Zlatan Ibrahimovic shortlisted for sports book award
Irish journalist David Walsh also nominated for William Hill prize
Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) has been nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.
His autobiography, I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, written with the journalist and author David Lagercrantz and translated to English by Ruth Urbom, tells the story of his life from a youngster in poverty through to his career success.
The Paris St Germain player would become the first active player to land the award, which comes with a £25,000 (€29,350) prize, should he take it when the winner is announced on November 27th.
William Hill Sports Book of the Year award shortlist
The Boys In The Boat: An Epic True-Life Journey to the Heart of Hitler’s Berlin - Daniel James Brown (Macmillan)
The Sports Gene: What Makes The Perfect Athlete — David Epstein (Yellow Jersey Press)
Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket’s Underworld — Ed Hawkins (Bloomsbury)
I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic — Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Lagercrantz and Ruth Urbom (Penguin)
Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang — Jamie Reid (Racing Post)
Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong — David Walsh (Simon & Schuster)