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How Zlatan made his mark

Zlatan Ibrahimović enjoys United's UEFA Europa League final success in 2017 ©AFP/Getty Images

"Great things also come to an end and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United," said Zlatan Ibrahimović after confirming his departure from Manchester United in the wake of their UEFA Champions League exit to Sevilla. "Thank you to the club, the fans, the team, the coach, the staff and everybody who shared with me this part of my history."

Amid rumours that the 36-year-old could be heading across the Atlantic to find his next club, it is quite possible that the 116-times capped Sweden striker (his nation's all-time top international scorer with 62 goals) has played his last UEFA club competition game. UEFA.com celebrates his achievement in UEFA competitions.

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Zlatan Ibrahimović's European stats
UEFA Champions League appearances: 124 (12th in overall standings)
UEFA Champions League goals: 49 (9th in overall standings, level with Alfredo di Stéfano)
UEFA club competition appearances: 140 (21st in overall standings, level with Thierry Henry)
UEFA club competition goals: 56 (10th in overall standings, level with Eusébio)
Best goals tally for single European season: 10 (Paris Saint-Germain, 2013/14)

Surprisingly, the only UEFA club trophy that Ibrahimović won was the 2009 UEFA Super Cup, during his time at Barcelona, injury having robbed him of a place in United's UEFA Europa League final squad last season. Should his 124th UEFA Champions League appearance prove to have been his last, he will remain the player who has featured in the most games in Europe’s top club competition without winning the trophy.

Zlatan's Paris goals

On a more positive note, in appearing for United in this season's group stage, Ibrahimović became the first player to feature for seven clubs in the UEFA Champions League.

Moreover, he may have another more unusual record too. United's 2-1 victory against Leicester in the FA Community Shield on 7 August 2016 was Ibrahimović's tenth domestic 'Super Cup' success: Ajax 2002, Inter 2006, 2008, Barcelona 2009, 2010, Milan 2011, Paris 2013, 2014, 2015, and United 2016. Can anyone outdo his achievement of having won Super Cups in five different countries?