Zlatan Ibrahimovic caught up with Cristiano Ronaldo’s record in goals

Zlatan Ibrahimovic caught up with Cristiano Ronaldo’s record in goals

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09 Jan 2022
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his tally of league goals for the season to eight from 13 appearances by opening the scoring at Pier Luigi Penzo Stadium.


A little about the topic

Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic has equalled a unique goals record initially set by Cristiano Ronaldo after his latest Serie A strike against Venezia. The Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been widely regarded as one of the best centre-forwards in Europe throughout his 22-year career, and is showing no signs of slowing down yet despite turning the ripe old age of 40. Milan brought Ibrahimovic back to the club for a second spell in January 2020 and he has hit 36 goals since then, with his most recent effort coming in a 3-0 win at Venezia on Sunday.


Is Zlatan Ibrahimovic copying Cristiano Ronaldo?

Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring at Pier Luigi Penzo Stadium with just two minutes on the clock, turning home a Rafael Leao cross from close range in trademark fashion. The Sweden international has now scored against 80 different clubs across Europe’s major leagues, becoming the second man to achieve the feat alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. Portuguese footballer  Cristiano Ronaldo, who returned to Old Trafford from Juventus in the summer after a three-year stint in Italy, reached that mark first when he scored in Man Utd’s 3-1 win against Burnley on December 30.


A little about Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Sweden international began his career at Malmo in 1999 and has since played for another seven clubs, with a stint at the LA Galaxy marking his only experience outside of European football. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has also enjoyed successful spells at Juve, Ajax, Inter, Barcelona, Man Utd and PSG, scoring 492 goals in 802 games overall. Swedish footballer will likely have the chance to increase his impressive haul when Milan take on Genoa in a Coppa Italia round of 16 tie on Thursday.

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