Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the most prolific strikers in European football at the moment.
Football has seen some top class talent of late and this striker is no exception. Here we take a look at the striker in more depth.
The 31-year-old is currently plying his trade in France as part of the big-money revolution at Paris Saint-Germain and has previously enjoyed spells in Holland, Italy, Spain and his native Sweden.
Ibrahimovic is rarely out of the spotlight – and here are 11 essential facts about the tall talisman.
- Ibrahimovic got his PSG career off to flying start, scoring four times from just five shots on targets, highlighting just how deadly he is in front of goal.
- The UEFA Champions League is a competition Ibrahimovic has flourished in. In fact, he is the only player to score in the Champions League with six different clubs, although he has yet to win it.
- When Ibrahimovic moved to Paris back in July for £31million it saw him become the most expensive player in history based on combined transfer fees that total a staggering £150million.
- Only three players, including Henrik Larsson, have scored more goals for Sweden than Ibrahimovic, who has netted 33 times in 82 caps for his country since making his debut in 2001.
- Ibrahimovic grew up supporting Inter Milan.
- A return of two goals for Ibrahimovic at Euro 2012 paved the way for him to be included in the team of the tournament alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Steven Gerrard.
- The 250-goal barrier is fast approaching for Ibrahimovic during a senior career that started with Malmo in 1999.
- Ibrahimovic is rumoured to be the second-highest paid player in world football behind Samuel Eto’o, who plays for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.
- Italy is where Ibrahimovic made a name for himself and he won the Serie A title with three different clubs – Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus.
- Ibrahimovic’s title-winning record is incredible as he has won domestic league titles at all but one team he has played for – Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan. Can he add the Ligue 1 title to his trophy collection with PSG? Carlo Ancelotti’s side are 2/9 with Ladbrokes sport to win the title.
- Last season proved to be Ibrahimovic’s most prolific of his career as he netted 35 times in total for club and country with AC Milan and Sweden.
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