Zlatan Ibrahimovic 500th goal celebration
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Ibrahimovic enjoying one of the most efficient seasons in league history

It's quite safe to say that Zlatan Ibrahimovic's maiden voyage into MLS play has been a success. But it may even go down in league history as one of the most efficient seasons for an MLS player, in terms of goal involvements per 90 minutes.

Ibrahimovic has 22 goals and 10 assists in 26 games (2,053 minutes), which averages out to a goal or assist every 64 minutes, or, 1.40 times per 90. As it stands, that's the highest G+A per 90 in league history, ahead of Diego Serna in 2001 (1.37) and Cobi Jones in 1998 (1.35).

Year Player GP MIN G A G+A/90
2018 Zlatan Ibrahimovic 26 2,053 22 10 1.40
2001 Diego Serna 22 1,978 15 15 1.37
1998 Cobi Jones 24 2,136 19 13 1.35

As for sheer bottom line totals, per/90 rates be damned, Ibrahimovic is still near the top. He currently sits tied for sixth (with Diego Valeri's 2017 season). Two goal involvements on Decision Day presented by AT&T would move him into a tie for third. Meanwhile, Atlanta striker Josef Martinez sits in second, two goal involvements behind Sebastian Giovinco's 2015. 

Year Player GP G A G+A
2015 Sebastian Giovinco 33 22 16 38
2018 Josef Martinez 33 30 6 36
2012 Chris Wondolowski 32 27 7 34
2014 Robbie Keane 29 19 14 33
1999 Jason Kreis 32 18 15 33
2018 Zlatan Ibrahimovic 26 22 10 32
2017 Diego Valeri 32 21 11 32
2016 Sebastian Giovinco 28 17 15 32
1998 Cobi Jones 24 19 13 32

Will Ibrahimovic retain his place atop the per 90 charts in league history? Can Martinez catch Giovinco's historic 2015? Tune into Decision Day to find out...