The 30-year-old was given a place on the 'Walk of Fame' in Malmo outside the Swedbank Stadium on Sunday from local authorities.
Ibrahimovic told France Football that the award was tangible recognition of his career to date.
He said: "It is a great honour, it means that I have done something during my career.
"We usually say that you cannot become a legend before death. But I am a living legend - at least in Malmo."
Ibrahimovic is part of the Sweden squad for their World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan on Tuesday.