Zlatan Ibrahimović has done it once again. The former Manchester United and Barcelona striker has reached a new milestone in his illustrious career, but more importantly, he’s done it in typical Zlatan style.
For those who might not be aware of the talents of Zlatan, there are worse things that you could do than go and seek out some YouTube videos to catch yourself up. You won’t regret it.
After a career that has taken him to Milan, Paris, Barcelona, and Manchester to name but a few, he has recently moved to ‘break America’ in LA at the age of 36.
During his side LA Galaxy’s match against Toronto, the self-proclaimed God showed why he hasn’t lost his deadly striking prowess when he scored his 500th goal for club and country.
Of course, Ibrahimović’s strike now puts him in the same history books as the world’s very best, including Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who have also reached this goalscoring milestone.
Even at 36 years old, the Swedish forward is producing quality moments in front of the net (or with his back to it).
LA Galaxy were 3-0 down in the first half before Ibrahimović pulled off that spectacular strike — and it seemed to be a rallying call for his team.
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Zlatan’s Californian side scored twice in the second half to level it up to 3-3, but Toronto were able to bounce back and make it 5-3 before the full-time whistle was blown.
Ibrahimović moved to LA Galaxy in 2018 after a two-year stint with Manchester United, winning both the UEFA Europa League and EFL Cup in his debut season with the Red Devils.
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It doesn’t look like the big Swede is getting ready to hang up his boots any time soon, especially when he’s made 22 appearances for LA Galaxy and scored 17 times in his first season in the MLS.
In fact, he’s even been linked with a move to the Egyptian side Pyramids. Whether or not that happens — it seems unlikely at the moment — Ibrahimović won’t have any problems replicating his form in that league either.
Remember: form is temporary, but class is permanent.
And Ibrahimović is all about being classy.
And followed by his quote post-match that he was “happy for Toronto because they will be remembered as my 500th victim” :joy:
– Lindsay Hamilton (@Linz_Hamilton) 16 September 2018
I have never seen a full-volley out of the air, roundhouse kick golazo. Thank you Zlatan :clap:
– Dax McCarty (@DaxMcCarty11) 16 September 2018
500 Zlatan goals for club & country:
PSG – 156
Inter Milan – 66
Sweden – 62
AC Milan – 56
Ajax – 48
Manchester United – 29
Juventus – 26
Barcelona – 22
Malmö – 18
LA Galaxy – 17 pic.twitter.com/7idBh5xOkZ
– ESPN (@espn) 16 September 2018
The guy is frankly ridiculous. Dare to Zlatan, anyone?
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