Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores 500th career goal


Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the 500th goal of an incredible career as LA Galaxy were beaten by Toronto FC.

The Swede joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the only active players to reach the milestone, which includes goals for club and country.

And in true Zlatan fashion, the strike was an incredible one as he finished past Alex Bono with a roundhouse volley.

A chipped ball over the top found the striker, who spun and flicked it superbly into the net.

Galaxy were trailing 3-0 at the time but Ibrahimovic’s goal sparked a comeback as they pulled level, before eventually falling to a 5-3 defeat.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores a stunning goal (Image: USA TODAY Sports)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic battles for the ball (Image: USA TODAY Sports)

It was Ibrahimovic’s 17th goal in 18 league appearances for the MLS side as his remarkable career continues.

His tally of club goals now stands at 438 including strikes for Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, PSG, AC Milan and Manchester United.

The 36 year old also has 62 goals for Sweden.

Speaking after the clash, he said: “I was close to the goal. It reminds me of a goal I did in Ajax.

“It came from a cross and I turned around and hit it. I was just trying to hit the goal and it went in.

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“I am happy for Toronto because they will be remembered as my 500th victim.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 500 career goals

John Guidetti, Emil Forsberg and Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrate after Ciaran Clark scores an own goal

Malmo (1999-2001) – 18

Ajax (2001-2005) – 48

Juventus (2004-2006) – 26

Inter Milan (2006-2009) – 66

Barcelona (2009-2010) – 22

AC Milan (2010-2012) – 56

PSG (2012-2016) – 156

Manchester United (2016-2018) – 29

LA Galaxy (2018-present) – 17

Sweden (2001-2016) – 62


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