Zlatan Ibrahimović

Date of birth03 October 1981
Place of birthMalmo
NationalitySwede
Weight84 kg
Height1.95 m
PositionForward

Once seen as the young pretender to Henrik Larsson, Zlatan Ibrahimović was also described as 'the next Van Basten'.

He began his career at Malmo making his debut at aged 16 in 1999 and, after appearing for the Under-21 side, made his international debut in January 2001 against the Faroe Islands.

His talent led to Ajax paying £5 million in July 2001 when he was still a nineteen year old.

He failed to totally establish himself at Ajax after several well-publicized rows with coach Ronald Koeman.

Zlatan scored twice against Estonia on 4 September 2014 to become Sweden's all-time leading scorer with 50 goals.

In his 99th appearance, he scored the second goal in Solna in the 24th minute to break Sven Rydell's record of 49 goals, which had stood since 1932.

He joined Manchester United in July 2016 with a one-year contract.

After being released at the end of the 2016-17 season, Zlatan re-signed for United in August 2017 with a one-year contract that was cancelled in March 2018.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Malmö FF 01 Jan 1999 01 Jul 2001
Ajax 01 Jul 2001 31 Aug 2004
Juventus 31 Aug 2004 10 Aug 2006
Internazionale 10 Aug 2006 27 Jul 2009
Barcelona 27 Jul 2009 01 Jul 2011
AC Milan 28 Aug 2010 31 May 2011 L
AC Milan 01 Jul 2011 18 Jul 2012
Paris St Germain 18 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2016
Manchester United 01 Jul 2016 22 Mar 2018
LA Galaxy 23 Mar 2018

