Ibrahimovic: I'm happy for Toronto, they'll be remembered as my 500th victim

Heather Diaz
September 16, 2018

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic made history, scoring his 500th career goal in stunning fashion but it wasn't enough to lift the Los Angeles Galaxy to a win over Toronto FC.

But his 500th career goal in the United States left fans incredulous as to how he pulled it off, completing a roundhouse kick to convert an assist from Jonathan dos Santsos to pull one back for the California team after they went 3-0 down.

Ibrahimovic came into Saturday's game tied for second in MLS scoring.

The 36-year-old Ibrahimovic became just the third active footballer to reach the milestone, joining Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. "Obviously it's not good to lose ... but I'm happy for Toronto because they'll be remembered as my 500th victim", he was quoted as saying to TSN after the match.

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He added an additional 62 goals for the Swedish national team.

It is a goal glut that started at Malmo and has continued with Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG and Manchester United.

Ibrahimovic's goal was greeted by a standing ovation from the opposition fans but the Swede dismissed the gesture as a run of the mill response to his customary brilliance. 'I have more goals than he has games.

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

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