Ibrahimovic scores 500th career goal

Ibrahimovic scores 500th career goal

LA Galary forward and Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović just scored his 500th career goal in very fitting fashion.

The striker now plies his trade in the USA after playing for an array of elite clubs in Europe such as Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG and Manchester United, chalking up goals that brought him a championship title in nearly every league he's played in.

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

The six-foot-five (1.95 metre) Ibrahimovic joined the 500 club by releasing a perfectly timed roundhouse kick in the 45th minute that fooled Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono.

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"He thinks he is the philosopher of football", Ibrahimovic is quoted as saying of the former Roma midfielder by MLS after the game.

"I was close to the goal", he said. "I have more goals than he has games". It came from a cross and I turned around and hit it.

Jonathan Osorio's 75th-minute go-ahead goal halted a three-goal Galaxy comeback and helped give Toronto some much needed points in their playoff push. In doing this, Zlatan, known for scoring the most outrageous goals, added one more to his collection.

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.

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