Shawcross made his debut for the England national team back in November 2012 against Sweden but the defender has not featured since following a disastrous 15 minutes where the Three Lions conceded three goals during his time on the pitch.
It was Paris Saint-Germain star Ibrahimovic who tortured Shawcross on the day by helping himself to a stunning hat-trick, including an outrageous overhead volley from range, and the Stoke defender has now jokingly stated that the Swedish great effectively ruined his England career in a quarter of an hour.
Shawcross said: "I'm the butt of the joke in my family just because the 15 minutes I had in international football was ruined by one man.
"They are consistently saying that Zlatan ruined my career! But I don't think many other defenders have stopped him."