CARSON, CA - AUGUST 14:   Zlatan Ibrahimovic #9 of Los Angeles Galaxy prior to the Los Angeles Galaxy's MLS match against Colorado Rapids at the StubHub Center on August 14, 2018 in Carson, California.  The match ended in a 2-2 tie. (Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty Images)

Zlatan Reaches 500: A Look at the Number of Goals he has Scored for Each Club and his Country so far

Swedish and LA Galaxy superstar became the third active player to reach the 500 goal mark for his club and country after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Here, we take a look at the amount of goals he has scored for each club and his country.

10. Malmo FFF - 18 Goals

Zlatan started his career with in Malmo, moving to the senior squad in 1999 and impressed immediately with the likes of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger keen to sign him. The striker eventually left for Ajax in 2001, but not before netting 18 goals in all competitions for them.

9. Ajax - 48 Goals

Ibrahimovic's rise to super stardom continued at Ajax where he played for three seasons scoring 48 goals including one in 2004 where he ran past five opposition players which many compared to the one scored by Diego Maradona against England in the 1986 World Cup.


The striker led Ajax to two league titles but was eventually sold to Juventus for €16 million in 2004 after reportedly having a fall out with fellow teammate Rafael van der Vaart in Holland.

8. Juventus - 26 Goals

Ibrahimovic's stint at Turin did not go as well as expected with the striker scoring only 26 goals in 92 appearances in all competitions and it is the only instance in his club career where he failed to win a domestic honour.


He eventually moved to rivals Inter Milan after the club were stripped of their last two Scudetti and relegated to Serie B in 2006.

7. Inter Milan - 66 Goals

It was at Inter where Ibrahimovic finally shed his inconsistency, leading the club to three consecutive Serie A titles while also being named the Serie A Player of the Year twice. Zlatan scored 66 goals for Inter before eventually moving to Barcelona in 2009.

6. Barcelona - 22 Goals

Zlatan's time at the Nou Camp was mixed as he did enjoy an impressive debut season scoring 21 goals in 45 appearances to help the club win the La Liga title. However, things began to unravel the next season as he fell out with manager Pep Guardiola, with the club deciding to send him out on loan to AC Milan with a clause stating that the Italians could make his deal permanent after one-year.

5. AC Milan - 56 Goals

AC Milan and San Siro was another good hunting ground for the striker, who enjoyed playing there as seen by his performances for the Italian giant with his 56 goals helping them to a title win with the star also winning the Golden Boot in their title winning season.

4. Paris Saint- Germain - 156 Goals

Zlatan once again decided to move, but this time to France with PSG, where he became a superstar and arguably one of the best strikers in the world during his time in the French capital.


Ibra scored an amazing 156 goals in just 180 appearances and by the time he left he became their all-time goal scorer, a feat which was recently surpassed by his former striker partner Edinson Cavani.

3. Manchester United - 29 Goals

On becoming a free agent in 2016, the enigmatic Swede jumped ship once again, moving to England and Manchester United where he reunited with his former Inter boss Jose Mourinho. His first season with them brought instant success as he won the EFL Cup and Europa League  only for a serious injury to derail his time at Old Trafford.


With 29 goals to his name, he delivered as he said he would.

2. LA Galaxy - 17 Goals

Major League Soccer (MLS) got a shot in the arm when it was announced that Zlatan would be moving to the United States of America with LA Galaxy. It was here that he scored his 500th professional goal for club and country, a record he shares with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the only active players to do so.

1. Sweden - 62 Goals

The country's all-time record goalscorer, Zlatan made his debut for Sweden in 2001 and since then went on to score 62 goals in 116 appearances. He was not picked for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite expressing a desire to do so, later blaming the Swedish media for his absence.


He played in three World Cup's for his country, but failed to win anything of note with them.