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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's disciplinary record

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's charge of alleged violent conduct by the Football Association following Saturday's Premier League game against Bournemouth is the latest in a number of controversies that have littered the striker's career.

Ibrahimovic appeared to elbow Tyrone Mings moments after the Cherries defender had stood on the 35-year-old Swede's head. Mings has also been charged with alleged violent conduct.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at a selection of other unsavoury incidents involving Ibrahimovic during his 18-year career.

VAN DER VAART TACKLE (August 2004)

Ibrahimovic was publicly accused by Ajax team-mate Rafael van der Vaart of deliberately injuring him during a friendly between Sweden and Holland in a tackle which resulted in torn ankle ligaments for the Dutchman. In the row that followed, Ibrahimovic threatened to break Van der Vaart's legs.

Disciplined: Ibrahimovic was not booked for the tackle and was not publicly disciplined by Ajax, but was sold to Juventus weeks later for £12million.

FIGHT WITH OGUCHI ONYEWU (November 2010)

After falling out with Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, Ibrahimovic was loaned to AC Milan in summer 2010 - and soon found himself involved in a training-ground fight with 6ft 5in team-mate Onyewu which the Swede claimed left him with a broken rib. Ibrahimovic reportedly lunged two-footed and then head-butted the American, before the pair were separated by team-mates.

Disciplined: No action.

PUNCHED MARCO ROSSI (March 2011)

Ibrahimovic was shown a straight red card for punching Bari defender Marco Rossi in the stomach during Milan's 1-1 home draw in Serie A.

Disciplined: Three-match ban.

FOUL-MOUTHED RANT (April 2011)

In his first game back for Milan, Ibrahimovic was shown a second yellow card in his side's 2-1 win at Fiorentina for comments made to a referee's assistant.

Disciplined: Three-match ban.

SLAPPING SALVATORE ARONICA (February 2012)

Ibrahimovic slapped defender Salvatore Aronica in the face during Milan's goalless draw against Napoli at the San Siro.

Disciplined: Three-match ban.

KICKING GOALKEEPER STEPHANE RUFFIER (November 2012)

As Paris St German headed towards a rare home defeat, Ibrahimovic was shown a straight red card for kicking St Etienne goalkeeper Ruffier in the chest.

Disciplined: Two-match ban.

STAMPING ON ANDRES GUARDADO (February 2013)

Ibrahimovic received another straight red card for stamping on Valencia winger Andres Guardado during a Champions League tie for PSG in Spain.

Disciplined: Two-match ban.

RED CARD AGAINST BLUES (March 2015)

Ibrahimovic was sent off during PSG's 2-2 Champions League draw against Chelsea for a tackle on Oscar, and later accused the English side's players of acting like "babies".

Disciplined: One-match ban

INSULTING REFEREE (March 2015)

Ibrahimovic was forced to apologise by the French sports minister for his tirade against referee Lionel Jaffredo after PSG's 3-2 defeat to Bordeaux, which was caught on television cameras. He insulted Jaffredo and one of his assistants, then described France as a "s*** country".

Disciplined: Four-match ban.

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