No one else has won more gold balls - the prize for Sweden's best football player on the men's side - than Ibrahimovic.
But when it comes to the Ballon d'Or, the prize cupboard is empty.
The coveted award for the world's best football player is handed out by the magazine France Football and in an interview with Sport Week, Ibrahimovic touches on the subject of an open question about gold, writes Fotbollskanalen.
- Gold as in the Ballon d'Or?
I'm not exchanging my twelve gold balls for one from France Football.
Because it shows me continuity, the striker says to the magazine according to the site.
- I have seen many who have won the World Cup, European Championships, Champions League and also the Ballon d'Or, who had a brilliant, fantastic year and then disappeared.
But I have been in the game for 25 years.
All the time on top.
So I do not exchange anything for one thing, because one thing is like a knockout, something lucky.
This is not a "one lucky shot".
It is a big difference.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently injured but is still third in the shooting league in Serie A.