Football: Coming second is like being last, says Ibrahimovic

Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves the pitch after the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain vs Montpellier on Dec 20, 2014 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Ibrahimovic did not take kindly to being vo
Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves the pitch after the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain vs Montpellier on Dec 20, 2014 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Ibrahimovic did not take kindly to being voted Sweden's second greatest sportsman of all time. -- PHOTO: AFP 

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic did not take kindly to being voted Sweden's second greatest sportsman of all time.

Named runner-up to tennis star Bjorn Borg in the poll by newspaper Dagens Nyheter, the irrepressible Ibrahimovic said he felt he should have filled all five first places.

"Coming second is like finishing last," the footballer said through his spokesman Mika Lepisto.

He did, however, acknowledge that Borg, winner of 11 Grand Slam titles and world No. 1 for 109 consecutive weeks from 1979 to 1981, was "a living legend".