Looking at Zlatan’s stunning stats as Ibra turns 35

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What do you get for the man who has everything?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic turned 35 on Monday, and we figured we’d remind him of some of his most notable career accomplishments so far.

The Malmo-born giant has six goals in 11 appearances for Manchester United this season, not quite his PSG strike rate but the Premier League is a little deeper than Ligue 1.

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— Zlatan retired from international football as the top-scoring Swede in history, netting 62 times. That’s 13 more goals than Sven Rydell.

— His 116 caps tie him for sixth in Sweden’s history. He’s 32 caps behind No. 1 Anders Svensson.

— Since breaking through to Malmo’s first team in 1999, Ibrahimovic has played and scored for eight clubs on six countries (Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France, England).

— He hits his 35th birthday with 398 club goals in 688 appearances. Of those goals, 52 have been scored in European competition, while 306 have come in league play.

— Ibrahimovic has also scored a goal in every minute, 1 through 90, of a match in his career. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has done the same.

— Ajax won the Eredivisie in 2001-02, 16 seasons ago. Ibrahimovic’s team has won league titles in 14 of those campaigns, only missing out in 2002-03 (Ajax) and 2011-12 (AC Milan).

— He’s the only player to score in the Champions League with six different clubs.

— And this one, from The Sun, is amazing: Zlatan has scored in all of his derby debuts, including the Manchester Derby, El Clasico, De Klassieker, Le Classique, and Derby d’Italia amongst others.