Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The very ridiculous statistics…

Date published: Friday 23rd March 2018 9:10 - Matthew Stead

We have previously detailed the ridiculous statistics produced by Cristiano RonaldoRomelu LukakuLuis SuarezLeicester, Manchester UnitedPaul Pogba and Harry Kane. Now it’s time for that tall bloke with the hair and the catchphrases. Farewell, 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
155 – Cristiano Ronaldo
151 – Francesco Totti
151 – Aritz Aduriz
141 – Didier Drogba
136 – Luca Toni
124 – Teddy Sheringham
124 – Frank Lampard
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 reached double figures for league goals in every season from 2006/07 to 2016/17. Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can better him, both doing so this season too.

* 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.

* 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 (251) than he did before hitting the milestone (232).

* Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored more club goals since turning 30 (217) than Robbie Fowler (208) did in the entirety of his career.

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