- Ibisevic one of five Bundesliga players on five goals after six matches.
- Four goals in last two games for Hertha.
- The Bundesliga's leading Bosnian goalscorer.
Just look at the statistics since the Bosnian assumed leadership duties at the start of the campaign: six games played, five goals scored and a place alongside FC Bayern München's Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and 1. FC Köln's Anthony Modeste at the top of the 2016/17 scoring charts.
"It was one of the best days of my life," Ibisevic said proudly after scoring the 20th Bundesliga brace of his career in Hertha's 2-0 win over Hamburger SV on Matchday 6 - just 17 hours after his wife, Zerina, had given birth to the couple's daughter no less. "She came early, so I still had time to get enough sleep in before the Hertha game."
Watch: Ibisevic fires Hertha to victory against HSV:
Anyone else would have taken the weekend off - he had the Hertha hierarchy's blessing to do so - but Ibisevic is no ordinary striker. His 18 Hinrunde goals famously fuelled former club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's nominal Herbstmeister triumph in 2008/09, before a cruciate knee injury curtailed his and the Bundesliga newcomers' unexpected tilt at domestic glory.
Ibisevic resumed goal-scoring duties on Matchday 7 of the ensuing campaign, when he rattled off a stunning hat-trick in a game against future employers Hertha. Since then, the ex-Hoffenheim and VfB Stuttgart frontman has netted a further 77 goals in 216 Bundesliga appearances, including four in his last two for the Old Lady.
Watch: Ibisevic celebrates the birth of his baby girl in style:
'The Vedator' has now found the back of the net against 17 of the Bundesliga's 18 current cast members, while his brace against Hamburg - his second double in his many games - took him past the great Sergej Barbarez as the Bundesliga's all-time leading Bosnian marksman on 97 goals.
"To be compared to him is a real honour for me," admitted Ibisevic, who would have been just 16 years of age when Barbarez plundered 22 goals for Hamburg in 2000/01 to become the first Bosnian in Bundesliga history to lift the Torjägerkanone. "It's not something I ever thought about at the start of my career."
There is more to the Barbarez-Ibisevic comparison than Balkan blood and Bundesliga milestones, however. Six matches into 2000/01, Barbarez also had five Bundesliga goals to his name, with back-to-back braces of his own coming on Matchdays 4 and 5. The numbers are uncanny, but if 32-year-old Ibisevic can stay fit and continue to score goals with Barbarez-inspired regularity, he could yet emulate his idol once again, in the Torjägerkanone department.