Zlatan happy to make Toronto his 500th goal victim

In the 43rd minute he reached a cross from Jonathan dos Santos in the box and did a karate kick movement to sent the ball flying in, a stunning and curious volley.

The 36-year-old striker has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe through out his career, punctuating his time at the top level with a series of unbelievable goals.

Following the goal, fans on Twitter were just as stunned as the commentary team at Ibrahimovic's incredible acrobatic effort. He has 17 goals and eight assists in 22 appearances with the Galaxy.

Unfortunately for Zlatan and the Galaxy, a Jonathan Osorio goal in the 75th minute and another from Jay Chapman gave Toronto FC the win meaning the Galaxy slip further away from the playoffs.

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But more importantly the exquisite strike put his name in the history books as only the third active player to score 500 career goals - after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He also scored 62 goals for Swedish national side. "I probably have more goals than the guys on the field have games together".

Ibrahimovic joined the Galaxy in March on transfer from English Premier League's Manchester United. "It came from a cross and I turned around and I hit it".

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

"I was close to the goal", he said.

  • Lawrence Cooper