Zlatan ‘Kung Fu’ Ibrahimovic scores 500th career goal

16 September, 2018, 13:43 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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Ibrahimovic came into Saturday's game tied for second in MLS scoring.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been a source of some truly spectacular goals while playing in Europe.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the only active players with 500 or more senior club and global goals after scoring an eye-catching effort during LA Galaxy's defeat by Toronto.

A stunning spinning full volley from Ibrahimovic, who joined Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the only active players to reach that milestone just before halftime gave the Galaxy some life.


Ibrahimovic - Sweden's all-time leading scorer with 62 goals in 116 appearances - has enjoyed an illustrious career.

After starting his career at Malmo (18) in Sweden, Ibrahimovic has gone on to score goals for Dutch giants Ajax (48), Juventus (26), Inter (66), Barcelona (22), AC Milan (56), Paris Saint-Germain and United (29). The goal cut the deficit to 3-1 and sparked a three-goal Galaxy rally but the defending MLS champions would go on to win 5-3 in front of a crowd of 30,700 at BMO Field in Toronto.

The 36-year-old Swede joined Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the only active players with 500 goals for club and worldwide play, cutting the Galaxy's lead to 3-1 in the 43rd minute. "I am happy for Toronto because they will be remembered as my 500th victim", said Ibrahimovic.

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