The Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimovi? is a practising Catholic, the religion of his mother. Although his father is a Muslim, Ibrahimovi? has chosen to follow Catholicism and describes himself as very religious. He has a tattoo on his left side that reads "Only God Can Judge Me."
Zlatan Ibrahimovi? has long faced criticism over his exuberant personality and wild lifestyle. However, Ibrahimovi? has occasionally been witnessed praying on the football field before and after matches. Ibrahimovi? is a divisive figure in Sweden, partly due to his heritage. He was born to a Bosnian father and a Croatian mother and grew up in a poor immigrant district. Although not ethnically Swedish, Ibrahimovi? is the all-time leading goal scorer for his national team.