LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was afforded the honor of having a statue of himself unveiled in his hometown in Sweden on Tuesday afternoon.

Fans flocked to the Stadion in Malmo to see the man himself do the honors as the bronze effigy, commissioned by the Swedish football association of the country’s all-time record goal scorer, was revealed to the public for the first time.

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The sculpture is the work of veteran Swedish artist Peter Linde and stands nearly nine feet tall  while weighing approximately half a ton.

As a special nod to his humble roots, Ibrahimovic also granted free access to the unveiling ceremony to all schoolkids from the local area.

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