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The stats on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s scoring record at Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and LA Galaxy
Last Updated: 16/09/18 1:00pm
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th career goal during La Galaxy’s 5-3 defeat to Toronto on Sunday.
The Swede brought up the milestone in stunning style, latching onto a looping free-kick to convert an acrobatic, spinning volley.
Ibrahimovic has now joined Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the only active players to reach the 500-goal milestone.
Here are the stats on his record…
Ibrahimovic has now scored 17 goals in 22 appearances for the MLS club, which equates to 0.77 per appearance – his fifth-highest season ratio during an illustrious 21-year senior career.
That average is close to his club peak at Paris Saint-Germain in 2015/16, when he scored 50 goals in 51 appearances – a staggering ratio of 0.98 a game.
|Barcelona||AC Milan||Jun, 2011||£24m|
|AC Milan||PSG||Jun, 2012||£15.7m|
|PSG||Man Utd||Jul, 2016||Free|
|Man Utd||LA Galaxy||Mar, 2018||Free|
His current form comes off the back of his worst ratio to date, having only scored one goal from seven run-outs during his second spell at United last season (0.14 a game) – although five of those appearances were from the bench.
While 438 of his goals have come in domestic competitions, another 62 were scored in a Sweden shirt.
For country, he scored a career-high 11 in the calendar years of 2012 and 2015 – hitting a career-high of 1.1 per game in his penultimate year before retiring from international football two years ago.
Having defied his 36 years to overcome a career-threatening knee injury last year, the Swede appears to be back to his best with LA Galaxy.
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