Zlatan Ibrahimovic pleased to make Toronto his 500th goal

Vastavam web: 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. The 36-year-old Ibrahimovic as always had a flair for the dramatic and he did just that Saturday in becoming the third active footballer to reach the milestone, joining Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The six-foot-five (1.95 metre) Ibrahimovic released a perfectly-timed roundhouse kick in the 43th minute that fooled goalkeeper Alex Bono for his 17th goal of the season.

Ibrahimovic came into Saturday’s game tied for second in MLS scoring. “I was close to the goal. It reminds me of a goal I did in Ajax,” he said. “It came from a cross and I turned around and I hit it. I was just trying to hit the goal and it went in.” Ibrahimovic scored 62 of his goals for Sweden with the rest coming while playing for Malmo FF, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and now the Galaxy.