The Dagens Nyheter newspaper ranked the top 150 Swedish sports stars of all time as part of the paper's 150th birthday celebration.
Five-time Wimbledon champion Björn Borg finished in the top spot ahead of Paris Saint Germain's Ibrahimovic – and Zlatan wasn't happy about it.
"Thank you, but coming second is like coming last," he told DN when he was alerted to his ranking.
"With all respect to the others, I am number 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 on that list," he added.
Zlatan, who has made numerous headlines in the past with his sharp tongue and enormous ego, added that Borg was a "cool person and a living legend".