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Ibrahimović plays for seventh Champions League club

Zlatan Ibrahimović has become the first player to appear for seven different clubs in the UEFA Champions League, adding Manchester United to Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris.

Zlatan Ibrahimović came on during the second half of Manchester United's defeat at Basel
Zlatan Ibrahimović came on during the second half of Manchester United's defeat at Basel ©AFP/Getty Images

Zlatan Ibrahimović made his UEFA Champions League debut for Manchester United from the bench against Basel on Wednesday, becoming the first player to turn out for seven different clubs in the competition.

Already the first player to score for six different sides in the UEFA Champions League, Ibrahimović was level with fellow former Barcelona man Javier Saviola in having represented half a dozen teams. However, after his recovery from injury, the 36-year-old Swedish forward has been able to add a United game to his appearances for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Barcelona, Interazionale Milano, Juventus and Ajax as he seeks his first UEFA Champions League title.

Even as he awaits his first United goal in this competition, Ibrahimović's feat in scoring for his previous six UEFA Champions League clubs is unmatched, Hernán Crespo the closest on five. Ibrahimović did score for Manchester United on their way to UEFA Europa League glory last season; only John Carew and Adrian Mutu have also scored for seven different sides in UEFA club competition.

In the overall rankings, Ibrahimović stands joint eighth in terms of UEFA Champions League appearances on 120, alongside Roberto Carlos and ex-Barcelona colleague Lionel Messi, who also reached that mark today – though in his case all for a single club. Ibrahimović is also just two goals away from becomng only the seventh player to register 50 in the UEFA Champions League.

Appeared for most clubs in UEFA Champions League

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Zlatan Ibrahimović: 7 
Manchester United: 1
Paris Saint-Germain 7
AC Milan 16
Barcelona 10
Internazionale Milano 22
Juventus 19
Ajax 19

Javier Saviola: 6
Olympiacos 5
Málaga 6
Benfica 8
Real Madrid 6
Barcelona 24
Monaco 7

Hernán Crespo: 5
Internazionale Milano 23
Chelsea 15
AC Milan 10
Lazio 11
Parma 6

Nicolas Anelka: 5
Juventus 1
Chelsea 37
Fenerbahçe 6
Paris Saint-Germain 9
Real Madrid 10
Monaco 7

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Fernando Morientes: 5
Marseille 5
Valencia 14
Liverpool 5
Real Madrid 53
Monaco 12

Samuel Eto'o: 5
Chelsea 9
Internazionale Milano 23
Barcelona 38
Mallorca 5
Real Madrid 3

Scored for most clubs in UEFA Champions League

Zlatan Ibrahimović: 6 
Paris Saint-Germain 20
AC Milan 9
Barcelona 4
Internazionale Milano 6
Juventus 3
Ajax 7

Hernán Crespo: 5
Internazionale Milano 11
Chelsea 4
AC Milan 6
Lazio 2
Parma 2

Scored for most clubs in UEFA club competition

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Zlatan Ibrahimović: 7 
Manchester United: 5 (UEFA Europa League)
Paris Saint-Germain 20 (all UEFA Champions League)
AC Milan 9 (all UEFA Champions League)
Barcelona 4 (all UEFA Champions League)
Internazionale Milano 6 (all UEFA Champions League)
Juventus 3 (all UEFA Champions League)
Ajax 9 (7 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Cup)

John Carew: 7
Aston Villa 3 (2 UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup, 1 UEFA Intertoto Cup)
Lyon 5 (all UEFA Champions League)
Beşiktaş 1 (UEFA Cup)
Roma 1 (UEFA Cup)
Valencia 8 (all UEFA Champions League)
Rosenborg 5 (all UEFA Champions League)
Vålerenga 5 (4 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 1 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1)

Adrian Mutu: 7
Petrolul Ploiești 2 (all UEFA Europa League)
Fiorentina 11 (5 UEFA Champions League, 6 UEFA Cup)
Juventus 1 (UEFA Champions League)
Chelsea 1 (UEFA Champions League)
Parma 4 (all UEFA Cup)
Dinamo Bucureşti 4 (all UEFA Cup)
Argeș 3 (all UEFA Cup)

Most UEFA Champions League appearances

Iker Casillas's first Champions League memory

Iker Casillas 166
Xavi Hernández 151
Cristiano Ronaldo 145
Raúl González 141
Andrés Iniesta 126
Clarence Seedorf 125
Paul Scholes 124
Roberto Carlos 120
Zlatan Ibrahimović 120
Lionel Messi 120

(not including qualifiers/play-offs)

Most UEFA Champions League goals

Cristiano Ronaldo 113
Lionel Messi 97
Raúl González 71
Ruud van Nistelrooy 56
Karim Benzema 53
Thierry Henry 50
Zlatan Ibrahimović 48
Andriy Shevchenko 48
Filippo Inzaghi 46
Didier Drogba 44

(not including qualifiers/play-offs)

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