Zlatan Ibrahimovic desire to keep playing is what he said led him to move to Los Angeles Galaxy which is the latest in his roving football career that has seen him play for nine clubs now in seven countries.
After a knee injury at the back end of last season, Ibrahimovic was never able to win his place back in the
Manchester United team and has decided now to try his luck in the MLS.
“I am happy to play for the best team in the United States, I feel good, this is the best place for me,” he said.
“I am looking forward to it, I have a lot to give and I hope to enjoy winning. I need to play.”
His career so far has seen him play 730 matches where he has scored 421 goals and picked up 31 trophies while playing for Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, PSG and United. Only at Malmo and Juventus did he fail to pick up silverware with the two leagues, in 2005 and 2006, won at the Turin club taken away due to the Calciopoli scandal.
1 Malmo (Sweden) 1999-2001: 47 games, 18 goals
2 Ajax (Holland) 2001-05: 110 games, 48 goals, 3 Leagues, a cup and Super Cup
3 Juventus (Italy) 2004-05: 92 games, 26 goals
4 Inter (Italy) 2006-09: 117 games, 66 goals, 3 leagues and 2 Super Cups
5 Barcelona (Spain) 2009-10: 46 games, 22 goals, a league, two Spanish Super Cups, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup
6 Milan (Italy) 2010-12: 85 games, 56 goals, a Serie A title and an Italian Super Cup
7 PSG (France) 2012-16: 180 games, 156 goals, 4 leagues, 2 cups, 3 league cups and 3 Super Cups
8 Manchester United (England) 2016-2018: 53 games, 29 goals, a league , a Europa League and a Community Shield
Ibrahimovic never won the Champions League but is the only footballer to have played for seven different clubs and along with Carew and Mutu, they are the only players to have turned out for seven teams in Europe.
He has the record of 13 league titles from four different leagues and has scored in big matches like the Derby della Madonnina between Milan and Inter, the Clasico and the Manchester derby.
Ibrahimovic is the leading scorer in the history of Sweden with 62 goals from 116 games while he has been twice the top scorer in Serie A and three times in Ligue 1.
The Zlatan show continues now with his target an MLS title.