimovic are certainly proud of their son's accomplishment at such a young age. Not many are in the same league as Arijon, who is a once-in-a-lifetime player.

There isn't any rush from the German side to bring Arijon to the senior team. He is still in his formidable years and has a long way to go. But when he breaks into the senior team, we might see his parents, along with thousands of Bayern fans chanting his name throughout the stadium.

Arijon Ibrahimovic Father

Arijon Ibrahimovic's father is of Kosovan heritage. And no, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not his father, though the Swede has two children who are similar to Arijon in age.

Zlatan's two sons-Maximilian, age 16 and Vincent, age 14, are currently following their father's footsteps and one day might come face to face with Arijon on the football pitch.

 Arijon Ibrahimovic of Germany celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal with teammates during the Under-17 KOMM with 4-Nation Tournament Match between Germany and Belgium at Sportschule Wedau on September 01, 2021 in Duisburg, Germany
Arijon Ibrahimovic of Germany celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal with teammates during the Under-17 KOMM with 4-Nation Tournament Match between Germany and Belgium at Sportschule Wedau on September 01, 2021 in Duisburg, Germany ( Source : gettyimages )

The Bayern Munich youngster did have a dilemma of whether to represent his father's country or Germany in the national team. And chose to go with the latter option.

With the German national team, he will have more opportunities to play at a higher level and can share the company of many great players.

Kosovo's national team has had many ups and downs in recent years. The team had successfully entered the qualification round for World Cup but failed to create any noise in UEFA Euros. 

Arijon Ibrahimovic Net Worth 2022

Arijon Ibrahimovic most likely has a net worth of over $100K. But it might soon turn into seven figures after he breaks into the senior team in Bayern Munich.

The attacking midfielder joined the German Giants from Nurnberg Yth in the 2018 season and since then has become a vital player in the team.

Arijon Ibrahimovic signs the contract with the German Giants, Bayern Munich which keeps him at the club till the end of 2024 season
Arijon Ibrahimovic signs the contract with the German Giants, Bayern Munich which keeps him at the club till the end of 2024 season ( Source : instagram )

In 2021, the youngster signed a deal with the German team, which will keep him at the club until 2024. The contract is lucrative as Bayern would want to save their youngster from becoming a transfer target from other top clubs in Europe.

The German club weekly needs to spend €5 million to satisfy all its senior players and, on average, spends €200k for a single player.

If Arijon continues to impress the Bayern officials and his manager Nagelsmann, the youngster could soon be on the list along with the likes of Sadio Mane and Thomas Muller. 

Arijon Ibrahimovic Career As A Footballer

Arijon Ibrahimovic's career as a football player began when he joined the club Gr Furth FC. And after impressing everybody with his talent at Nurnberg Yth, the club signed him in 2014.

From there, it was the German giants that poached the attacking midfielder in the 2018 season, and now he is known to cause havoc on the U-19 level.

Arijon Ibrahimovic ( C ) of Germany takes a shot during the UEFA Under 17 European Championship Qualifier match between Russia U17 and Germany U17 at FRF Football Centre on October 26, 2021 in Buftea, Romania
Arijon Ibrahimovic ( C ) of Germany takes a shot during the UEFA Under 17 European Championship Qualifier match between Russia U17 and Germany U17 at FRF Football Centre on October 26, 2021 in Buftea, Romania ( Source : gettyimages )

At age 14, Arijon debuted for the U-17 side, and by 2021, Julian Nagelsmann had brought him to train with Bayern Munich's senior team. 

Many have compared Arijon's style with that of Leon Goretzka, and it will be interesting to see the youngster's growth in the coming years.

Arijon is currently the lead goal scorer for the Bayern Munich U-19 team as he has scored six goals in 5 appearances. 

Arijon Ibrahimovic of FC Bayern Muenchen controls the ball during the UEFA Youth League match between FC Barcelona and Bayern Muenchen at Johan Cruyff Stadium on September 14, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain.
Arijon Ibrahimovic of FC Bayern Muenchen controls the ball during the UEFA Youth League match between FC Barcelona and Bayern Muenchen at Johan Cruyff Stadium on September 14, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. ( Source : gettyimages )

Bundesliga can be a great league for the player to grow and mature. Look at Erling Haaland. That man has caused havoc in the Premier league. He previously played for Bayern's biggest rival, Borussia Dortmund.

And last night, the man put Manchester United's defense to a shame as he scored a hattrick and earned praise from the United legend Paul Scholes

Some FAQs

Is Arijon Ibrahimovic related to Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

Depite sharing the same last name, Arijon Ibrahimovic is not related to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Who are Arijon Ibrahimovic parents?

Arijon Ibrahimovic was born to parents to Kosvon descent.

What is Arijon Ibrahimovic's net worth?

Arijon Ibrahimovic has a net worth in thousands.



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