​England and ​Manchester United legend David Beckham has congratulated former Paris Saint-Germain teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic on reaching 500 career goals, joking that, "500 goals, makes you really, really old."


The 36-year-old, who is considered to be one of the best players in the history of the sport, scored his 500th goal in outrageous fashion, spinning and volleying the ball during LA Galaxy's 5-3 loss to Toronto in Major League Soccer over the weekend.


That goal ensured that Ibrahimovic joined ​Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and ​Barcelona's Lionel Messi as the third active player to score 500 goals for club and country in his career. This got his former teammate Beckham to hail him for his achievement.



"Zlatan, I want to say congratulations. 500 goals. What a career, what a player, what an achievement. Pleasure to play with you and against you. Pleasure to be your friend. 500 goals… that makes you really, really old."


"But on a serious note, congratulations mate. One thing you need to work on. You're a little bit shy. So, work on it. You'll get better. Congratulations mate. Incredible," said the Englishman in an interview shared by Galaxy.


The Swedish superstar has played for as many as nine clubs in his career including the likes of Ajax, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.