With just one shot to the heart of the animal, Zlatan brahimovic gunned down a 500kg moose in his hometown, Sweden where he is currently enjoying the football break.

The Sweden cptain was congratulated by the general secretary of the Swedish Association for Hunting, Bo Skold who admitted that he had never killed an animal that big.

On the other hand, Animal rights groups think it is problematic for the international figure to kill the animal in country where hunting remains legal.

Camilla Björkbom, of Sweden’s Animal Rights’ Union said: “It is problematic,” she told Expressen. “It is always problematic when famous people do things like that, because then it looks like they support this type of activities.”

Ibrahimovic has always been a hunter and has never hidden his love for the game which he appeared in an advert earlier this year, aiming his rifle at a moose.