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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Treble 17 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic adds to his career hat tricks with Man United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic made a small piece of personal history at Old Trafford on Thursday when he scored his first hat trick for Manchester United.

But the veteran striker is no stranger to trebles -- his haul vs. St Etienne, in United's 3-0 Europa League round-of-32 first-leg win, marked the 17th time in his career that he has scored three or more goals in a match.

Here, we list all of Ibrahimovic's hat tricks and ESPN FC correspondents pick five of the best from the 35-year-old's illustrious career.

DATE TEAM OPPOSITION COMPETITION
Sept. 4, 2004  Sweden Malta  World Cup qualifier
April 17, 2005 Juventus Lecce  Serie A 
June 7, 2011 Sweden Finland  Euro 2012 qualifier 
March 3, 2012  AC Milan Palermo  Serie A
Nov. 14, 2012 Sweden England  International friendly 
Dec. 11, 2012 PSG Valenciennes  Ligue 1 
Aug. 14, 2013 Sweden Norway  International friendly 
Oct. 23, 2013 PSG Anderlecht Champions League 
Nov. 9, 2013 PSG Nice  Ligue 1 
Jan. 8, 2014 PSG Brest  Coupe de France 
Feb. 23, 2014 PSG Toulouse  Ligue 1 
Aug. 31, 2014 PSG St Etienne Ligue 1 
March 20, 2015   PSG Lorient  Ligue 1 
April 8, 2015 PSG St Etienne Coupe de France 
March 13, 2016   PSG Troyes Ligue 1
April 2, 2016 PSG Nice Ligue 1 
Feb. 16, 2017  Man United St Etienne Europa League

JUVENTUS 5-2 Lecce (Serie A -- April 17, 2005)

Ibrahimovic gave Juventus a 2-1 and 3-1 lead in a dramatic game against Zdenek Zeman's Lecce, who had taken the lead at the Stadio Delle Alpi. His third goal, scored eight minutes from time, helped seal a 5-2 win. It was Ibrahimovic's only hat trick for Juventus and helped them open up a three-point advantage over AC Milan with seven games of the season to go. The Bianconeri went on to win the title from the Rossoneri by seven points with Ibra contributing 16 goals in total. -- Ben Gladwell

AC MILAN 4-0 Palermo (Serie A -- March 3, 2012)

A red card in a 0-0 draw with Napoli had seen Ibrahimovic suspended for three games and he vented that pent-up anger to deliver the quickest treble since Francesco Totti's treble in 2009. It took Ibrahimovic just 35 minutes to find the back of the net three times at the Stadio Renzo Barbera as the Rossoneri won 4-0 to narrow the gap on league leaders Juventus. The Bianconeri nevertheless clinched the title, although Ibrahimovic got his hands on silverware anyway as the league's Capocannoniere with 28 goals. -- Gladwell

SWEDEN 4-2 England (International friendly -- Nov. 14, 2012)

As if scoring a hat trick vs. England was not enough, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's fourth goal was an all-time great.

They said he never did it against English teams -- until he did. During a friendly to open the Friends Arena in Solna, Ibrahimovic scored all four goals as the hosts ran out 4-2 winners. The most memorable moment came in added time when Ibrahimovic scored with the most outrageous long-range, bicycle-kick finish. There looked to be little immediate danger to England when Joe Hart headed clear after rushing off his line, but Ibrahimovic had other ideas, launching himself aerially to score a remarkable goal. -- Jonathan Johnson

Anderlecht 0-5 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (Champions League -- Oct. 23, 2013)

In a UEFA Champions League group stage match, Ibrahimovic's first was a simple enough tap-in but his second was a brilliantly improvised, back-heeled flick into the bottom corner. If that was not enough, he then thumped in a thunderbolt of a half volley to complete his hat trick. But he wasn't finished: To complete his quadruple, he finished off the post in the second half. -- Johnson

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 5-0 St Etienne (Ligue 1 -- Aug. 31, 2014)

With good reason, Stephane Ruffier was glad to see the back of Ibrahimovic when he left France last summer. The former France goalkeeper suffered one of the most humiliating nights of his career at the hands of the talismanic striker, who scored with a thumping header, a cheeky finish after he took the ball around Ruffier, and an expertly-taken prod. To make matters worse for Ruffier, he scored a calamitous own goal! -- Johnson

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