Zlatan Ibrahimovic took less than five minutes to open the scoring for LA Galaxy against (a still-Wayne-Rooney-less) DC United on Wednesday evening.
Indeed, in getting across his man and volleying home David Romney’s cross, the 36-year-old scored the 500th goal of his long and meandering career, according to RSSSF statistics.
After a flying start, Galaxy eventually on to get pegged back by DC, who salvaged a 2-2 draw by the end of the encounter.
As for Zlatan, he becomes only the 28th footballer in history to reach 500 competitive, recorded goals, doing so in 870 matches across a 19-year span.
He is also only the second ever Swede to accomplish the feat behind AC Milan legend Gunnar Nordahl, who bowed out with 513 goals to his name in 1958.
That said, Ibrahimovic still has a fair distance to make up on the man at the top of the all-time list, with Czech titan Josef Bican banging in 805 goals in 530 games between 1931 and 1955.