The Swedish striker, who is 141 days older than the previous record-holder Alessandro Costacurta and 41 years and 166 days old, refused to accept the honor when it was announced to him after the game.
I don’t want this album; he can keep it. In his post-game interview with Sky Sport Italia, Ibrahimovic laughed.
As Ibrahimovic stepped up to the spot to retake a penalty awarded for handball after his initial attempt was disallowed for encroachment, the record was shattered.
Ibrahimovic scored for the first time after returning from a serious injury after adopting a new strategy.
At teams like Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and LA Galaxy in addition to Milan, the Swede has scored one every four decades.
The forward, who is known for making statements in the third person, has more than demonstrated his ability to play in any of the 11 positions since “a good player can play everywhere” by scoring over 570 goals in his career, more than 500 of which have been scored at the club level.
Ibrahimovic, who is currently in his third stint with the Milanese club, has had trouble staying in shape ever since helping his team win the Scudetto at the end of the 2021–2022 season.
Ibrahimovic underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery in the summer, and he didn’t rejoin the team until February.
It depends on them and what they want, but I am content where I am in Milan.
Milan, who is now fourth in Serie A, was paired with league-leading Napoli in the Champions League quarterfinals.
Ibrahimovic claimed that he would help his teammates prepare for the match even if he cannot be registered for the game due to his tardy return to the team.
‘All I can do now is prepare my colleagues in the greatest way in training, be close to them and do what I can’ he continued.
“I believe in this team, and I know they will do well against Napoli.”