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16 Sep 2018

#Ibra500: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his 500th career goal

Zlatan scores 500th goal, joins Messi and CR7

The Swedish football legend, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, scored his 500th career goal while playing for LA Galaxy in their match against Toronto FC.

Notably, the landmark goal by Zlatan came in a losing cause.

This makes Zlatan only the third, among active footballers, to reach the 500-goal mark.

The other two individuals are Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Here's more about this achievement.

In context

Zlatan scores 500th goal, joins Messi and CR7
Ruler of the world: Zlatan scored wherever he went


Ruler of the world: Zlatan scored wherever he went

No other world-class player has changed clubs as often as Zlatan

From Ajax, Juventus, AC, and Inter Milan, Barcelona, United, to PSG- Zlatan has shown he is the boss.

He is one of the most decorated footballers, as well, with 33 trophies to his name.

His 500th goal came in the most Zlatan-esque way possible- with a roundhouse kick.


Goal distribution: When and where the strikes came

Zlatan started at Malmo (18 goals) and then moved to Ajax (48 goals).

Then came Juventus (26 goals), Inter Milan (66), Barcelona (22) and AC Milan (56).

Zlatan netted in 156 times for PSG.

Moving to United, he scored 29 and with LA he has scored 17 times.

He has 438 club goals and the other 62 came from his international appearances for Sweden.

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Major League Soccer has posted the historic strike by Zlatan

LA Galaxy have congratulated their star with this video

The career achievements of Zlatan Ibrahimovic


The career achievements of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan has won silverware wherever he went in his career.

He lifted 2 Eredivisie titles with Ajax, 3 Serie A titles with Inter and one with AC Milan, one Spanish league with Barcelona and four Ligue 1 titles with PSG.

He also won the Europa League with Manchester United, Coupe de France, Spanish Super Cup, and Italian Super Cup among others.


Numerous records held by the Swedish legend

Zlatan is the only player to participate in the Champions League with seven different teams.

Zlatan and Ronaldinho are the only ones to score in El Clasico, Derby della Madonnina (AC Milan vs Inter Milan), and Le Classique (PSG vs Marseilles).

He is the only player in Barcelona's history to score in his first five league matches.

Zlatan also netted in EPL's 2,5000th goal.

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