ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIĆ RECEIVES THE
ELIASON MERIT AWARD 2018
SACC-LA is excited to announce that the Swedish soccer superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimović, is the recipient of the prestigious Eliason Merit Award 2018 from The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (SACC-LA).
The Eliason Merit Award (EMA) is annually awarded to a Swedish business or individual who has significantly strengthened Swedish-American relations. The prize ceremony and reception, hosted by SACC-LA, will this year take place in connection with LA Galaxy’s Swedish Heritage Night in Carson, CA on Saturday September 29, 2018.
This year’s winner, Zlatan Ibrahimović, receives the award for his long and successful career as one of the greatest soccer players in the world, which has placed Sweden on the international arena. Since his debut in LA Galaxy’s soccer team earlier this year, Ibrahimović has significantly contributed to strengthening the relations between the United States and Sweden.
We are also thrilled to announce that the former Italian and Juventus soccer legend, Alessandro Del Piero, will present the EMA 2018 to Ibrahimović on behalf of SACC-LA. Del Piero is primarily known for his successful career at Juventus and the Italian national team, with a World Cup gold medal in 2006.
The exclusive red carpet EMA 2018 VIP reception will be held on Saturday September 29, 2018 at the StubHub Center, LA Galaxy’s home arena in Carson south of Los Angeles. After the VIP reception, guests will participate in the LA Galaxy’s Swedish Heritage Night and cheer on Zlatan Ibrahimović as he plays for his team, the LA Galaxy, against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. More details about the event will be announced in the weeks to follow and invites to SACC-LA members will be sent out shortly. Read more in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet about Zlatan Ibrahimović and the Eliason Merit Award 2018 here.