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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores outrageous Puskas Award contender v Toronto

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored many remarkable goals during his illustrious career.

The Swedish forward has a black belt in Taekwondo and this has allowed him to execute many acrobatic shots that mere mortals wouldn’t dream of even attempting.

His insane overhead kick against England back in 2012, for example, was a goal that only Zlatan was capable of scoring.

Now in the winter of his career, 36-year-old Zlatan is currently lighting up Major League Soccer with LA Galaxy.

He’s been a huge hit Stateside, scoring an impressive 17 goals in his first 22 appearances.

His most-recent strike was the 500th goal of his career - and it will be remembered as one of his best.

If you haven’t seen the goal yet, you’re in for a real treat: it was a true work of art.

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Video: Zlatan's outrageous goal v Toronto

Jonathan dos Santos picked out Ibra inside the penalty area and the Swede did the rest, watching the ball like a hawk before dispatching it past Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono with a truly unique finish.

Watch the goal in all its glory here…

What a strike.

The goal was so good that Toronto supporters inside BMO Field even stood and applauded. You rarely see that happen.

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Football fans on social media, meanwhile, believe Zlatan’s latest goal could realistically win the FIFA Puskas Award. It’ll surely be a genuine contender for that coveted accolade.

When asked how he managed to score such an outrageous goal, the former Manchester United striker was quoted as saying by Toronto FC reporter Joshua Kloke: "Instinct. Those things, you don't plan. It's impossible to plan."

He also said after the match - in true Zlatan style - that it wasn't the first time he had received a standing ovation from opposition fans.

However, the evening was bitter-sweet for Ibrahimovic because Galaxy lost the match 5-3.

They came from 3-0 down to equalise just before the hour-mark, before conceding two more goals in the final 15 minutes of the match.

Zlatan’s side are now without a win in seven matches and currently find themselves eighth in the MLS Western Conference table.

Is this the best goal of Zlatan’s career? Have your say below.

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