We have previously detailed the ridiculous statistics produced by Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Luis Suarez, Leicester, Manchester United, Paul Pogba and Harry Kane. Now it’s time for that tall bloke with the hair and the catchphrases. Welcome back, Zlatan…
Players with most club career trophies
37 – Maxwell
35 – Ryan Giggs
35 – Dani Alves
33 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Players with most club goals since turning 30
215 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
189 – Henrik Larsson
185 – Antonio Di Natale
151 – Francesco Totti
141 – Didier Drogba
136 – Luca Toni
135 – Aritz Aduriz
124 – Teddy Sheringham
124 – Frank Lampard
119 – Cristiano Ronaldo
118 – Alan Shearer
102 – Gianfranco Zola
86 – Ruud van Nistelrooy
Players to score 10+ PL goals in season they turned 35
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United, 2016/17) – 17 goals, 35y 125d
Teddy Sheringham (Manchester United, 2000/01) – 15 goals, 35y 19d
Frank Lampard (Chelsea, 2012/13) – 15 goals, 34y 325d
Tony Cottee (Leicester, 1999/2000) – 13 goals, 34y 299d
Gary McAllister (Coventry, 1999/2000) – 11 goals, 35y 132d
Alan Shearer (Newcastle, 2005/06) – 10 goals, 35y 247d
Players with 50-goal seasons for European clubs since 1945
Cristiano Ronaldo (6 seasons, each for Real Madrid)
Lionel Messi (5 seasons, each for Barcelona)
Gerd Muller (5 seasons, each for Bayern Munich)
Mario Jardel (2 seasons, one for Porto, one for Sporting)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2015/16 for Paris Saint-Germain)
Henrik Larsson (2000/01 for Celtic)
Hector Yazalde (1973/74 for Sporting)
Eusebio (1967/68 for Benfica)
Ferenc Puskas (1947/48 for Kispest)
Fastest Manchester United player to 15 goals
19 games – Ruud van Nistelrooy
20 games – Dwight Yorke
21 games – Robin van Persie
23 games – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Players with multiple Guldbollen awards for Swedish player of the year
11 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
2- Freddie Ljungberg, Henrik Larsson, Patrik Andresson, Tomas Brolin, Glenn Hysén, Ralf Edström, Bo Larsson
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reached double figures for league goals in each of the last 11 consecutive seasons since 2006/07 – the current highest of any player. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can both only match him.
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the only player to score in the UEFA Champions League with six different teams: Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of only two players, along with Cristiano Ronaldo, to have scored a goal in every minute of an official football game during their careers.
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the only non-Italian to be crowned Serie A’s highest goalscorer with two different teams (Inter in 2008/09 and Milan in 2011/12).
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the only player to score in his first five La Liga matches for Barcelona.
* Only ten players have been named in more UEFA Teams of the Year than Zlatan Ibrahimovic (4).
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the Sweden national team’s top goalscorer with 62 goals. Second is Sven Rydell (1923-32) with 49.
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the all-time top scorer for Paris Saint-Germain with 156 goals (180 games). Second is Edinson Cavani with 133 (202 games).
* The heaviest defeat Zlatan Ibrahimovic has ever suffered was with Manchester United in the 4-0 defeat to Chelsea in October 2016.
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored more goals for club and country since turning 30 (250) than he did before hitting the milestone (232).
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored more club goals since turning 30 (215) than Robbie Fowler (208) did in the entirety of his career.