500 for Zlatan: Ibrahimovic joins Messi and Ronaldo with milestone goal

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Harry How
The LA Galaxy forward's 500th career goal came with his typical touch of flair even though his club continues to struggle

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now joined an exlcusive club that includes just him, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as active players who have scored 500 career goals for both club and country. 

The big Swede netted his 500th in style, with a roundhouse kick helping him slot the ball past Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono. 

Only Barcelona star Messi and Juventus ace Ronaldo boast more goals among active players than the former Manchester United, PSG, Juventus and Ajax star, who joined up with the MLS side earlier in the season. 

Ibrahimovic has netted 438 goals across 747 appearances in his club career with Malmö FF, Ajax, Juventus, FC Internazionale, FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris-Saint Germain, Manchester United and the LA Galaxy, adding 62 goals in 114 senior appearances for Sweden. 

In 18 league appearances with the Galaxy Ibrahimovic now has 17 goals, good for second in the league behind Atlanta United's Josef Martinez, who set the MLS single-season scoring record with his 28th goal last month. 

During his glitering career, Ibrahimovic has also won 33 trophies, though adding to that tally with the Galaxy this season could prove tough as the club currently sits eighth in the Western Conference and out of the MLS playoff places. 

Saturday's match ended up being a thriller as well, though the Galaxy came up short in the end. 

Ibrahimovic's goal was the first of the night for LA, with the Galaxy trailing 3-1 at that point before pulling back level in the second half with goals from Ola Kamara and Rolf Feltscher, who scored his first goal of the season. 

But Jonathan Osorio put put the home side back in front and Jay Chapman rounded out a 5-3 win for the defending MLS champion.