Zlatan Ibrahimović becomes oldest player ever to score in Serie A
Zlatan Ibrahimović’s Instagram profile says he is a writer and on Saturday the Swede wrote a new page in his remarkable career as he became the oldest goalscorer in Italian Serie A.
As the scenarios play out, dramatic and tragic as the AC Milan forward hit the milestone – at the age of 41 years and 166 days – with his goal coming from a penalty retaken in the 3-year defeat. 1 of his team against Udinese.
Given a second chance after a foul in the box, Ibrahimović hit a shot straight into the middle, surpassing Alessandro Costacurta’s record of 41 years and 25 days.
Ibrahimović’s goal equalized 1-1 shortly before half-time but Udinese equalized in the second half to seal the victory.
“It’s an honor but I regret that this goal did not bring the three points,” said Ibrahimović, according to Sky Sport Italia.
It marked the striker’s first goal since returning to the pitch following surgery on an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in the summer.
‘NEVER SUFFER SO MUCH’
Following Milan’s Scudetto success last season, Ibrahimović revealed on social media that he has played the final six months of the 2021/2022 season without an ACL in his left knee – the strong band of tissue that connects the thighbone to the bone shin and shin bones. knee joint.
“Have done more than 20 injections in six months,” Ibrahimović said in a post on his verified Instagram account.
“Empty the knee once a week for six months. Painkiller every day for six months. Almost couldn’t sleep for six months because of the pain. Never suffered so much on and off the pitch.”
But, despite his age and career-threatening injuries, Ibrahimović seems determined to keep playing.
“As long as I can produce results, I will still compete,” he told CNN last November. “The day I slow down, I want the people around me to be honest and say he’s slowing down and then I’ll be realistic.”
Milan remain fourth in the table after the defeat, and will next play on April 2 to face leaders Napoli.
Meanwhile in Saudi Arabia, Cristiano Ronaldo – another legendary striker – went back in time to score a stunning long-range free-kick as Al Nassr beat Abha 2-1 in the Saudi Pro League on Sunday. Saturday.
He then allowed his teammate Anderson Talisca to hit the penalty eight minutes later out of respect. Brazilian Talisca has just returned from injury.