Zlatan Ibrahimovic Breaks 82-Year-Old Swedish Scoring Record

Updated: 05 September 2014 12:31 IST

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was earning his 99th international cap in Sweden's 2-0 win over Estonia, with his 100th set to come in Monday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Austria.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Breaks 82-Year-Old Swedish Scoring Record
Sweden's forward and team captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring his second goal of the match and his 50th goal for his national team and by that breaking the old record of 49 goals during the friendly football match between Sweden and Estonia at Friends Arena in Solna, near Stockholm on September 4, 2014. © AFP

Solna, Sweden:

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a record-breaking 50th goal for Sweden in an international friendly against Estonia on Thursday, and then picked up a booking.

The PSG forward drew level with Sven Rydell's post-World War II tally of 49 with a third minute effort.

He then claimed the record for himself in the 24th minute, celebrating the feat by lifting his shirt to reveal a t-shirt with written on the back "50 goals" and on the front "it's you who made it possible".

He was promptly yellow-carded for the gesture.

The 32-year-old Ibrahimovic was earning his 99th international cap, 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.



Topics : Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden Football
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