🚨 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Retires from Professional Football: Where does he rank amongst the all time Greats?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced his retirement from professional football.

He was moved to tears as he bid farewell to AC Milan and the iconic San Siro stadium :heart::black_heart:

He is regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time and is one of the most decorated active footballers in the world, having won 34 trophies in his career. He has scored over 570 career goals, including more than 500 club goals, and has scored in each of the last four decades.

Where does he rank amongs the greatest players of all time in your opinion?


Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s monstrous career comes to an end: :point_down:

:sweden: Malmö FF (1999-2001)
:netherlands: Ajax (2001-2004)
:it: Juventus (2004-2006)
:it: Inter Milan (2006-2009)
:es: Barcelona (2009-2011)
:it: AC Milan (2010-2012)
:fr: PSG (2012-2016)
:england: Manchester United (2016-2018)
:us: LA Galaxy (2018-2020)
:it: AC Milan (2020-2023)

:sweden: Sweden (2001-2023)

A true legend of the game. :clap:


Zlatan Ibrahimović has scored at least one goal every year since 1999! :exploding_head:

:tshirt: 988 games
:soccer: 573 goals
:trophy: 32 trophies

He has also scored in every possible minute in a 90 minute game! :clap:


Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career was so long that played against Paolo Maldini for three different clubs before eventually playing alongside Paolo’s son, Daniel, in 2021 :exploding_head:


Zlatan played for seven different clubs in the Champions League but never lifted it once:

Man United
AC Milan

The one that got away :thought_balloon::trophy:


Zlatan Ibrahimović is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of his generation, but his exact ranking among the all-time greats is subjective. While he may not be considered in the same tier as players like Pelé, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, or Cristiano Ronaldo, Ibrahimović has undoubtedly made a significant impact on the game and left a lasting legacy.

Throughout his career, Ibrahimović has showcased exceptional skill, athleticism, and an ability to score remarkable goals. He has played for several top clubs in Europe, including Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, and LA Galaxy. Ibrahimović has won numerous domestic league titles and individual awards, further solidifying his reputation as a top-class player.

What sets Ibrahimović apart is his unique style of play, characterized by his physical presence, technical ability, and acrobatic goals. He has scored a wide variety of goals throughout his career, often displaying creativity and audacity. His self-confidence and outspoken personality have also made him a captivating figure on and off the field.

When evaluating Ibrahimović’s place among the all-time greats, it’s essential to consider the context of his career. He has consistently performed at a high level over an extended period, playing for top clubs in different leagues and achieving success in multiple countries. However, the fact that he has not won a UEFA Champions League title, which is often used as a benchmark for greatness, may be a factor in discussions about his overall ranking.

While he may not be unanimously regarded as one of the absolute best, he is undoubtedly held in high regard and considered one of the most talented and influential players of his era.


Zlatan left Man United with this record at 36 years old :exploding_head:


Zlatan and Joaquin both hanging up their boots on the same day at 41 years old.

Onions everywhere :pleading_face: