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Zlatan celebrates goal record for Sweden

Zlatan celebrates goal record for Sweden
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is Sweden's top scorer in history. Photo: TT/Claudio Bresciani
Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic became Sweden's all-time record goal scorer on Thursday in an international friendly against Estonia.

The Paris St-Germain player scored twice against Sweden's Baltic neighbour. His first third-minute effort drew him level with Sven Rydell's goal tally established before World War II.

He got a second goal in the 24th minute as the hosts won 2-0.

That goal broke Sven Rydell's tally of 49 goals, which had stood since 1932. 

There had been doubts about the star's ability to play in the match after Sweden coach Erik Hamrén told a news conference on Wednesday that the PSG forward had a throat problem.

But he was on top form at the Friends Arena in Solna in greater Stockholm.

32-year-old Ibrahimovic earned his 99th international cap at the match, with his 100th set to come in Monday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Austria.

The Swede scored a club record 41 goals in all competitions for French champions PSG last season.


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