Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks all-time goal scoring record for Sweden after brace against Estonia | By Hamish Mackay for MailOnline | 04 September 2014

Record holder: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 50th international goal for Sweden after his brace

Record holder: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 50th international goal for Sweden after his brace

No 1: He has now broken Sven Rydel's record of 49 goals for Sweden but in double the number of games

No 1: He has now broken Sven Rydel’s record of 49 goals for Sweden but in double the number of games

England: After Joe Hart rushed off his line to clear the ball Zlatan spied an opportunity to lob him

England: After Joe Hart rushed off his line to clear the ball Zlatan spied an opportunity to lob him

Distance: Ibrahimovic's 35-year yard bicycle kick wass representative of his approach to the game

Distance: Ibrahimovic’s 35-year yard bicycle kick wass representative of his approach to the game

Euro 2012: Just before his move to French side PSG, Ibrahimovic scored against France at Euro 2012

Euro 2012: Just before his move to French side PSG, Ibrahimovic scored against France at Euro 2012

Brazil 2014: Zlatan scored twice against Portugal in their World Cup play-off, but Sweden lost 4-2

Brazil 2014: Zlatan scored twice against Portugal in their World Cup play-off, but Sweden lost 4-2

•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.

Menzi Kulati.

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One thought on “Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks all-time goal scoring record for Sweden after brace against Estonia | By Hamish Mackay for MailOnline | 04 September 2014

  1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is amazing player, He’s managed to score a goal in every minute of football. Zlatan doesn’t score normal goals, he scores wonder goals over and over again.

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