Ibrahimovic wins MLS Goal of the Year award

CARSON, CA - MARCH 31: Zlatan Ibrahimovic #9 of Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half of the game against the Los Angeles FC at StubHub Center on March 31, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic won the Major League Soccer’s Goal of the Year prize on Tuesday for his debut LA Galaxy goal in March

The Swedish striker came on as a 71st-minute substitute for his Galaxy debut on March 31 against Los Angeles FC.

It took Ibrahimovic just six minutes to get on the scoresheet with a remarkable strike from 40 yards – his first-ever strike for the club.

The former Manchester United star then capped off a brilliant debut at the StubHub Center by heading in a stoppage-time winner to complete a comeback 4-3 win for Galaxy.

Ibrahimovic said after the game: “I heard the crowd saying ‘We want Zlatan, we want Zlatan,’

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“So I gave them Zlatan. They were pushing me, and I was giving back.”

Now the MLS announced on their website that Ibrahimovic’s first strike against LAFC has won him the AT&T Goal of the Year – as voted by fans.

Ibrahimovic joins the likes of Obafemi Martins and Landon Donovan in winning the Goal of the Year prize.

The Swede also won the 2018 MLS Newcomer of the Year award on Monday after managing 22 goals and seven assists in 26 games for Galaxy.