Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A look at his unbreakable records
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been one of the greatest football legends. Playing his trade across several European leagues and in the Major League Soccer in USA, Zlatan stood tall and delivered everywhere. He has been highly successful at club level and the records speak for themselves. We look at the unbreakable records held by the veteran Zlatan.
Zlatan went on to amass 49 goals in the UEFA Champions League. So far, the Swedish international featured for seven different clubs in the competition, which stands a record to date. Zlatan played for Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester United. Moreover, he is the only player to score for six different clubs in the tournament.
Zlatan went on to enjoy most success at club level with PSG. Zlatan, who finished as Ligue 1 top goal-scorer in a season for a record three times, amassed 38 goals in 2015-16. This is a club record and could stay on for a long time. He also had the joint-longest goal-scoring run in the tournament, of nine matches, along with Vahid Halilhodžić.
Zlatan is the only player to have scored on his debut in Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Champions League. The record is likely to stay unbroken for a long time. Besides, the veteran forward also holds the record of scoring in the opening five league matches while playing for Barcelona.
Zlatan is the oldest player (35 years and 125 days) to score 15 Premier League goals in a season. He is also the only player to have won 11 championships in four leagues. Zlatan holds the record for most MLS regular season goals in a campaign (30) for LA Galaxy. He has the record for fastest hat-trick in Ligue 1 for PSG (9 minutes).