He Came. He Saw and He Conquered. Now Zlatan Leaves.
The LA Galaxy announced today that Zlatan Ibrahimović will not return for the 2020 MLS season.
While this is sad, it is not a surprise.
Ibrahimović’s LA Galaxy career tallied 52 goals and 17 assists in 53 starts.
I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you @lagalaxy for making me feel alive again. To the Galaxy fans – you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome. The story continues…Now go back to watch baseball pic.twitter.com/kkL6B6dJBr— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) November 13, 2019
“We would like to thank Zlatan for his contributions to the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer,” said LA Galaxy President and former Galaxy player Chris Klein.
“Since his arrival in 2018, Zlatan has positively influenced the sport of soccer in Los Angeles.”Chris Klein, LA Galaxy President
“We are grateful for his work ethic and passion. We thank Zlatan for his professionalism and immeasurable impact on the Los Angeles community and the soccer community in North America as a whole,” said Klein.
The former star PSG striker and Swedish Captain has been a goal-scoring machine for years. Known for his outrageous creativity, cool bicycle kicks, and outspoken statements — he told Arsenal’s boss Arsene Wenger that he doesn’t tryout — Zlatan has also always been thankful to his fans. In fact, soccer fans might remember when Zlatan was quoted saying, “A World Cup without me is nothing to watch, so it is not worth waiting for the World Cup.”
Here is a recent Tweet thanking fans:
The five-time MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy will kick off their 25th season in Major League Soccer in March 2020.
The Galaxy’s season opener, along with the club’s entire 2020 MLS Regular Season, will be announced on a later date.