Zlatan Ibrahimović Hits 500th Career Goal With An Outrageous Karate-Style Strike
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.
During 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.
Check it out below (then rewatch it a couple of times to try and figure out how he did it):
Zlatan's 500th career goal is RIDICULOUS. :fire:#TORvLA #Zlatan500 https://t.co/gosg571udB
- Major League Soccer (@MLS) 16 September 2018
Of course, Ibrahimović's strike puts him in the same history books as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to reach that goalscoring feat.
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.
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.
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.
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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
Dare to Zlatan, anyone?
What did you make of Ibrahimović's karate-style goal?
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