- Ibrahimovic scored his 500th career goal for club and country on Saturday
- The 36-year-old Swedish forward scored with a stunning roundhouse kick
- The goal failed to save LA Galaxy from going down 5-3 to Toronto in the MLS tie
Sweden legend Zlatan Ibrahimovich believes he deserves to be christened 'God of Goals' after scoring his 500th goal in his professional football career in about two decades.
The veteran forward, who reached the milestone with an astonishing roundhouse kick volley during Los Angeles Galaxy 5-3 defeat at Toronto, took to the social media to celebrate after uploading a film poster with the following words 'Zlatan: God of Goals' alongside a caption '500'.
Speaking later on the achievement, Ibrahimovich stressed he was unhappy to finish the match on the losing side.
“Obviously it's not good to lose... but I'm happy for Toronto because they'll be remembered as my 500th victim,” the 36-year-old, according to the Daily Mail, was quoted as saying on TSN.
The big Swede has now netted 17 goals in 22 matches for the MLS side, since arriving from United after the winter transfer window.
At the last count, Ibrahimovic scored 18 times for Malmo, 48 for Dutch giants Ajax, 26 for Serie A champions Juventus, 66 for San Siro dwellers Inter Milan, 22 for Spanish giants Barcelona, 56 for AC Milan, 156 for Ligue 1 champs Paris Saint-Germain, 29 for Man United and 62 for Sweden in a successful career.
In the 500 career goals-class, Ibrahimovic teams up with the pair of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who are playing actively at club and international level.
Interestingly, Ibrahimovic’s goal arrived after LA Galaxy went down 3-0 with first-half goals from the trio of Toronto's Victor Vazquez Solsona, Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco.
In the second stanza, the Swede inspired LA Galaxy squad members with his goal from before strikes from Ola Kamara and Rolf Feltscher goals.
But two additional goals by Jonathan Osorio and Jay Chapman ensured the eight-goal thriller ended in favour of the hosts.
Ibrahimovic and his LA Galaxy mates are rooted on eighth spot in the MLS Western Conference log.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Ibrahimovic's former boss in Manchester United Jose Mourinho is eyeing German playmaker Mesut Ozil in the forthcoming winter transfer window in January.
According to a UK Daily Star report citing sources at the Express, the former Real Madrid manager is eager to reunite with the German star at Old Trafford, after a cold war emerged between Ozil and Gunners manager Unai Emery.
The former PSG manager lambasted the midfielder recently, for not doing enough in the Gunners quest for silverware and Ozil responded with a decent performance, at St James Park on Saturday.
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