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Ranking the top 5 goals scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Suman Dey
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Zlatan played one and half seasons for Manchester United.
Zlatan played one and half seasons for Manchester United.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an epitome of charisma, flair, attitude, and arrogance. The former Swedish International has conquered everywhere he has played. Zlatan has won numerous silverware and is one of the top goal scorers in the history of football. Recently he achieved the feat of scoring 500 goals in football which is a milestone in itself. 

Zlatan started his career for his boyhood club Malmo in 1996. It's believed that Arsene Wenger tried to persuade him to join Arsenal but failed to convince the Swede. He then moved to Ajax, spending four seasons for the Dutch side before playing for a string of top European clubs staring with Juventus. 

In his first stint in Italy, Ibrahimovic spent five seasons -- two for Juventus and three for Inter Milan before he left for Barcelona in Spain. The Catalan giants already had a rich list of world-class players and Zlatan's inclusion made them an unbeatable side in Europe. However, a declining relationship between the-then Barcelona manager, Pep Guardiola and himself saw the Swede leave Spain and move back to AC Milan.

Zlatan's most appearances came for Paris Saint-Germain whom he left in 2016 for Manchester United. In the Premier League, Zlatan had an impressive debut season but a gruesome injury at the fag end of the season saw his United career cut short. He left the Red Devils in the middle of last season to play for LA Galaxy where he is currently employed. 

Despite his achievements, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is remembered as a master of amazing and acrobatic goals. Here is a list of the top five goals scored by the Swedish maestro.


#5 ANDERLECHT VS PSG

Scoring on a European night is always unique for any player. It was a Group C fixture where Anderlecht hosted Paris Saint-Germain at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in 2013.

The away side was at their dominating best on that day. The onslaught started after the first quarter of the game, led by Ibrahimovic. The game was already wrapped up with Zlatan scoring a brace. However, the Swede wasn't done with just two goals but wanted a hat-trick to wrap up a glorious night. 

A ball from the left flank was poorly dealt with by the Anderlecht defender, and it fell kindly for Zlatan to hit a thunderous volley from 25 yards out. Even his teammates were flabbergasted with this audacious volley that went flying past the goalkeeper. Later in the game, he scored his fourth and Paris Saint-Germain's fifth of the night.


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