“Milan head coach Stefano Pioli said that after hitting the milestone number in his club career, evergreen star Zlatan Ibrahimovic “doesn’t have to stop” at 500 goals.
In Milan’s 4-0 Serie A rout of Crotone, Ibrahimovic achieved 500 club goals, raising his tally to 501 with his sixth league brace of the season on Sunday.
After half an hour before doubling the lead, the 39-year-old opened the scoring with 26 minutes remaining at San Siro, where Ante Rebic netted a quick-fire double as Milan returned to the top of the table.
“There’s no need to add anything. We just have to congratulate him,” Pioli told reporters.
It’s an amazing milestone, but we’re talking about an absolute number one, a champion. I just want to congratulate him again and give him a post.
“He doesn’t have to stop at that number.”
Ibrahimovic has scored more goals in all competitions only with Paris Saint-Germain (156), having managed 83 for Milan over two spells.
Ibrahimovic is one of the two players to have scored the most braces in the top five European leagues in 2020-21, alongside Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
This season, the former Swedish international has scored 14 Serie A goals in 11 games, while he has 16 in all competitions.