Zlatan Ibrahimovic finally equals Ronaldo’s record
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the AC Milan striker, on Sunday, finally matched a European top-five league 21st-century record, set by Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo last December, after scoring a goal in his side’s Serie A 3-0 win over Venezia.
The 40-year-old tucked in from close range inside two minutes at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo on Sunday.
His goal against Venezia was his eighth Serie A goal of the season and his first of 2022.
It means Zlatan has now found the net against 80 different clubs across Europe’s big five leagues (Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, LaLiga and Ligue 1).
Since 2000, the only other player to have achieved that feat is Ronaldo, who reached the milestone with a goal in Man United’s 3-1 win over Burnley at Old Trafford on December 30, 2021.
Zlatan has now also scored in every calendar year since 1999 when he made his debut for Malmo in Sweden.
The Swedish star has played for Inter Milan, Manchester United, Ajax, Paris Saint-Germain, LA Galaxy, Juventus and Barcelona in the past.