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Ajax Dutch KPN Telecompetitie 8
5
5
1
2001-02 Ajax UEFA Champions League
2
2001-02 Ajax UEFA Cup 3
1
1
1
2002-03 Ajax UEFA Champions League 10
1
4
1
2003-04 Ajax UEFA Champions League 4
1
2
2004-05 Juventus Serie A 31
4
16
4
2004-05 Juventus UEFA Champions League 2
1
2005-06 Juventus UEFA Champions League 2
2007-08 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 2
2008-09 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 2
2009-10 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 1
2
2009-10 Barcelona UEFA Super Cup 1
2010-11 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 2
2011-12 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 8
5
1
2012-13 Paris St Germain UEFA Champions League 9
3
1
1
2013-14 Paris St Germain UEFA Champions League 8
10
2014-15 Paris St Germain UEFA Champions League 5
2
1
1
2014-15 Paris St Germain UEFA Europa League 1
2015-16 Paris St Germain UEFA Champions League 10
5
2
2016-17 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
1
2016-17 Manchester United FA Cup
1
1
2016-17 Manchester United League Cup 4
1
4
1
2016-17 Manchester United Premier League 27
1
17
7
2016-17 Manchester United UEFA Europa League 9
2
5
2017-18 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
2017-18 Manchester United Premier League 1
4
2017-18 Manchester United UEFA Champions League
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Aug 2001 Ajax v Celtic L 1-3 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
19 Aug 2001 Ajax v Roda JC D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie 1
22 Aug 2001 Celtic v Ajax W 0-1
Agg: 3-2
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
26 Aug 2001 Feyenoord v Ajax D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
08 Sep 2001 Twente Enschede v Ajax D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
16 Sep 2001 Ajax v AZ Alkmaar D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
20 Sep 2001 Ajax v Apollon Limassol D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
23 Sep 2001 Ajax v Sparta Rotterdam D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
27 Sep 2001 Apollon Limassol v Ajax D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2001 FC Groningen v Ajax D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
10 Oct 2001 Ajax v NEC Nijmegen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
18 Oct 2001 FC København v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Nov 2001 Ajax v FC København D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
25 Nov 2001 Ajax v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
28 Nov 2001 Ajax v Twente Enschede D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
04 Dec 2001 Ajax v Fortuna Sittard D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
15 Dec 2001 Roda JC v Ajax D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
19 Dec 2001 Ajax v Vitesse Arnhem D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
23 Dec 2001 FC Utrecht v Ajax D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
17 Sep 2002 Ajax v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
25 Sep 2002 Inter Milano v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
30 Oct 2002 Olympique Lyonnais v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
27 Nov 2002 Valencia v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
10 Dec 2002 Ajax v AS Roma D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
18 Feb 2003 Arsenal v Ajax D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
26 Feb 2003 Ajax v Arsenal D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
11 Mar 2003 Ajax v Valencia D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
19 Mar 2003 AS Roma v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
08 Apr 2003 Ajax v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
23 Apr 2003 AC Milan v Ajax D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
16 Sep 2003 AC Milan v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
22 Oct 2003 Ajax v Celta Vigo D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
04 Nov 2003 Celta Vigo v Ajax D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
26 Nov 2003 Ajax v AC Milan D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Sweden Under-18
1
2000-01 Sweden International Friendly 1
2000-01 Sweden Nordic Championships 1
1
2000-01 Sweden UEFA Under-21 4
4
1
2001-02 Sweden FIFA World Cup
3
1
2001-02 Sweden International Friendly 2
4
1
2001-02 Sweden UEFA Under-21 3
2
2
2002-03 Sweden International Friendly 2
2
2002-03 Sweden UEFA European Championship 2
1
1
2003-04 Sweden International Friendly 4
1
2003-04 Sweden UEFA European Championship 5
2
4
2
2004-05 Sweden FIFA World Cup 4
1
5
1
2004-05 Sweden International Friendly 1
1
2005-06 Sweden FIFA World Cup 6
3
1
2005-06 Sweden International Friendly 2
2006-07 Sweden UEFA European Championship 2
1
1
2007-08 Sweden International Friendly 2
2007-08 Sweden UEFA European Championship 7
2
1
2008-09 Sweden FIFA World Cup 5
1
2
2008-09 Sweden International Friendly 1
2009-10 Sweden FIFA World Cup 4
1
2010-11 Sweden Cyprus International Tournament 1
2010-11 Sweden International Friendly 1
1
2010-11 Sweden UEFA European Championship 4
1
5
2011-12 Sweden International Friendly 5
3
2011-12 Sweden UEFA European Championship 6
2
2
2012-13 Sweden FIFA World Cup 6
4
1
2012-13 Sweden International Friendly 4
4
1
2013-14 Sweden FIFA World Cup 5
4
1
2013-14 Sweden International Friendly 3
3
2014-15 Sweden International Friendly 3
3
1
2014-15 Sweden UEFA European Championship 4
5
2
2015-16 Sweden International Friendly 2
2015-16 Sweden UEFA European Championship 9
6
2020-21 Sweden FIFA World Cup 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Aug 1999 Norway v Sweden D 1-1 U18
31 Jan 2001 Sweden v Faroe Islands D 0-0 NORDIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
01 Feb 2001 Sweden v Finland L 0-1 NORDIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
23 Mar 2001 Sweden v North Macedonia W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
28 Mar 2001 Moldova v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
25 Apr 2001 Switzerland v Sweden W 0-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2001 Sweden v Slovakia W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
05 Jun 2001 Sweden v Moldova W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
01 Sep 2001 North Macedonia v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
04 Sep 2001 Turkey v Sweden L 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
07 Oct 2001 Sweden v Azerbaijan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Nov 2001 England v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Nov 2001 Belgium v Sweden L 2-0 UEFA U21 Play-off
13 Feb 2002 Greece v Sweden D 2-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Sweden v Switzerland D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Norway v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
17 May 2002 Sweden v Paraguay L 1-2 International Friendly
25 May 2002 Japan v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 2002 Sweden v Argentina D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
16 Jun 2002 Sweden v Senegal L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Aug 2002 Russia v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Latvia v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Oct 2002 Sweden v Hungary D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
30 Apr 2003 Sweden v Croatia L 1-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Sweden v San Marino W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
10 Sep 2003 Poland v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Oct 2003 Sweden v Latvia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
31 Mar 2004 Sweden v England W 1-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Portugal v Sweden D 2-2 International Friendly
