•Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become Sweden’s all-time top scorer
•PSG striker scored twice against Estonia to reach 50 international goals
•Former Barcelona man has played 99 times for Sweden
Sven Rydel’s record has stood since 1932
After breaking the record, Ibrahimovic took of his shirt to reveal a message for the fans. It read: ‘Ni gjorde det mojligt,’ or: ‘You made it all possible.’
SWEDEN’S TOP 10 GOAL SCORERS
1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 50 goals in 99 games
2. Sven Rydell – 49 goals in 43 games
3. Gunnar Nordhal – 43 goals in 33 games
4. Henrik Larsson – 37 goals in 106 games
5. Gunnar Gren – 32 goals in 57 games
6. Kennet Andersson – 31 goals in 83 games
7. Marcus Allback – 30 goals in 74 games
8. Martin Dahlin – 29 goals in 60 games
9. Tomas Brolin – 27 goals in 47 games
10. Agne Simonssen – 27 goals
in 51 games
After making his international debut in 2001, Ibrahimovic scored his first goal for Sweden in his competitive debut – a 3-0 victory over Azerbaijan in a World Cup qualifier.
Since then Sweden’s enigmatic captain has gone on to score some of the most memorable goals in recent international history.
At the 2004 European Championships the then-Ajax forward scored arguably the goal of the tournament.
An acrobatic effort, the likes of which would become his trademark, found the net against Italy and helped engineer Ibrahimovic a move to Juventus.
But his most memorable international goal came in 2012.
Having already put three past a lacklustre England side, Ibrahimovic scored a spectacular 35-yard bicycle kick to embarrass Joe Hart and earn himself the 2013 FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of the year.