Deciphering Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s most productive seasons in football

Deciphering Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s most productive seasons in football

January 15, 2022, 1:01 p.m.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won 11 league titles (Photo credit: Twitter/@Ibra_official)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of those rare breed footballers, who doesn’t hesitate to compare himself to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

He is right to do so with over 550 goals under his name.

Over the past two decades, he has created a lasting legacy in world football playing in seven different countries.

  • Ibrahimovic is counted among the most prolific players due to his plethora of goals and consistency.
  • Even at over 40, Ibra is still strong at showcasing his fitness level.
  • He won 33 trophies during his career, including 11 league titles in four different countries – Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France.
  • He is yet to win a Champions League title.

Ibrahimovic makes a splash in MLS

Ibrahimovic moved to Major League Soccer in 2018 and scored 22 goals for LA Galaxy in his debut season.

He went even further the following year by racking up 31 goals for Galaxy across competitions.

He scored 30 regular season goals in 29 appearances and one in the MLS Cup playoffs as LAFC beat them 5-3 in the Western Conference semifinals.

Ibrahimovic arrives in England

Ibrahimovic arrives in England
(Photo credit: Twitter/@Ibra_official)

Ibrahimovic shifted his loyalty to Manchester United in 2016-17 after an illustrative stint with PSG.

He scored 28 goals for United in his first season in all competitions.

He was named Premier League Player of the Month in December 2016.

He scored 17 Premier League goals as United finished the season in sixth place.

Ibra helped United win the Europa League and the League Cup.

Ibrahimovic’s last season at PSG

Ibrahimovic's last season at PSG
(Photo credit: Twitter/@Ibra_official)

Ibrahimovic had one of the best spells of his career at Paris Saint-Germain.

His last season for PSG in 2015-16 stood out.

He scored 50 goals for them in 51 appearances.

He scored 38 goals in 31 Ligue 1 appearances, five UEFA Champions League goals in 10 appearances and seven domestic cup goals.

Ibrahimovic plays for PSG

Ibrahimovic enjoyed another goalscoring season in 2013-14 with PSG.

He scored 26 goals in the French top division in 33 games as PSG won Ligue 1.

He had a stellar run in the UCL during said season, smashing ten goals in eight games.

He finished the season with 41 goals in 46 appearances for PSG in all competitions.

Ibrahimovic dazzles in his first season with PSG

Ibrahimovic moved to the French capital from Italy’s AC Milan in 2012 and left everyone in awe with his performance the following season.

He scored 35 goals in 46 appearances for the club.

He scored 30 goals in 34 Ligue 1 games and helped PSG win their third Ligue 1 title.

Ibrahimovic scored three UCL goals as PSG reached the quarters.

Ibrahimovic wreaks havoc at AC Milan

Ibrahimovic wreaks havoc at AC Milan
(Photo credit: Twitter/@Ibra_official)

Ibrahimovic concluded his first stint with AC Milan in Serie A after the 2011-12 season.

He found the perfect way out of Italy by scoring 28 goals in their domestic competition in 32 appearances, alongside providing six assists.

With their outstanding performances, Milan finished second in the Italian league behind Juventus.

He scored 35 goals in 44 appearances that season.

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