Thiago Silva Reveals What Zlatan Ibrahimovic Once Did To Gennaro Gattuso At Milan


Zlatan Ibrahimovic once stuffed Gennaro Gattuso into a bin whilst the pair were teammates at AC Milan – that is according to Thiago Silva.

In the 2010/11 season, all three men played for the eventual Serie A champions, with the former Italy midfielder leaving for FC Sion twelve months later.

Back then, few players would have dared to invite the ire of Gattuso, but rather unsurprisingly, Ibrahimovic wasn’t at all intimidated by his veteran teammate.

Current Chelsea star Silva, who also played alongside the Swedish striker at PSG, once told of how the 40-year-old enacted a bit of revenge on his senior comrade, following a series of wind-ups on the training pitch.

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Speaking via Football Italia, the centre-back said: “The protagonist of this story is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.”

“One day, during a training session, Gattuso spent all morning teasing Zlatan. He was provoking him, and Zlatan took it without apparently saying anything. In fact his revenge would come soon after.

“Rino [Gattuso] and Zlatan met again in the dressing room after training, and Ibra lifted the entire weight of his team-mate, flipped him over and threw him in the bin!

“It was crazy, we all started laughing thinking about Gattuso’s face. I swear, I couldn’t stop laughing for a week.”

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Ibrahimovic is now back at Milan for his second spell with the club, massively impressing so far – despite very much being at the tail end of his playing career.

The former Barcelona and Manchester United forward has scored a remarkable 28 goals in 43 games since returning to San Siro last year, solidifying his status as one of Serie A’s greatest ever marksmen.

Meanwhile, Gattuso has since stepped into management, a decade on from the notorious bin incident. Having managed both Napoli and former club AC Milan, the 2006 World Cup winner was linked with a move to Spurs in the summer – which ultimately failed to materialise.



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