Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s trophy haul just keeps on growing.
Ibrahimovic’s double was instrumental in winning Jose Mourinho his first major trophy as Manchester United manager, and at the same time securing the Swede a 32nd major trophy.
Although technically not his first triumph in England, it is the first major title Ibrahimvic has lifted – and the first since moving to the Premier League.
That means he now has titles in five different countries following success in Holland, Italy, Spain and France.
‘This is what I came for,’ he said after the game. ‘I came to win and I am winning. I just have to keep going, but the more I win the more satisfied I get.’
With that satisfaction continuing to grow, Sportsmail looks back at his incredible haul, and how he earned each trophy…
Zlatan Ibrahimovic poses with the League Cup trophy, his first major title in England
Zlatan’s first domestic title came 15 years ago, when he was just 20 years old and playing for Ajax. He contributed six goals in 24 games as Ajax topped the table by five points.
2001-02: Dutch Cup
Ajax completed a league and cup double in dramatic fashion, levelling in the 90th minute of the cup final, before Zlatan himself scored the golden goal three minutes into extra time. It was the Swede’s only goal in the cup run, and the most important.
2002: Dutch Super Cup
By the time Zlatan came off the bench with 13 minute to go, Ajax had come from behind to lead 3-1 against PSV, Rafael van der Vaart and Mido the goalscorers.
After a trophyless season, Zlatan returned to winning ways in 2004, topping Ajax’s scoring charts with 13 league goals as they took the title. He wasn’t the division’s top scorer though – Mateja Kezman managed 31, while Dirk Kuyt and Gerald Sibon were also among the players to score more than Ibrahimovic.
A young Ibrahimovic holds aloft the Eredivisie in 2004, already his second league title
2004-05: Serie A
Ibrahimovic moved to Italy in 2004, and won the title at the first attempt, contributing 16 goals – more than any other Juve player – as they won the title by seven points. The title was later taken away because of a match-fixing scandal.
Ibrahimovic twice won Serie A with Juventus, but the club were later stripped of both titles
2005-06: Serie A
Another year, another title, even if, this time, Ibrahimovic was less than prolific, scoring just seven times in 35 league games. Juve lifted the trophy, three points clear at the top, but, once again, had the trophy revoked.
2006: Italian Super Cup
Just two weeks after moving from Turin to Milan, Zlatan had another trophy to his name, playing the whole game as Inter – newly crowned champions after Juve’s relegation – beat Roma after extra time with goals from Patrick Vieira, Hernan Crespo and Luis Figo.
2006-07: Serie A
With Ibrahimovic leading the line, Inter dominated Serie A, taking the title by a massive 22 points. The Swede chipped in with 15 goals in 27 games.
2007-08: Serie A
Another year, another title, although this was by a much smaller margin, just three points from Roma. Zlatan scored 27 times, once again his club’s leading marksman.
Another three Serie A titles followed after the move from Turin to join Inter Milan
2008: Italian Super Cup
In Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge Inter drew 2-2 with Roma, before winning on penalty, Zlatan the first man to score from the spot.
2008-09: Serie A
Inter completed a hat-trick of titles in 2009, and Ibrahimovic finished as Serie A’s top scorer for the first time, bagging 25 goals as Mourinho’s side won the title by 10 points.
2009: Spanish Super Cup
Once again a move brought Ibrahimovic a trophy in his very first games – although this title came over two legs. Not even in the squad for the first fixture, Zlatan started the second one, as Lionel Messi netted twice in a comfortable victory over Ahtletic Bilbao.
2009: European Super Cup
Five days later and the trophy haul kept growing. Ibrahimovic started up front, but was taken off after 81 minutes with the score at 0-0, before Pedro won it in extra time.
2009: Club World Cup
Ibrahimovic played every minute – all 210 of them – of Barca’s Club World Cup campaign, but didn’t score, as they beat Atlante and Estudiantes to lift the trophy.
