Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Career in Numbers

Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United.

When thinking of household names from the world of football, one of the first players everyone thinks of is Ibrahimovic. With his huge frame, massive ego and immense talent, the Swede is hard to forget about.

Ibrahimovic with his first major trophy for Manchester United.

After scoring the winning goal in the 2016/17 League Cup final, we take a look at Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career in numbers from his early days at Ajax right up to present day.

8

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career has seen him travel all over Europe, playing for 8 hugely successful teams in the Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, French and English top flights.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's career improved at Ajax.

The clubs the Swede has played for are: Malmo FF, Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United.

715

As of today (2/3/17), Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career has seen him play in 715 matches for his 8 clubs, the most of which he played at Paris Saint Germain (180).

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's career brought him to PSG.

Below is a breakdown of the amount of games Ibrahimovic played for each club he represented:

Malmo FF: 47

Ajax: 110

Juventus: 92

Internazionale: 117

Barcelona: 46

AC Milan: 85

Paris Saint Germain: 180

Manchester United: 38

418

Despite being 35 years of age, the big Swede is still managing to score goals at the highest level in football. Having scored 26 goals in 38 games for Manchester United, there is no sign of him slowing down either.

Zlatan scoring for AC Milan

Through scoring 418 goals, he has become one of the most successful goal-scorers in European history. Below is a breakdown of  the goals scored for each club in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career.

Malmo FF: 18

Ajax: 48

Juventus: 26

Internazionale: 66

Barcelona: 22

AC Milan: 56

Paris Saint Germain: 156

Manchester United: 26

32

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career has seen him win 32 major trophies making him the second most decorated active footballer in the world after Maxwell of Paris Saint Germain who has 35.

Many trophies have been won throughout Zlatan Ibrahimovic's career.

Of the 32 major trophies, 11 of them have been League winners medals. He has in fact won two more league trophies, with Juventus, however they were revoked due to the Calciopoli scandal.
The prolific striker is yet to win a major European honour with any of his clubs.

133,200,000

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's career brought him to Barcelona.

Throughout Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career, a massive fee of £133,200,000 has been paid for his services. The most paid for him was £56,500,000 by Barcelona to Internazionale in July 2009, this deal also included Samuel Eto’o going the opposite way.

Below is a list of how much each club paid for the big man:

Malmo FF: Trainee

Ajax: £5,000,000

Juventus: £12,000,000

Internazionale: £20,000,000

Barcelona: £56,500,000

AC Milan: £24,000,000

Paris Saint Germain: £15,700,000

Manchester United: Free

Jose Mourinho – Factfile

With Louis Van Gaal now a former Manchester United manager, it seems almost impossible that Jose Mourinho won’t be given the manager’s job at Old Trafford. With every new incoming manager, the question always arises: will he be a success?

Without knowing the future, we have to look at the past in order to create our own opinions on the matter; so we have created a Jose Mourinho fact-file for you to ponder over whilst crafting your opinion.

Jose Mourinho (26/1/1963 – Setúbal, Portugal)

Coaching Career:

Sporting CP (1992-94) –

Interpreter for the late, great, Bobby Robson: Mourinho gained much experience from the Englishman at Sporting CP and claims him as one of the biggest influences on his career.

FC Porto (1994-96) –

After being fired from Sporting CP due to a bad run of results, Robson moved to FC Porto, Mourinho followed him, and they dominated Portuguese football for the next few years.

Barcelona (1996-97) –

After Barcelona came knocking for Sir Bobby, Mourinho again followed the Geordie, this time to the Nou Camp. Although Robson only stayed for one season in Spain, Mourinho carried on as assistant manager at the club to his successor, Louis Van Gaal; together, the two enjoyed 3 successful seasons.

Managerial Career:

Benfica (2000) –

Matches: 
Played – 11
Won – 6
Drew – 3
Lost- 2

Trophies: N/A

União de Leiria (2001-02)

Matches:
Played – 20
Won – 9
Drew – 7
Lost – 4

Trophies: N/A

FC Porto (2002-04)

Matches:
Played – 127
Won – 91
Drew – 21
Lost – 15

Trophies:
2002/3 – Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal, UEFA Cup
2003/4 – Supertaća Cândido de Oliveira, Primeira Liga, Champions League
Total – 6

Chelsea (2004-07)

Matches:
Played – 185
Won – 124
Drew – 40
Lost – 21

Trophies:
2004/5 – Premier League, Football League Cup
2005/6 – FA Community Shield, Premier League
2006/7- FA Cup, Football League Cup
Total – 6

Internazionale (2008-10)

Matches:
Played – 108
Won – 67
Drew – 26
Lost – 15

Trophies:
2008/09 – Serie A
2009/10 – Serie A, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, Champions League
Total – 5

Real Madrid (2010-13)

Matches:
Played – 178
Won – 128
Drew – 28
Lost – 22

Trophies:
2010/11 – Copa del Rey
2011/12 – La Liga
2012/13 – Supercopa de España
Total – 3

Chelsea (2013-15)

Matches:
Played – 136
Won – 80
Drew – 29
Lost – 27

Trophies:
2013/14 – N/A
2014/15 – Premier League, Football League Cup
2015/16 – N/A
Total – 2

Overview:

Matches Played: 765
Matches Won: 505
Win Percentage: 66.01%
Trophies Won: 22