Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates goal - LA Galaxy

Since the moment he first subbed into an MLS match, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been tremendous for the LA Galaxy.


Ibrahimovic was unable to lead the Galaxy to the playoffs in his first season, but was worth the price of admission. To start 2019, he has helped push the club to four wins in their first five matches.


His first foray into MLS has been incredible, but where does it rank in league history?


With 26 goals and 11 assists in his first 30 appearances, Ibrahimovic has had one of the best goalscoring starts in league history. He trails only four players all-time for goals after 30 games. 

Player
Goals/first 30 games
Stern John
28
Roy Lassiter
27
Raul Diaz Arce
27
Mamadou Diallo
27
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
26
Josef Martinez
26
Carlos Ruiz
26

Ibrahimovic has publicly stated how he's coming for Martinez's goal records, specifically his single-season record 31 goals last season.


The striker will look to continue his torrid goalscoring pace and chase for the record books on Saturday against the Philadelphia Union (10:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+, DAZN in Canada).

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