Although he struggled at Barcelona, Zlatan still managed to add five trophies in his year there
2009-10: La Liga
By this point it had become obvious – Zlatan doesn’t do coming second. The Swede endured a difficult time in Spain, but still added a seventh straight domestic title as Barca pipped Real Madrid to the title. He scored 16 times, but that was less than half the number managed by team-mate Messi.
2010: Spanish Super Cup
Ibahimovic’s final Barca goal came in the first-leg defeat by Sevilla, and he was an unused sub in the second leg, in which a Messi hat-trick overturned the deficit. He would not play for the club again.
2010-11: Serie A
Back to Italy, and back to winning the Serie A title. Zlatan bagged 14 goals as Milan won a first title in seven years.
Returning to Milan, this time with AC, Zlatan scored 14 times to earn yet another Serie A title
2011: Italian Super Cup
A third Italian Super Cup came Ibrahimovic’s way as he scored the equaliser in a 2-1 win over Inter. However, this was the season that his run of league titles came to an end, despite the Swede scoring 28 goals, the most in the division.
Milan’s first title in seven years, and their last to date, was followed by a Italian Super Cup
2012-13: Ligue 1
The first season in France, and the first of four consecutive Ligue 1 titles. Zlatan took Paris by storm, bagging 30 goals in his first season, 11 more than any other player.
Ibrahimovic’s first trophy in France came when he won the Ligue 1 title in 2013
2013: French Champions’ Trophy
Ibrahimovic played 90 minutes in a 21 win, as PSG came from behind to score in the 81st and 93rd minutes and take the trophy from Bordeaux.
2013-14: French League Cup
The first part of a domestic double, but although Zlatan had scored twice in the semis, injury ruled him out of the final, in which PSG beat Lyon.
2013-14: Ligue 1
PSG’s dominance continued, as did Zlatan’s. He again eclipsed everyone else, with 10 more goals than any other player, as PSG won the title by nine points. He was also the second-highest assist maker, just one behind James Rodriguez.
Ibrahimovic’s time at PSG was littered with trophies, including the 2014 Ligue 1 title
2014: Champions’ Trophy
Two goals, the second from the penalty spot, saw Zlatan single-handedly earn PSG a 2-0 win against minnows Guingamp in Beijing.
2014-15: French League Cup
Two goals from Ibrahimovic, and two from Edinson Cavani helped PSG thrash Bastia to lift yet another trophy, as they began the journey towards a domestic treble.
2014-15: Ligue 1
A third league title in a row for PSG and their talismanic Swede, who bagged 19 goals, featuring two hat-tricks, on the way to completing the treble.
2014-15: French Cup
Having scored a hat-trick in the semi-final win over St Etienne, Zlatan played the whole final but PSG only scraped past Auxerre thanks to a Cavani goal in the second half.
Ibrahimovic holds the Frecnh Cup trophy aloft after completing a treble in 2015
2015: Champions’ Trophy
By 2015 Zlatan had made this trophy his own. He played 90 minutes as goals from Serge Aurier and Cavani saw off Lyon, and earned him the trophy for a third year in a row.
After the Champions’ Trophy win in 2015, Ibrahimovic poses with all the club’s trophies
2015-16: French League Cup
Remarkably Ibrahimovic went through this season without scoring in the French League Cup – but that didn’t stop 10-man PSG beating Lille 2-1 in the final.
2015-16: Ligue 1
If PSG had dominated during Ibrahimovic’s first three years at the club, that was nothing compared to his final season, which saw them win the league by a massive 31 points. Zlatan scored 38 times in the league, 17 more than his nearest challenger and easily the most of any season in his career.
The Swede left PSG after a second consecutive treble, winning Ligue 1 for a fourth year in a row
2015-16: French Cup
Zlatan’s final game for PSG saw him score twice and lift a 12th trophy with the club, as the big man netted a penalty to put his side 2-1 up, and then sealed the win late on. Bowing out with a double-treble summed up his silverware-laden stint in France.
