Zlatan Ibrahimović: Ex-LA Galaxy star retires from professional soccer
Zlatan Ibrahimović, an iconic and generational striker, has retired from professional soccer.
Mutually agreed to part ways with the Galaxy on November 13, 2019.
Ibrahimovic is one of the most prolific goalscorers in soccer history. He has won trophies in the biggest leagues in Europe, leading his teams with his incredible physicality, technical ability and finishing. He is one of three active players with 500 career goals.
INTERNATIONAL: In 2001, Ibrahimović debuted with the Swedish National Team at the age of 19 and has since earned recognition as the best soccer player in the country’s history. An 11-time Guldbollen winner, Ibrahimović recorded 62 goals in 114 appearances for his country. He appeared for Sweden in multiple World Cups (2002, 2006) and UEFA European Championships (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016). In 2013, Ibrahimović won FIFA’s Puskás Award. Ibrahimović retired from international soccer as the nation’s all-time leading goalscorer following Sweden’s exit in the 2016 UEFA European Championships.
OUTSIDE MLS: Throughout his career, Ibrahimović has won 11 league titles in four separate countries while representing Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Ajax Amsterdam, AC Milan and Inter Milan in addition to leading his clubs to numerous other major championships, including the UEFA Europa League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Italian Super Cup (3x), French League Cup (3x), French Super Cup (3x), a Dutch Super Cup and Dutch Cup, among others. Overall, Ibrahimović has scored 421 goals for club, 62 goals for the Sweden National Team and tallied 159 assists in 730 club games.
NOTES: 2018, 2019 Best XI selection...2018. 2019 MLS MVP finalist...Won 2018 MLS Goal of the Year...One of three players in MLS history to record 20+ goals and 10+ assists in a season.