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Ibrahimovic scores 500th career goal

16 September 2018

Zlatan Ibrahimovic simply doesn't score ordinary goals, but even by his standards, his 500th career goal was special.

The six-foot-five (1.95 metre) Ibrahimovic released a perfectly-timed roundhouse kick in the 43th minute that fooled goalkeeper Alex Bono for his 17th goal of the season.

He is now joins Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as being the only active player to score 500 goals for club and country.

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Ibrahimovic's first goal for the Galaxy was a 40 yard wonder strike that made the score 3-3 in the Los Angeles derby, following that up with a 90th minute victor in his debut match.

Toronto had jumped out to a 3-0 first-half lead at BMO Field before Ibrahimovic's goal fueled a furious Galaxy rally that saw a tie game by the 58th minute.

Ibrahimovic joined the Galaxy in March on transfer from English Premier League's Manchester United.

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"Obviously it's not good to lose. but I'm happy for Toronto because they'll be remembered as my 500th victim", Ibrahimovic told TSN after the game.

In his career, the 36-year-old has scored 156 goals for PSG, 66 goals for Inter Milan, 56 goals for AC Milan, 48 goals for Ajax, 29 goals for Manchester United, 26 goals for Juventus, 22 goals for Barcelona and 18 goals for Malmo.

Fomer Sweden International Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a stunning goal in the MLS on Sunday. "It reminds me of a goal I did in Ajax", he said. "I was just trying to hit the goal and it went in". Toronto answered with two more goals to win 5-3.

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Ibrahimovic scores 500th career goal