28 May 2004 Finland v Sweden W 1-3 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Sweden v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 2004 Sweden v Bulgaria W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
18 Jun 2004 Italy v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
22 Jun 2004 Denmark v Sweden D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
26 Jun 2004 Sweden v Netherlands L 0-0 (4-5) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
18 Aug 2004 Sweden v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Malta v Sweden W 0-7 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
08 Sep 2004 Sweden v Croatia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
13 Oct 2004 Iceland v Sweden W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
26 Mar 2005 Bulgaria v Sweden W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
04 Jun 2005 Sweden v Malta W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
03 Sep 2005 Sweden v Bulgaria W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
07 Sep 2005 Hungary v Sweden W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
12 Oct 2005 Sweden v Iceland W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
01 Mar 2006 Republic of Ireland v Sweden L 3-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Sweden v Chile D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2006 Trinidad and Tobago v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
15 Jun 2006 Sweden v Paraguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
24 Jun 2006 Germany v Sweden L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
02 Sep 2006 Latvia v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
28 Mar 2007 Northern Ireland v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Jun 2007 Sweden v Iceland W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Aug 2007 Sweden v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Sweden v Denmark D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Oct 2007 Sweden v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Nov 2007 Spain v Sweden L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
21 Nov 2007 Sweden v Latvia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
01 Jun 2008 Sweden v Ukraine L 0-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2008 Greece v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
14 Jun 2008 Spain v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
18 Jun 2008 Russia v Sweden L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
06 Sep 2008 Albania v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Sep 2008 Sweden v Hungary W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
11 Oct 2008 Sweden v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
19 Nov 2008 Netherlands v Sweden L 3-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2009 Sweden v Denmark L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Jun 2009 Sweden v Malta W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
05 Sep 2009 Hungary v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
09 Sep 2009 Malta v Sweden W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Oct 2009 Denmark v Sweden L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
14 Oct 2009 Sweden v Albania W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
11 Aug 2010 Sweden v Scotland W 3-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Sweden v Hungary W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
07 Sep 2010 Sweden v San Marino W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
12 Oct 2010 Netherlands v Sweden L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
09 Feb 2011 Sweden v Ukraine L 1-1 (4-5) Cyprus International Tournament Final
29 Mar 2011 Sweden v Moldova W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
07 Jun 2011 Sweden v Finland W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
02 Sep 2011 Hungary v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
06 Sep 2011 San Marino v Sweden W 0-5 UEFA European Championship Group E
07 Oct 2011 Finland v Sweden W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group E
11 Nov 2011 Denmark v Sweden L 2-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2011 England v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 Croatia v Sweden W 1-3 International Friendly
30 May 2012 Sweden v Iceland W 3-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 2012 Sweden v Serbia W 2-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2012 Ukraine v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
15 Jun 2012 Sweden v England L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2012 Sweden v France W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
06 Sep 2012 Sweden v China PR W 1-0 International Friendly
11 Sep 2012 Sweden v Kazakhstan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
12 Oct 2012 Faroe Islands v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
16 Oct 2012 Germany v Sweden D 4-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
14 Nov 2012 Sweden v England W 4-2 International Friendly
06 Feb 2013 Sweden v Argentina L 2-3 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Sweden v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
03 Jun 2013 Sweden v North Macedonia W 1-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2013 Austria v Sweden L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
11 Jun 2013 Sweden v Faroe Islands W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
14 Aug 2013 Sweden v Norway W 4-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2013 Republic of Ireland v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
10 Sep 2013 Kazakhstan v Sweden W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
11 Oct 2013 Sweden v Austria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
15 Nov 2013 Portugal v Sweden L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
19 Nov 2013 Sweden v Portugal L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
05 Mar 2014 Turkey v Sweden L 2-1 International Friendly
28 May 2014 Denmark v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2014 Sweden v Estonia W 2-0 International Friendly
08 Sep 2014 Austria v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group G
15 Nov 2014 Montenegro v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group G
27 Mar 2015 Moldova v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group G
31 Mar 2015 Sweden v Iran W 3-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2015 Norway v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 2015 Sweden v Montenegro W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group G
05 Sep 2015 Russia v Sweden L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group G
08 Sep 2015 Sweden v Austria L 1-4 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group G
09 Oct 2015 Liechtenstein v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group G
12 Oct 2015 Sweden v Moldova W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group G
14 Nov 2015 Sweden v Denmark W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 2015 Denmark v Sweden D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Qualifying play-off 2nd leg
29 Mar 2016 Sweden v Czech Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2016 Sweden v Wales W 3-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2016 Republic of Ireland v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
17 Jun 2016 Italy v Sweden L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
22 Jun 2016 Sweden v Belgium L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group E
25 Mar 2021 Sweden v Georgia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group B
28 Mar 2021 Kosovo v Sweden W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group B


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.