Sweden’s Zlatan cheers new club goal record

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Sweden’s Zlatan cheers new club goal record
Zlatan in action on Sunday. Photo: AP/Thibault Camus

He’s already the top scoring striker in Swedish history but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now celebrating another record with his Paris side PSG.


On Sunday Ibrahimovic became the all-time leading goal scorer for Paris Saint-Germain after breaking Pauleta's record of 109 goals against Marseille.

Ibrahimovic drew level with the former Portugal international's mark after converting a 41st-minute penalty at the Parc des Princes.

The 34-year-old, who joined PSG from AC Milan in July 2012, then claimed the record outright just three minutes later, after the home side were awarded another spot-kick with Ibrahimovic holding his nerve to beat Steve Mandanda again.

The goals helped the reigning Ligue 1 champions extend their lead at the top, giving them a 2-1 victory over arch-rivals Marseille after an earlier goal from Michy Batshuayi from the southern French side.

Ibrahimovic was typically modest in an interview with Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet following the match on Sunday.

“I am satisfied with my 110 goals, it feels great to be part of a club’s history. I have written history all of this year….once again it feels good,” he told the newspaper.

“We win, while I beat the record. It’s a great day and a great memory,” he added.

On his new app, he described the experience as “magical”.

Ibrahimovic became Sweden’s all-time record goal scorer a year ago in an international friendly against Estonia.

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. 


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