Ibrahimovic voted top Swedish sportsman
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Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was Sweden's most popular sportsman in 2013 for the fifth year in a row, according to a poll by local newspaper Aftonbladet published Wednesday.

"It makes you feel alive," Ibrahimovic told Aftonbladet. The 32-year-old Paris Saint-Germain player received 58.7 per cent of the vote.

"This means that you've done something right and that you keep doing it," he said. "You try to make everybody have a good time and remember you for what you did on the field."

In second, third and fourth places came three Swedish cross-country skiers - Charlotte Kalla (45.7 per cent), Johan Olsson (13.4 per cent) and Marcus Hellner (12.0 per cent).