By scoring a double on October 17 during the victory of AC Milan against Inter (2-1), while he had not played for almost a month after having tested positive for Covid-19, Zlatan Ibrahimovic offered himself on this occasion a new record. He has indeed become, at 39 years and 14 days, the oldest player to succeed in scoring. in the Milan derby. And Fin July, thanks to another double against the Sampdoria (4-1), he had been the very first player in history at score at least 50 Serie A goals with both Milan clubs. He had marked on this occasion ses 50tht 51st goal in the Italian league with AC Milan, after shaking the nets 57 times during his time at Inter (2006-2009).
Luca Toni dethroned?
But the Swedish giant is not satisfied. The one who recordedrecorded a message of prevention to promote distancing measures and mask wearing during this health crisis with the Lombardy region, in its characteristic style (“The virus challenged me and I defeated it. But you are not Zlatan, don’t challenge the virus. Respect the rules, distance and mask, always.”), has the possibility of offering other records. Current capocannoniere of the Series A with 6 goals in 3 games, he can become the oldest top scorer and dethrone Luca Toni (38 years in 2014-2015). And other longevity records are also attainable.
Totti in the viewfinder
A priori not that of the oldest player in the history of the Italian championship, owned by Marco Ballotta (44 years and 38 days in May 2008). The former Parisian, who will celebrate his 40th birthday in October 2021, will also have to hang on to get the one of oldest scorer in history (Alessandro Costacurta, 41 years and 25 days in May 2007), but could soon drop the one of the oldest double author (Francesco Totti, 39 years and 206 days in 2016) and also that of the treble (Silvio Piola, 37 years and 51 days in 1950), while le more old author of a quintuplet remains Miroslav Klose (34 years and 330 days in 2012). Second top scorer in activity of the Series Behind Fabio Quagliarella (138 goals against 168), he can become the oldest goalscorer in the history of the Champions League if his club returns to the prestigious European competition next season. A record currently held by Totti (38 years and 59 days in 2014).