Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 2019 season is closing in on the record books when it comes to goal-scoring dependence on one player.


Ibrahimovic, who scored a hat trick in the LA Galaxy's 7-2 win over Sporting Kansas City to bring his season total to 26 goals in 25 games, now has scored 53.1% of his side's 49 goals so far this year. That mark is bettered by only one player in league history. 


Opta compiled the numbers dating back to 2007 to kick-start the idea, but a look all the way back to the league's inception in 1996 shows just one player, his Galaxy predecessor Carlos "Pescadito" Ruiz, has scored a larger percent of his team's goals than Ibra has so far this season.

Player
Team
Goals
Team goals
Percentage
Year
Carlos Ruiz
LA Galaxy
24
44
54.5%
2002
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
LA Galaxy
26
49
53.1%
2019
Chris Wondolowski
San Jose Earthquakes
18
34
52.9%
2010
Erick "Cubo" Torres
Chivas USA
15
29
51.7%
2014
Bradley Wright-Phillips
New York Red Bulls
27
55
49.1%
2014

Ibrahimovic continues to chase Carlos Vela in the Golden Boot race presented by Audi, now trailing by just two goals, as well as Josef Martinez's single-season record for goals of 31, set last year. 


He already owns the record of most shots in a match (14), set earlier this season in a loss to D.C. United. Can Zlatan rewrite the record books while guiding the Galaxy to the playoffs?