Ibrahimovic: after reaching 500 goal milestone, can 39-year-old lead AC Milan to Serie A title?

09-02-2021 01:29 PM

Ammon News - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now passed 500 career club goals; 39-year-old still among Europe's elite; 'Zlatan has completely changed AC Milan mentality'; AC Milan two points ahead of Inter Milan at top of Serie A.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic smashed the 500 landmark for career club goals with a double in AC Milan's 4-0 win over Crotone on Sunday - but could the veteran Swede help Milan win their first Scudetto in a decade and end Juventus' nine-year dominance?

Ibrahimovic fired Milan ahead in the 30th minute with his 500th club goal and extended that tally in the second half to secure the win and send Milan back to the top of Serie A - two points ahead of Inter.

The 39-year-old has now scored 14 league goals and another two in cup competitions this season and is just two shy of Cristiano Ronaldo atop the Serie A goal chart - despite playing only 876 minutes to date.

Just how does he keep on doing it? Is a contract extension on the cards? And could that title really finally be leaving Turin? We crunch Ibrahimovic's incredible numbers and get the inside track from Italy.

The 39-year-old appears as lethal as ever, with his ratios for goals, shots, aerials and final-third passes ranking among Europe's elite this term.

Ibrahimovic is enjoying his second spell at Milan following a successful four-year stint at the club from 2012 - having previously played for Serie A rivals Juventus (2004-2006) and won three Scudettos at Inter between 2006 and 2009.

The Swede made an impact during two seasons at Manchester United from 2016, despite suffering a severe cruciate injury in 2017, but left to LA Galaxy in 2018 - returning to the San Siro after two successful campaigns in MLS.

His 22-year senior career began with a solitary goal for boyhood club Malmo during the 1999 campaign. His numbers and levels soared with a world-class trajectory - peaking at 50 goals in the 2015/16 campaign with Paris Saint-Germain.

There's a romantic plot unravelling in Italy. Milan have gone a decade without a league title - last winning it in Ibra's first stint at the club in 2011 - and are looking to deny Juventus a 10th-successive crown.


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