2016: Community Shield
His first competitive game for Manchester United and Zlatan, re-united with Jose Mourinho, scored the winning goal seven minutes from time, heading in from six yards.
In his first game for Manchester United Ibrahimovic earned his first trophy in English football
2016-17: EFL Cup
Back at Wembley, Ibrahomivic added two goals and one more trophy to his ever-growing collection, a long-range free kick to put United ahead and a bullet header to win the cup late on.
Zlatan powers home the winning goal against Southamtpon, a header from close range
BUT HE’S STILL BEHIND THIS LOT…
Zlatan may be English football’s trophy king, but he’s still some way off being the world’s best in terms of current players with the most silverware, in terms of club, international and individual honours.
His close friend Maxwell is a couple ahead, as is former club-mate Lionel Messi, while Zlatan’s League Cup draws him level with Andres Iniesta – assuming you count those discounted Serie A titles with Juventus…
Andres Iniesta – 32
For the last decade Iniesta has been there for all of football’s big moments. He is not the metronome that Xavi is, nor is he an out-and-out forward like Messi. He is of the best midfielders of his generation, and he has the medals to prove it.
Over the last 11 years Iniesta has won a staggering eight league titles. He also has four Copa del Rey victories to his name, and a hugely impressive four Champions League wins.
The 32-year-old is quite simply a mainstay of one of the best club sides of all time, and has been relied upon by four consecutive managers to be a key member of the first team.
Iniesta had a telling impact on the 2010 World Cup win for Spain, scoring the winning goal as his nation triumphed ahead of Holland in the final. Either side of that key individual contribution were two victories in European Championships with his national team.
Andres Iniesta scored the winning goal in the World Cup final when Spain won the trophy
Maxwell – 34
The Brazilian is famous for being Ibrahimovic’s friend but it would not be to the striker’s liking to know that Maxwell has comprehensively outstripped him for honours throughout his career.
It began with a Copa do Brasil with Cruzeiro in 2000.
A spell with perennial trophy winners Ajax followed, during which time Maxwell won two Eredivisie titles, and spells with Inter Milan, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain understandably brought medal after medal after medal.
If anything, it is to Maxwell’s benefit that he has never had Ibrahimovic’s combustible attitude.
Zlatan famously fell out with Guardiola and took himself to AC Milan shortly after.
Maxwell stayed with Barca and the following season he captured the one title that has always eluded his Swedish friend – the Champions League.
Maxwell won the Champions League with Barcelona, along with nine other trophies
Globally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, it should be no real surprise to see Messi as one of football’s most-decorated players. Compared to some Barcelona contemporaries, he actually started winning trophies relatively late, although only shortly after his debut – his first came in 2004-05.
Since then he has won a further seven league titles, four Champions Leagues and the Copa del Rey four times.
Messi does have one black mark against his otherwise spectacular career – a lack of international trophies, with an Olympic Gold Medal the height of his offerings on that scene.
He is bolstered by an impressive haul of five Ballon d’Or wins, an individual honour that no one else on this list of genuine greats possesses.
Lionel Messi, has won the Champions League four times as well as multiple Ballon d’Ors
Dani Alves – 34
Alves left Barcelona this summer for Juventus, and would be out on his own had the Old Lady not succumbed to Milan on penalties in the Italian Super Cup this season.
Though most famous for his time at Barca, it did not begin at the Nou Camp, with Alves one of just a few stars there not to have been schooled in La Masia.
His time at Bahia brought the Campeonato Baiano and the Campeonato do Nordeste, before Sevilla brought him over from Brazil.
With them he won the UEFA Cup on two occasions and the Copa del Rey before Barca snapped him up.
Unsurprisingly there is a significant trophy haul from that eight-year spell with the club – 23 in total, including a double last season.
Alves has also been a success internationally, winning the Copa America and two Confederations Cups with Brazil.
Dani Alves celebrates with the Copa del Rey after Barca beat Sevilla to win the trophy in 2016